Miscellaneous Ancient Stuff
The Gods
Plays
Origins and Spaces
Performance

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

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

500

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.
What is "thespian?"

500

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.
What is spectacle?