Glendale Community College Early Theatres Greek Roman and Medieval Discussion

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Discussion #9: Observations of Chapters 11 and 12

Chapter 11 (Early Theatres: Greek, Roman and Medieval) 

Do you think that current theatre, film and/or television is influenced by ancient Greek, Roman or Medieval theatre? If so, how? Hint: It is. Can you list a few examples of theatre productions, films and/or television shows that seem influenced by or borrow from one of these three major historical theatre time periods? Write at least 2-3 sentences.

Chapter 12 (Early Theatre: Asian)

From what you’ve read in the textbook, which type of Asian theatre would you most like to see in person if you could? Why? Do you see influences of early Asian theatre in current theatre, film or television? Write 2-3 sentences.

Please respond to one of your fellow classmates with a brief comment (preferably positive). You must post something before you can see your classmates’ responses to these questions!

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Below are video and photo links related to Chapters 11 and 12 in the textbook. Please watch, read and respond to my questions via the Reply box below.  

Ch. 11 – Early Theatres: Greek, Roman & Medieval

Greek Theatre description/layout

https://sites.google.com/a/iolani.org/english-10-ms-lang/f-oedipus-rex/greek-theater (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

GREEK Theatre origins

http://www.hellenicaworld.com/Greece/Ancient/en/GreekTheater.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Greek Theatre photo: present day

https://news-cdn.softpedia.com/images/news2/The-Mystery-of-Modern-Acoustic-in-Ancient-Greek-Theatre-Solved-2.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Greek theatre photo 2: present day

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Hearst_Greek_Theatre_%28Berkeley%2C_CA%29.JPG (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

An Introduction to Greek Theatre (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Greek tragedy

n Introduction to Greek Tragedy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Silly but accurate video about Greek tragedies. 

he battle of the Greek tragedies – Melanie Sirof (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Question: What is one aspect of Greek theatre you learned in one of these videos that didn’t already know?

ROMAN drama

oman Theater with Plautus, Terence, and Seneca: Crash Course Theater #6 (Links to an external site.)

What is one way Roman Theatre was different from Greek Theatre?

MEDIEVAL theatre video

hat is medieval drama? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Ch. 12 – Early Theatre: Asian

INDIAhttp://e-paolive.net/galleries/images/Arts_Dance/2012/Shakuntala_11/Shakuntala_201211_17.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Sanskrit Drama

heatre of India (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://tamilandvedas.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/kuchi.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://avijitdasdance.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/shastra_02.jpg?w=1200 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Kathakali

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Kathakali_-Play_with_Kaurava.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

CHINA

Chinese Theatre

http://www.stageandcinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ShenYun_Manchu2011.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/6e/91/fe/6e91fee02f7ce7a8aa6fc080290854a7.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/ae/0a/5e/ae0a5e3b4823f49735a8a14c72a68a62.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Peking Opera

eking opera (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Shen Yun

hen Yun 2018 Official Trailer 2 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

JAPAN


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http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/2/0/e/b/600_434828427.jpeg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

http://www.fujiart.co.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.?????.jpg

http://www.millertheatre.com/uploads/images/_framed/p6r7JZmL-929-717.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://secure.static.tumblr.com/d2ad2c71741603020a9c000a2e60dfb8/qzm1afb/K8Sn31uc8/tumblr_static_japanese_noh_demon_masks_by_enchantedgal.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Noh

anze Noh Theatre: Lion Dance from “Shakkyo” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

he Basic Knowledge to Enjoy “Noh”?Japanese traditional arts?How to Japan TV (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Noh – (in Japanese with subtitles)

#39;The Spirit of Noh ?’ – Oldest living form of theater in the world (Links to an external site.)

Bunraku

unraku Theater (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Kabuki

abuki Theatre (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Kabuki dance

abuki dance (Links to an external site.)

Question: What is the basic difference between the three ancient forms of Japanese drama in your opinion? (Describe in a sentence or two)

INDONESIA / SOUTHEAST ASIA

Wayang Puppet Theatre

he Wayang Puppet Theatre (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Wayang_Pandawa.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/99/8e/7b/998e7ba93560face57ee07ffe31a19ac.jpg (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Deathly Hallows – Three Brothers story

arry Potter & The Deathly Hallows “Three Brothers Story” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Question: How is the Harry Potter scene above influenced by ancient Asian theatre? If you think it is, which type/form of Asian theatre influenced it?