Comparison Chart Ancient Greek and Modern Theater
August 3, 2020
||Ancient greek theater
|Where do the performances take place?
||In a special open-air building
||In a special closed building
||Up to 17 thousand viewers
||Up to 1 thousand people
|How often do the performances take place?
||Several times a year
|Start of the show
||From morning until sunset: several performances were staged in a row
||Children’s performances from 11 o’clock, adults – in the evening
||Lead or baked clay (seats in the theater were not numbered and therefore the seats were occupied from the night)
||From paper (there is numbering of the row and place)
|Who can be a spectator?
||Anyone who bought a ticket (the poor were given money to buy tickets), mostly male citizens
||Anyone who bought a ticket
|Who plays the show?
|How are actors rewarded?
||Basket with figs and amphora with olive oil, applause
||Applause, flowers, theater awards
|Who plays male and female roles?
||Men (no more than three actors participated in the performance)
||Men and women (the number of actors is not limited)
|What performances are being arranged?
||Tragedies and Comedies
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