please tell me about greek tragedy?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Greek tragedies were performed in late March/early April at an annual state religious festival in honor of Dionysus. The presentation took the form of a contest among three playwrights, who presented their works on three successive days. Each playwright would prepare a trilogy of tragedies.
Greek theatre was in the open air, on the side of a hill, and probably lasted most of the day. Performances were apparently open to all citizens, including women.
The presentation of the plays probably resembled modern opera more than what we think of as a "play". All actors were male and wore masks, which may have had some amplifying capabilities. A Greek chorus danced as well as sang.Source(s): Wikipedia
- 1 decade ago
Bill is right but I want to add the following.
The actors wearing a skin of a male goat which is Greek language is Tragos- ΤΡΑΓΟΣ
and the word Ode- ΟΔΗ which means singing and that is why they calling it tragedy