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Greek Theatre Terms

Terms

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episode
section of a play between 2 stasima ( = an act)
prologue
section of the play that precedes the parados
exodus
section of the play following the last stasimon of choral song = the finale
stasimon
a lyric ode sung ( w/ dance) by chorus, usually w// no actors present, (bridge from episode to episode)
kommos
lyric or chant duet between actor(s) and chorus = highly mornful/ emotional
parados
the ode 1st sung by the chorus as they first enter the orchestra
orchestra
circular dancing space where actors/ chorus dance/sing/ interact infront of the skene
Dionysus
god of theatre, competition/ festival
skene
building behind the stage decorated to fit the needs of the play
theatron
literally the veiwing space where the spectators sat

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