Greek theater

Greek theater

Greek theater: o , orchestra; l, logeion; p, parascenium; sk, skene; st, stoa
An open-air theater constructed by the ancient Greeks; usually built on a hillside, with no outside facade. The orchestra, 1, on which the actors and chorus performed, was a full circle; behind it was the skene, a temporary or permanent building for the actors’ use. In the classic theater, the seating area (around and facing the orchestra) usually occupied approx. three-fifths of a circle. Also see Roman theater.
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In the 2009 production of Dimiter Gotscheff's Persians, for example, the audience was exasperated every time the actors set foot on the ancient thymele, the altar of the god Dionysus, which is not meant to be stepped over according to a well-established Greek theater custom.
It is a word that comes out of the context of Greek theater.
In five essays he seeks to engage the original form of ancient tragedy through explorations of the performance space of Greek theater, tragedy's confrontation with fear, the relationship between freedom of agency and human constraints, the way tragedy dramatizes the ideology of the Athenian city-state and its empire, and the relationship between performance and temporality.
Studies on the Greek theater have explored similar areas, for example in Edith Hall's Inventing the Barbarian: Greek Self-definition Through Tragedy (1989), which links the staging of the "other" to the formation of an Athenian identity.
Concert promoters from Clear Channel Entertainment, Los Angeles, and Nederlander Concerts, which promotes shows at Staples Center and the Greek Theater, declined to comment on the bill.
A year later he made his first public appearance in Berkeley's historic Greek Theater dancing a solo based on the mythical figure Hermes.
The day will include a full afternoon of family-fun and free carnival games and rides and a bevy of food trucks to satisfy every taste, then it's a memorial AIDS Walk thru America's largest urban park ending at the Greek Theater.
9-mile course that started and finished by the Greek Theater and traversed dirt equestrian trails.
The Bergsohns' first video, From the Greeks to the Renaissance, is described as A concise history of dance, from the tragedies and comedies of the early Greek theater to the English masques in the court of Elizabeth I, using engravings, prints, and paintings with accompanying music and narration.
The day will include a full afternoon of family fun and free carnival games and rides and a bevy of food trucks to satisfy every taste, then it's a memorial AIDS Walk thru America's largest urban park ending at the Greek Theater.
Erykah Badu's soaring vocals - and an appreciative crowd - filled the Greek Theater Sunday.
The park is home to the world-famous Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, the Greek Theater and the Travel Town Museum.