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Greek Theatre

$24.95

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Product Code: 978-1-876757-00-7

 

by Judith Ackroyd and John Hughes

 

Greek Theatre provides a general introduction to the theatre of the ancient Greeks, with activities, teaching ideas and background information for two of the greatest Greek dramas

Antigone

Medea

The activities for each play put an emphasis on the plays as performance:

  • setting the scene
  • text into performance
  • staging
  • language and themes

Contents of Greek Theatre

Introduction to Greek Theatre                     

  • Background Information
  • Creating the Theatre                              Familiarisation Exercise
  • Acting With Masks                                 Performance Exercise
  • The Context of Greek Theatre                  Dramatic Conventions
  • Genres                                                 Discussion
  • Tragedy                                               Dramatic Conventions

Antigone

  • Introduction to Antigone                       Setting the Scene
  • Introducing the Text                            Text Into Performance
  • Considering the Chorus                         Text Into Performance
  • The Play Grid                                       Staging
  • Casting                                              Staging
  • Antigone and the Tragic Genre                Background

Medea

  • Introduction                                       Background Information
  • The Exposition                                    Setting the Scene
  • Begging for Time: Space & Power           Staging
  • Plans for Revenge                                Tension Graphs
  • The Verse of the Chorus                        Language
  • The Prosecution and the Defence           Theme
  • Dialogue and Mask Work                        Staging
  • Physical Theatre                                  Staging
  • The Play Grid                                       Staging
  • Casting                                               Staging
  • Medea and the Tragic Genre                   Background
 
 
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