Four History of Theatre I Questions

They must be *at least* a full, well-structured, paragraph with topic
sentence, detailed supporting evidence, and a brief conclusion. It is
expected that you will make specific, substantive references to the
relevant texts. Aristophanes’ *Lysistrata* seems in many respects subversive of the
social order of classical Greece, but how does this seemingly subversive
play reinforce the traditional values of Greek society instead? Use
specific examples from the play and/or class readings to support your
opinions. Why is Seneca’s play called *Thyestes* and not *Atreus*? What would be the basis for viewing Medea as a sympathetic figure? Using
brief discussions of key characteristics (such as the role of the
dramatic text, acting styles, music, dance, costuming, audiences, stage
design, social role, origins, etc.) compare and contrast Classical
Chinese Theater either with Greek Theater or with Roman Theater).