When it all had started?
Do you know it all started with Athens,Greece.The concept Theater has originated in Greece.The Greek theater history began with festivals honoring their gods. A god, Dionysus, was honored with a festival called by “City Dionysia”. In Athens, during this festival, men used to perform songs to welcome Dionysus. Plays were only presented at City Dionysian festival.
Athens was the main center for these theatrical traditions. Athenians spread these festivals to its numerous allies in order to promote a common identity.
At the early Greek festivals, the actors, directors, and dramatists were all the same person. After some time, only three actors were allowed to perform in each play. Later few non-speaking roles were allowed to perform on-stage. Due to limited number of actors allowed on-stage, the chorus evolved into a very active part of Greek theater. Music was often played during the chorus’ delivery of its lines.
Tragedy, comedy, and satyr plays were the theatrical forms.
Tragedy and comedy were viewed as completely separate genres. Satyr plays dealt with the mythological subject in comic manner. Aristotle’s Poetics sets out a thesis about the perfect structure for tragedy.
Here we are…
Greek dramas followed the themes of: fate, temptation, tragedy, and love. Everything circled back to how life should be lived according to their times. It was a way to educate generations on life lessons and to give them tools when they would find themselves in undesirable circumstances.
Based of philosophical ideas.
Modern day dramas focus on what is popular at the time. Ratings and reviews are taken into account, more so than the message that the drama is sending to the audience. Basic morals are shoved to the side and whatever goes. There are few sensors on what is said or performed.
Modern Day Drama concentrates on Solely entertainment purposes.
Available to all audiences.
Viewed in different for TV,Books,Radio.
And the Moral of the story is usually lost.
“You have to look inside and ask the question,
whom you are trying to Entertain???
Audience or yourself ?”