Monday, March 05, 2007
Tragedy & Comedy: the Greeks developed the western world's form of drama
Amphitheaters for performances.
Tragedy: life's unrelenting misfortunes.
Comedy: we laugh when people are embarassed or confused or are witty in their responses to life.
Greek drama was created as a religious rite. Plays were events that honored the gods. Today in the Passion Play and praise dance we see that Chrstians, too, appreciate drama in worship.