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    The theater of Epidaurus was first formed in Ancient Greece around the year 340 BC. This piece of architecture was used for many celebrations including the God that it was named after. The theater was created for entertainment and to celebrate the God Dionysos. Polykleitos the Younger first built the Theater of Epidaurus. This theater could seat up to fourteen thousand people, before then the number that could be seated was only six thousand. The theater was a great way to bring people together under

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    The Greeks were known for giving offerings to their gods. They decided to build a theater where they could give their offerings. Although the main thing that they used it for was giving offerings, it was also used for some other things. This paper will be talking about Greek drama genres, why theater was so important, and how they make their voices heard. Greeks took entertainment very seriously. They used drama to investigate the world in which they lived. One of the main themes they used was

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    exemplifying the values and beliefs of its culture and time. Ancient Greek theater reflects ancient Greek values and beliefs, such as the importance of the gods. Medieval theater portrays Medieval beliefs and values, like the values of community and religion. This can be said for post-modern works as well. Post-modern theater, although it seems fractured, reflects the culture, sub-culture, and time of its creation. Although post-modern theater does not share all unanimous ideals, like previous theatrical

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    Ancient Greek Theater Greece is the protégé of theatre and in turn stands as the basis of Western theatrical tradition; as a large part of the broader culture of theatricality and performance. In classical Greece included festivals, religious rituals, politics, law, athletics and gymnastics, music, poetry, weddings, funerals, and symposiums. In the original culture of the Greek theatre they stressed the importance of the twelve Olympian gods, advanced technology, theatrical stage, first actor

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    The Evolution of Greek Theater Greek theater can be considered to be one of the building blocks for our theater today. The advancements that the Greeks possessed in the early fifth century were the start of western theater. The Greeks were heavily involved with religion and religious festivals, comedies, tragedies, climatic drama, and took the outdoor amphitheater and made many improvements to its structure. In Ancient Greece religion and theater went hand in hand. The Greeks developed religion

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    Ancient Greek Theater is the first historical record of “drama,” which is the Greek term meaning “to do” or “to act.” Beginning in the 5th century BC, Greek Theater developed into an art that is still used today. During the golden age of the Athenians plays were created, plays that are considered among the greatest works of world drama. Today there are thousands of well-known plays and films based on the re-make of ancient drama.      Theater originated from the religious

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    To honor their gods the ancient Greeks created wonders that forced them to make advanced technology structures. The theater architectural designs of the ancient Greeks have been adapted and modified throughout the years by numerous other cultures. There are three main structural elements that complete a Greek theater; those include the theatron, the orchestra, and the skene .One of these was the Epidaurus theatre built to honor the God Dionayrs . It is considered to be the greatest theatre in Western

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    Ancient Greek Theater

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    threatened when he got too worked up, but rather his fate. This suspenseful and masterful plot, conceived by the legendary playwright Sophocles, was one of the many groundbreaking works to come out of fifth century BC Greece. Works of ancient Greek theater, particularly Oedipus the King, embodied the spirit of innovation that fifth century BC Athens was known for. The fifth century BC in Athens, aptly known as the “Golden Age,” was a time of great achievements in art and

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    think made some people hate and write against the theater? People believe in unscientific things such as God and Goddess. The theater, the acting at that time had been tread as lying and which might be the blasphemy. Therefore from church, society, community, and union, actors and play writer had been seen as they against their Gods or create the chaos. Of course not everyone one at that time had the same thought. Some of the ancient people admired theater and accept it; also the writers and actors also

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    Review Questions 1. Why is theater often considered a social event? Theater is often considered a social event, because shows have set runs, and many people attend the show before it stops playing in the theatres. Many people often attend shows as a group. 2. How can an audience become involved in a theatrical performance? The audience becomes involved in a show much like a reader becomes involved in a book. The audience knows that the show is not real, but pretends it is. 3. What are some of

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