Thursday, March 30, 2006

Amphitheatre Aspendos: the Greek influence on drama

Amphitheatre Aspendos
Originally uploaded by cyberliesl.
Students presenting skits on the lives of great philosophers were mimicing the Greeks.

Today students made masks, as did the thespians of historic Greece. Inside the ancient masks were mega phones, to amplify the actors' voices. The Greeks were apt students of acoustics.

more vocab:
* tragedy
* comedy
* chorus
* orchestra
* skene (scene)
* mega
* micro
* macro

A classic movie of powerful stereotypes: Zorba the Greek. A modern classic: My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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