Miscellaneous Ancient Stuff The Gods Plays Origins and Spaces Performance

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Who are women?
This type of person was not allowed on the stage during the ancient period of Greek and Roman theatre.

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Who is Dionysus?
Modern theater began in Greece as a form of religious worship to this god.

100

What is comedy?
This word comes from the Greek word "komos." It is the opposite of tragedy.

100

What is an amphitheatre?
Ancient GREEK theater was performed in this type of space.

100

What is the chorus?
This is a group of people who speak as ONE CHARACTER in ancient plays.

200

What are poetry, music, dance and theatre?
The yearly festival honoring Dionysus included these four types of artistic endeavors.

200

What are wine, vegetation, fertility, and festivity?
Dionysus was the god of these four things. (Yes. You have to name all four.)

200

What is "goat poem" or "goat song?"
Tragedy comes from the Greek words "tragos" and "ode" which literally means this.

200

What is a coliseum?
Ancient Roman theater was performed in a different type of space, known as this, which resembles a modern-day football stadium.

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What are masks and robes?
These two items make up type of costume pieces that Greek performers traditionally wore.

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What is the government?
The people who could not afford entry into the festival could afford to go because of financial assistance from this entity.

300

What is POLYTHEISTIC?
Ancient cultures could be described as being THIS, which means "worshiping many gods."

300

What is "band of revelers?"
The root word of comedy -- "komos" -- means this.

300

What is a mountain/hillside?
Amphitheatres were built by digging a "bowl" into this type of terrain, then carving seats into the sloping sides that remained.

300

What are "platform" shoes?
Greek actors wore this type of footwear.

400

What is satire?
This modern word has an origin in ancient times, as it stems from the satyr plays that mocked people in power.

400

What is the Dionysian Festival (or City Dionysia)?
This is the name of the arts-based festival that took place in the spring in celebration of the god it is named for.

400

What are satyr plays?
These plays are named after the half-man, half-goat servants of Dionysus. The plays took place in between the acts of a tragedy.

400

What is "theatron?"
The origin of the word "theatre" comes from this Greek word, which means "viewing place."

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What is in unison?
A traditional Greek chorus usually moves and speaks in this fashion.

500

What is a sea battle?
Roman spectacle included these types of events that involved flooding the coliseum.

500

What is grape leaves?
Dionysus is often depicted in drawings and paintings from ancient days as having a wreath of THIS upon his head.

500

What is a goat?
In Ancient Greece, playwrights who won an award at the festival would often receive this as a prize.

500

What is "thespian?"
Thespis was a popular Greek writer during ancient times. This is the modern word that we use for "actor" today that comes from his name.

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What is spectacle?
The chorus functions as an "ideal spectator" (reacting the way the author hopes the audience will react) and also creates this, which is basically the ancient version of CGI digital special effects.

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