Greek Theatre Research Paper

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The history of Greek theatres began by the idea of honoring gods. A god called Dionysus was honored with a festival called “City Dionysus”. In Athens, during this festival these performance were done by men to welcome the god. The plays were only done at City Dionysia festival. Athens was the main center for these theatrical traditions. These traditions were spread by the Athenians to their allies. In the early Greek festivals, actors, directors and dramatist were all the same people. But later on only 3 people were allowed to perform. After that there were a few nonspeaking roles allowed on stage. In the Greek theatre the chorus was a very active part due to the limited amount of actors allowed on the stage. Greek theatre buildings were called

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