What is the Meaning & Definition of Greek Theatre

The concept of Greek Theatre can be used in our language with two senses.

Theatrical plays performed in the ancient Greece

On the one hand, it referred to generally as Greek Theatre to all those plays that were written and represented during the time known as ancient Greece (between the V and III century BC) and in which theatre was able to hold tremendous significance.
For these times the theatre was closely linked to the celebration of festivities and religious rituals. For example, the celebration which was performed to worship the God of wine Dionysus, learned be a precedent and the kick-off of the development of theater in these parts. Even the theater of Dionysus, located on the Acropolis of Athens was the most important theatre of this time.

How do were the characters?

With respect to the actors we must say that it was characteristic of this theater that the actor not show her face but appearing with masks that preserved their identity. They wore robes of color and just it would be through the colors that the characters showed its relevance in the story that recounted. Shoes that wore wooden, also contributed uniqueness to the scene.

The choir, situated the context and summarizes the history

A fundamental role displayed called choir, which had the Mission of presenting the context and summarize the situations that were representing so the public could follow the adventures. They used to intervene singing or speaking. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, are the exponents masximos of this theater.

Enclosure built to represent the Greek plays

And on the other hand is called Greek Theatre building construction, built enclosure, also during these times in Greece, to represent the Greek plays, a certainly prolific time in this regard.

To open sky and circular

The peculiarity of the Greek Theatre is that it was open, i.e., it consisted of circular outdoor enclosures. The action unfolded in the center of the place while the audience stood around the Center.
Why is most of the theatres were erected on the side of a mountain in this way take a visual advantage of lift.
None of this was casual because with these physical characteristics they managed a good acoustics and also that viewers could appreciate as representation from anywhere.
The choir was in the Orchestra, on the elevated platform called skene unfolded to the scene, and the public stood in the koilon, in what we call today popularly as bleachers.
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