Greek Drama & Greek Theatre Reflects the Mirror of the Society

Theatre is originated in Athens one of the famous city in Greece almost in the middle of fifth and sixth century. The dais or centre stage generally built at the bottom of the hill surrounded by other hills. The audience started to be seated from the bottom of the hill to in climbing upwards to the peak for clear visibility of the performance and advantage of excellent listening facilities from all corners of the dais. The dais was surrounded by some musicians except some vacant space for entering and exiting of the actor and actresses. The musicians played a special type of tune called prelude before entering the actor or actresses related to the theme of the drama. The prelude started a short while ago and repeated some times. This tune is the indication of the beginning of the drama and a special massage to the audience to take their seats. It is hard to believe that what a sophisticated technology they introduced in the era of sixth century. All these things as a whole called Greek Drama

Today’s world is full of technologies, chemistry projects, social projects but still now we are following the concept of their stage or dais. The only changes are happened like these: their drama was performed in open air and now it is in the covered area; at that time drama was performed only day time but now we can enjoy three times a day; there was no technique of light facilities today it is totally computerized; that time dais was fixed and now it is revolving.

In the era of sixth century three types of drama were written like Tragedy, Comedy and Satire. Tragedy generally depicts the story of mythological incidents. Where from the drama starts that’s no matter but the ending of the drama must be a pathetic scene. Comedy also related to the mythological subjects but the presentation of the drama will be in a humorous way. Every audience left for home with joyful mood. But satyr is totally a different thing. The main incidents pick up from the mythological subject but…

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