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					Antigone


                Sophocles
           Staging Conventions
           Elements of Tragedy
The Author: Sophocles
   One of three great Greek tragedians
   b. 496 BC in Colonus, Greece
   Used Greek myth as basis for plays
   Authored the Oedipus Trilogy:
     Oedipus the King
     Oedipus at Colonus
     Antigone
Structure of the Greek Tragedy
 Parados (Prologue)
 Scenes 1 through 5
 Choral Odes separate each segment
  of the play
 Exodos (Epilogue)
 All action conveyed through dialogue
Conventions of the Greek Theater
 Large, elaborate masks
 Dialogue IS the play– images,
  metaphor, irony (poetic expressions)
 Flowing, decorative robes
 Choral commentary between scenes
 A series of interrelated conflicts
 Resolution includes catharsis
 No blood on stage!
Masks
Costumes
Sophocles was noted for…
 Adding scenery
 Increasing Chorus to 15 members
 Adding 3rd character to scenes
 Developing and popularizing
  TRAGEDY
 “I paint men as they ought to be”
What is TRAGEDY?
Aristotle’s definition of tragic character
  1. The hero is “raised” and attains
     popularity or sympathy of the audience
  2. The hero possesses a tragic flaw
  3. The hero must recognize the source of
     his/her downfall
  4. The hero must ennoble self by facing the
     truth
Tragic Hero “Test”
 Raised in status, popular?
 Attains sympathy of audience?
 Flaw?
 Self-recognition, assume
  responsibility for error?
 Face the truth?

				
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