Ancient Greek Theater and Drama
Theater has been an integral part of almost every society for thousands of years. Starting in the last Sixth century B.C. Theater has been evolving into the glitzy, whirlwind productions of today. But in the beginning, theater was a simple affair. Originating in Greece, theater tradition was derived from religious rituals. The ceremonies of the cult of Dionysus were exuberant; much story telling took place in the
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contain a great deal of humor and lightheartedness. Aristophanes died in Aegina in 385 B.C.
Many of the theaters in Greece are famous for holding ancient preformences. The most famous is the theater in which the competitions for the Great Dionyssia festival was held. It can still be visited today.
Ancient Grecian Theater has influenced all forms of modern theater. Without ancient theater, we might not have that form of entertainment, or even the television.