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  • Greek Theater

  • Oedipus RexPrediction: Oedipus will murder his father.Oedipus bio parents give him up to a shepherd.Shepherd gives Oedipus to King and Queen of Corinth.Oedipus grows up learns of legend re: his birth parents/curse goes to find his father

  • Oedipus RexOedipus consults the oracle and others and learns that he murdered his father.Oedipus married his mother, Jocasta, and had four children with her.Jocasta commits suicide.Oedipus gouges his eyes out and eventually dies.Antigone and Ismene are his daughters.Eteocles and Polyneices are his sons.

  • Roots in Worship of DionysusGod of wine and revelry

  • Theater at EpidaurusExample of greek theater resembles stadium

  • Theater at Epidaurus

  • Dionysus Theater in Athens

  • Dionysus Theater in Athens

  • Dionysus Theater in Athens

  • Audience at Theater of Delphi

  • Chorus: 12 men representing the citizens of Greece - values

  • Chorus

  • Masks of Greek TheaterTragic playwrights:Sophocles - antigone

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  • Masks of Greek Theater

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  • Dionysus and Satyrs

  • Greek Comedy and Aristophanes

  • Aristotles Poetics

  • Central Character is of the Elite Class

  • Central Character suffers a Downfall

  • Central Character is Neither Wholly good nor wholly evil

  • Downfall is the result of a TRAGIC Flaw

  • Misfortunes involve characters who are related or who are friends

  • Tragic actions take place offstage

  • Central Character has a moment of recognition

  • Audience experiences pity and fear

  • Pity and Fear leads to a catharsis

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  • Delphi

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  • Oracle of Delphi

  • Oedipus and Sphinx

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