Glendale Community College Early Theatres Greek Roman and Medieval Discussion
- June 21, 2022/ Uncategorized
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!
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
GREEK Theatre origins
Greek Theatre photo: present day
Greek theatre photo 2: present day
n Introduction to Greek Tragedy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Silly but accurate video about Greek tragedies.
Question: What is one aspect of Greek theatre you learned in one of these videos that didn’t already know?
What is one way Roman Theatre was different from Greek Theatre?
MEDIEVAL theatre video
Ch. 12 – Early Theatre: Asian
(Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Noh – (in Japanese with subtitles)
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
Deathly Hallows – Three Brothers story
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?