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Theater - Greek Theater

Information on the Greek theater, tragedy, and comedy.
  1. Aeschylus Plays (7)
  2. Aristophanes - Comedies (25)
  3. Euripides - Medea (8)
  4. Greek and Roman Drama
  5. Heroines of Greek Drama (8)
  6. Tragedy Resources

Greek Theater Study Guide
Our modern theater owes its origins to the ancient Greeks. Here is a study guide for classical (Greek and Roman) drama (tragedy, comedy, and more).

Read about the Greek playwright Sophocles.

Greek Tragedy - Setting the Stage for Ancient Greek Tragedy
Introduction to the Ancient Greek art form called Tragedy and the evolution of Greek drama.

Greek Plays
Translations of the plays by Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Greek Tragedy - Parts of the Drama
Greek tragedy structure. The sequence of the parts of the Greek drama.

Layout of the Ancient Greek and Roman Theater
Pictured here is the ancient theater of Ephesus -- one that is still made use of today -- as the introduction to a series of ancient Greek theaters.

Theater of Syracuse
About the theater of Syracuse.

Ancient Greek Comedy
Greek comedy is a theatrical genre that began under the auspices of officials of Athens.

The dithyramb is a feature of Greek tragedy.

City Dionysia
The City Dionysia was a Greek dramatic festival.

Aristotle's Tragedy Terminology
Index to essential elements of Greek tragedy according to Aristotle.

Iambic Trimeter
In Greek poetry a line of Iambic trimeter would have three iambic meters.

A tetralogy was a group of four plays at the City Dionysia, a Greek dramatic competition.

Drama Features
Articles on this site dealing with the Greek tragedians, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus, and comic playwright Aristophanes, and specific plays.

Euripides Tragedies - The Tragedies of Euripides
The names and dates of the tragedies by Euripides.

E-text of an English translation of Ajax, a play by Sophocles.

Iphigenia at Aulis
An English translation of Iphigenia at Aulis, a play by Euripides.

An English translation of Philoctetes, a play by Sophocles about the Greek hero and archer left to fester in Lemnos.

The Trojan Women
An English translation of The Trojan Women, a play by Euripides.

Aristotle on Greek Tragedy
Essential elements of Greek tragedy according to Aristotle. Terminology used by Aristotle for tragedy.

The choregus was responsible for the performance of Greek drama at the Athenian dramatic festival, the City Dionysia.

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