Name: _______________________________________ Greek Theatre Test B H C A D F E G Word Bank A __________________ Theatron Epitheatron Proper Theatron Orhcestra Skene Proskenion Prohedria Logeion B __________________ C __________________ D __________________ E __________________ F __________________ G __________________ H __________________ Word Bank: Thespis Satyr Ekkyklema Dionysus Periaktoi Charonian Stairway Chorus Mechane Tragedy Comedy _______________1. the first person ever to appear on stage as an actor playing a character in a play (instead of speaking as him or herself). _______________2. a type of play that were based on Greek mythology, and were rife with mock drunkenness, brazen sexuality, pranks, sight gags, and general merriment. _______________3. a device used for displaying and rapidly changing theatre scenes, but painting scenery on one of 3 sides of a rotating structure. _______________4. a crane used in Greek theatre, especially in the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Made of wooden beams and pulley systems, the device was used to lift an actor into the air, usually representing flight. _______________5. a homogeneous, non-individualised group of performers, who comment with a collective voice on the dramatic action. _______________6. a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis. _______________7. a flight of steps from the middle of the stage to the orchestra; used by characters from the underworld. _______________8. the god of fertility and wine, considered a patron of the arts. _______________9. plays that were mainly satirical and mocked men in power for their vanity and foolishness _______________10. a wheeled platform rolled out through a skênê in ancient Greek theatre. It was used to bring interior scenes out into the sight of the audience. Answer two of the following questions: 1. Explain the meaning of deus ex machina: 2. Explain the origins of the Greek word "Tragedy", including the two words it comes from. 3. Name two things that originated with Greek theatre that we still use or do today.