Theater 1010: Greek Chorus

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Theater 1010: Greek Chorus

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Greek Chorus

Extra Facts>Chorus expressed fears and secrets of characters>Non-individualized group>May also include acting, narrating, singing, and dancing

Greek Theater Chorus>Western theater pioneers>Greek Chorus adds to dramatic effect>Help tell story in which they are in, also known as the conscience>Some wore masks to create an unidentified group>Smaller chorus's might have had a actor in the play as a smaller character

Greek Theater Chorus>Storytelling device>Highlights important parts from the scene>Similar to a narrator>May also sing odes, instead of speaking>Creates imagery for the audience to help carry out suspense of what is to come>Changes perspective of the audience

Contemporary Theater Chorus>Use song and dance to highlight important parts in a scene>Songs are used to present important themes>Chorus may also adapt roles for other characters in play>Storytelling aspect also

Delcayre, Celine. (n.d.). The Greek Chorus Dynamic in Ancient and Contemporary Theater. http://www.sonoma.edu/theatreanddance/_docs/badpenny_chorus.pdf

Stewart, Max. (August 1, 2013). The Influence of the Greek Chorus on Entertainment (video). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ppfsDlWdIE

Google. (June 8, 2014). http://www.google.com/images

Dpl1960. (September 18, 2011). Oedipus Rex – Choral Ode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD8rmXwG9ZQ

5 Facts About Audience Greek Chorus. (n.d.). In the Bite Size Encyclopedia online. Retrieved from http://5factsabout.com/articles/5-facts-about-Ancient-Greek-Chorus/


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