Monday, March 05, 2007

Tragedy & Comedy: the Greeks developed the western world's form of drama

Tragedy and Comedy
Originally uploaded by ocadotony.
Thespis: the first *actor.* A thespian!
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.

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