Greek Theatre

Author: Judith Ackroyd and John Hughes, Publisher: Phoenix
$24.95
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9781876757007

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 and 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

 

More Information
ISBN 9781876757007
Subject English