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Greek Theatre

  1. Wikipedia; comprehensive. Follow a few links.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_theatre

  2. Basic, but an easy start
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/classics/theatre/intro.shtml

  3. Structure of the Greek Theatre
    http://www.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/tragedy_theater.html

  4. History of the Greek Theatre

  5. Role of the Chorus

  6. Some great images; click on the amphitheatre to get an idea of size.
    http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110Tech/Theater.html

  7. Images
    http://www.greeklandscapes.com/greece/ancient_theaters.html

  8. Comprehension activity

Staging Oedipus

  1. Basic but good.
    http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/west/teachers/oneal/OedipusandtheGreekTheatre.html

  2. http://www.clas.ufl.edu/ipsa/journal/articles/psyart1999/oedipus/oedipus.html

  3. Staging Greek tragedy, Oedipus
    http://www.clas.ufl.edu/ipsa/journal/articles/psyart1999/oedipus/oedipus.html

 

Antigone poster

Antigone the Play

Questions : Refer to this link then answer the questions set in class on Issues and Tragedy.

Gender Issues in Antigone (student essay)

Gradesaver  (excellent resource)

Antigone sculpture


Tragedy
On Tragedy
Basic definitions and explanation of tragedy. Exercises to  answer.

Aristotles Theory of Tragedy

Modern image of Antigone


Links on Greek Drama
Antigone Resources
Background information on Greek drama, staging, the chorus and Aristotle's theories of tragedy. Includes links to to other sites

Antigone poster 2

 

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