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Who wrote Antigone?
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Greek Theatre was invented during festivals in honour of which god?
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What was the Greek stage called?
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What were the 3 acting levels?
Skene, Roof of Skene, Orchestra
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What area did the chorus use?
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What were the walkways called?
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Name 3 types of set used?
Ekkyklema, Mechane, Periaktoi
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Which of these set pieces did Sophocles introduce?
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What was the altar for?
Sacrifices to Dionysus
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What did the chorus do in Greek theatre?
Represent the local town’s people, Set mod, give background information, interpret events
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Sophocles changed the number of the chorus from 12 to?
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What else did Sophocles contribute to Greek theatre?
Invented a third actor, the development of characters
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What type of masks did the actors wear?
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What are some pieces of costume?
Platforms, chiton
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What else does the chorus do apart from speak?
Sing, dance
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What does the chorus leader do that the others cannot?
Speak to actors
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Name the fast dialogue used
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What is Antigone’s dad Oedipus famous for?
Killing his father and marrying his mother
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Between what 2 standards is Antigone torn?
Abiding the law and burying her brother
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Why is a proper burial so important?
To let the body go to the afterlife so it wont be stuck in Hades
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Why does Creon forbid the burying of Polyneices?
He was a traitor and didn’t deserve an honourable death
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What is Ismene’s opinions of Antigone’s actions at the start?
Unwise, disobedient, risky
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How does the chorus feel when they find out the lawbreaker is Antigone?
Horrified, siding with Antigone and begging Creon to have mercy
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Who is Haemon?
Creon's son
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What is Haemon’s opinions of Antigone’s actions
He finds them good and honourable
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What does Tiresias prophecy?
Creon will lose his only son as a result or arrogant acts
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What death does he condemn Antigone to?
To be buried alive
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How does Antigone die?
She hangs herself
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Who else dies towards the end of the play?
Eurydice and Haemon
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What is the significance of all the deaths at the end?
It destroys the entire house of Creon
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Who are the key tragic figures?
Creon and Antigone, both are guilty of hubris
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What is hubris?
Excessive pride
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What is catharsis?
When the audience feel pity and fear for the character after their tragic fall during the course of the tragedy
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Give 3 themes of the play
Pride and loyalty. Individuality V State. Women. Sight V blindness. Suicide and self injury. Inaction V urgency. Divine law V Human law
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What were Aristotle’s Three Unities?
Time, place and action
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