Antigone Chorus

what is the general purpose of the chorus,
to be a bridge between the audience and the main cast, to assist in the conveyance of meaning
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where did the chorus normaly act
in the orchestra pit
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how many chorus memberes
7-15
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what is the name of each chorus section
a stasimon
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how many stasimons are there
5, excluding the parados and exedus
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what is the parados
the chorus enter in the parados verse, it is a lyrical chant that was sung (rarely in modern).
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where did the orchestra enter from, describe it
the parados, entrances and exits for the chorus
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what is the function of the parados
ODE TO THE SUN, the chorus greet the sun and remind the audience of the past of Thebes, cinematic moments of the war, setting the scene.
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what is the function of the 1st stasimon
ODE TO MAN, the chorus praises Man's achievements, also sarcasm as the hear how Creon treats the soldier/sentry
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what is the function of the 2nd stasimon
CHORUS WARNS OF GODS, and the alternate justice creon insists on, cast a new shadow of doubt
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what is the function of the 3rd stasimon
ODE TO LOVE. the chorus reflect on the power of love and what it will drive people to, burial and suicide. also cast the same shadow of doubt over haemon suggesting that it is the blood line that is flawed
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what is the function of the 4th stasimon
ODE TO DANAE, the chorus tell similar tales that did not end well, now fully doubt creon. they essentially tell tales of hubris and draw parallels
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what is the function of the 5th stasimon
ODE TO DIONYSUS, the chorus are overjoyed and have hope, they sing in honour of Dionysus.
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what is the general purpose for each stasimon
to make the audience build their own opinions, and to encourage them to have a more cathartic experience e.g. 5th stasimon
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