1. Put the heading: Ancient Greek Drama, on a new page in
your book. On the above site click the 'Arts and Theatre' area to
explore. Read the information on the 'Greek Theatre' and in the link:
'What were Greek Plays Like?'.
Then answer these questions in your book in complete sentences:
a) In an ancient Greek theatre, what was a 'chorus' and an 'orchestra'?
b) What were the two main types of Greek plays?
c) What was the 'Skene' used for in Greek theatres?
2. On the above site, click the following yellow mask link Then
move your cursor over each page to find the pop-out information boxes and
yellow outlined links to new pop-out pages. Use this information to answer
the questions in No.6 below.
On one pop-out page you will be able to listen to the three actors speaking
in ancient Greek and the sounds of the audience.
2,350 years ago!
3. a) Print off this
blank map of Greece and
complete the activity on the map.
b) Print off this
map of Greece
and find information from your research to make brief points on each of the
places covered in the activity.
4. Print off this blank floor plan of an
ancient Greek Theatre and the acropolis of Athens. Paste the diagrams in your book and neatly
label them with as much information and terms as you can. Use the above
web site and your own research on the internet to find the terms and names
of the buildings on the acropolis. (In Google Image search,
try typing 'diagram Greek theatre' and later, 'map acropolis' .
5. From the above web site list the three genres of drama in ancient
Greece, and write two points about each.
6. From the web sites above and books or encyclopedia in the library.
Answer the following questions in your book in complete sentences, using
some of the words from each question in your answer.
1. Plays were first performed to honour which God?
2. The God in question one was the God of what?
3. What shape were Greek theatres? Why were they
shaped this way?
4. Who sat in the seats at the front?
5. Could women take part in, or attend the plays?
6. Name some of the Greek playwrights
7. What did the audience throw at the actors who
8. What did the actors wear?
9. How did people at the back of the large theatres
hear what the actors were saying?
10. What were the masks made of?
The following mixed up sentences are to help any
students who can not find the answers on the above web sites: