Extracts from this document introduction the role of the chorus in the medea the chorus in greek terminology is a group of dancers who participate in parties, dramatic performances and public events. This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of what is the role of the chorus in medea summary: in medea an essential character is the chorus of corinthian women they help obtain euripides' truly genius paradox of achieving empathy from the readers for a mother who sheds her. Aquila theatre's the trojan war: our warrior chorus blends the old and the new, setting myths of ancient greece and rome against gripping stories of modern war aquila theatre teams up with the warrior chorus, a national program that trains veterans in the arts and humanities, to bring you a. These are we will use images of the greek theatre as well stills and clips from productions oedipus rex to examine role function chorus in tragedy 5 jan 2012.
Oedipus rex: role of chorus greek tragedy is said to develop itself from the group of dancers and singers who used to partake in the worship of various gods according to aristotle the chorus should be like one of the characters. The chorus plays the role of both a narrator and an audience member they express the feelings and emotions of the characters and instruct audience members how to feel. An essay on the role of the chorus in greek drama. Choragus: choragus,, in ancient greek theatre the additional expenses of production including the salaries and training of the chorus, costumes for the chorus and flute players, and payment of the mutes or extras were assigned to choragi.
In the early days of greek drama there was only one actor on stage, playing all the different parts the introduction of the chorus, then, was largely practical it provided the audience with a distraction while the sole actor went off stage to change or prepare for his next role in due course. In greek drama of the fifth and sixth centuries bc the chorus was an essential feature and the convention came from the drama of those ancient days. A list of all the characters in antigone the antigone characters covered include: antigone, creon , ismene, haemon, nurse, chorus, jonas , second guard , third guard, messenger, page, eurydice.
What is the function of the chorus for a detailed look at the chorus' roles, check out the link below and scroll down to role of chorus in oedipus rex. The functions of the chorus are very well performed in oedipus rex in the very first ode the chorus depicts the horror of the plague and expresses an apprehension about the message from the oracle of delphi. The chorus in most typical greek tragedies usually sets the mood for the play, introduces the main cast and provides narration throughout the play.
Chorus: chorus, in drama and music sophocles, who added a third actor, increased the chorus to 15 but reduced it to a mainly commentarial role in most of his plays (for an example of this role as shown in the play oedipus the king, see video). Before the introduction of several actors by aeschylus, the greek chorus was the main performer opposite a solitary actor the importance of the chorus declined after the 5th century bc the chorus presents the role of 'the women of argos.
The function of chorus in greek drama dancers preparing for greek chorus both in the works of aeschylus and sophocles and in ancient greek drama in general, the role of the chorus may have been important because of structural and practical reasons. How does shakespeare use the chorus in his plays is the elizabethan chorus different from the chorus of the greek dramatists. In oedipus rex, the chorus represents the voice of the average citizens and contributes insight that cannot be communicated by the other characters in the play the chorus moves along the story b. The function of the tragic greek chorus created date: 20160811013755z. The function of the chorus in antigone thesis statement chorus brings in major themes pious, patriotic men character established why did sophocles choose them to be like this the role of the chorus is to aid in the overall development of the play and to represent the views of the thebans.