An Introduction to Greek Theatre

This video gives an overview of the different elements of Greek Theatre, including chorus, mask, festival, playwrights, and more... The cast of a Greek play in the Dionysia was comprised of amateurs, not professionals. Dionysia was the name given to the festivals of Dionysus, the God of wine and fertility. Ancient Greek actors had to use big gestures so that the entire audience could see and hear the story.

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