we were learning Ancient Greek Theatre’s origins, Mr. Boyd asked whether TV
shows or movies affect us. The reason of asking this question is
- I wonder how this theater or TV shows can affect us so deeply. For example, if one of my friends asks me to change some of my traits, I may ignore him/ her. I think this great impact is due to the fact that visual things like theater have resemblance with our lives.
- After the lesson, a question came to my mind. It was why the actors had masks in Ancient Greek Theater. To illustrate, if one had to be a woman, he could wear girl costumes and use make up. That is enough. When I came to my room, I searched that on the internet and I found some information about this. There are a lot of reasons but the best reason which is acceptable for me is that the audience focused on his actions not his appearance such as his face. Also using masks are more convenient because the actors can change their roles without losing time by changing just the masks.
reading “the Poetics of Aristotle”, Aristotelian unities appeared
as time, place
and action in a tragedy. I think these are very elegant ideas. That is
- Aristotle put “plot” as the first feature of a tragedy, but why? He explains it as “the soul of a tragedy” (pg:4, 2nd parag. ). Maybe it is because of that plot forms the play. It is not just full of acts and scenes; also it contains ways to show the play better.