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Page 1: Greek Theater. Oedipus Rex Prediction: Oedipus will murder his father. Oedipus’ bio parents give him up to a shepherd. Shepherd gives Oedipus to King

Greek Theater

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Oedipus Rex

Prediction: 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

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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.

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Roots in Worship of Dionysus

God of wine and revelry

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Theater at Epidaurus

Example of greek theater – resembles stadium

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Theater at Epidaurus

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Dionysus Theater in Athens

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Dionysus Theater in Athens

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Dionysus Theater in Athens

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Audience at Theater

of Delphi

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Chorus: 12 men representing the citizens of Greece - values

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Chorus

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Masks of Greek Theater

Tragic playwrights:

Sophocles - antigone

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Masks of Greek Theater

Quick costume changes

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Masks of Greek Theater

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Masks of Greek Theater

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Maenads and Satyrs

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Dionysus and Satyrs

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Greek Comedy and Aristophanes

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Aristotle’s Poetics

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Central Character is of the Elite Class

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Central Character suffers a Downfall

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Central Character is Neither Wholly good

nor wholly evil

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Downfall is the result of a TRAGIC

Flaw

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Misfortunes involve characters who are related or who are

friends

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Tragic actions take place offstage

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Central Character has a moment of

recognition

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Audience experiences pity

and fear

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Pity and Fear leads to a catharsis

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Sophocles

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Oedipus Rex

Oedipus at Colonus

Antigone

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Delphi

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Delphi

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Delphi

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Oracle of Delphi

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Oedipus and Sphinx

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Oedipus and Sphinx

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Oedipus and Sphinx