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Greek tragedy Athenian tragedy—the oldest surviving form of tragedy—is a type of dance -drama that formed an important part of the theatrical culture of the city-state. The presentations took the form of a contest between three playwrights, who presented their works on three successive days.
Each playwright offered a tetralogy consisting of three tragedies and a concluding comic piece called a satyr play.
Only one complete trilogy of tragedies has survived, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. The Greek theatre was in the open air, on the side of a hill, and performances of a trilogy and satyr play probably lasted most of the day.
Performances were apparently open to all citizens, including women, but evidence is scant. The play as a whole was composed in various verse metres. All actors were male and wore masks.
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A Greek chorus danced as well as sang, though no one knows exactly what sorts of steps the chorus performed as it sang. Choral songs in tragedy are often divided into three sections: This event was frequently a brutal murder of some sort, an act of violence which could not be effectively portrayed visually, but an action of which the other characters must see the effects in order for it to have meaning and emotional resonance.
Another such device was a crane, the mechanewhich served to hoist a god or goddess on stage when they were supposed to arrive flying. This device gave origin to the phrase " deus ex machina " "god out of a machine"that is, the surprise intervention of an unforeseen external factor that changes the outcome of an event.
Roman fresco in Pompeii. Probably meant to be recited at elite gatherings, they differ from the Greek versions in their long declamatory, narrative accounts of action, their obtrusive moralising, and their bombastic rhetoric. They dwell on detailed accounts of horrible deeds and contain long reflective soliloquies.
Though the gods rarely appear in these plays, ghosts and witches abound. Senecan tragedies explore ideas of revengethe occult, the supernatural, suicide, blood and gore.
Renaissance[ edit ] Influence of Greek and Roman[ edit ] Classical Greek drama was largely forgotten in Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 16th century. Medieval theatre was dominated by mystery playsmorality playsfarces and miracle plays.
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The earliest tragedies to employ purely classical themes are the Achilles written before by Antonio Loschi of Vicenza c. Both were completed by early and are based on classical Greek models, Rosmunda on the Hecuba of Euripidesand Oreste on the Iphigenia in Tauris of the same author; like Sophonisba, they are in Italian and in blank unrhymed hendecasyllables.John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi revenge tragedy, an enormously popular genre in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.
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