History and mythology help explain the world of antiquity, the world the classical archaeologist seeks to illuminate classical archaeologists - unlike archaeologists working in many other areas - have many written sources and unwritten stories they can use to help them understand the way ancient people thought and acted. In the late 40′s and early 50′s the department of communication & theatre, dance, and the college of music began to do musical comedies which were usually presented in the summer history & philosophy of dance, looking at dance, and graduate dance seminar believing that the study of dramatic literature entails theatre production. Mythology in general has been one of the most used sources for various productions and literary works, including novels (riordan's percy jackson and the olympians, which is a modern take on classical greek mythology), encyclopedias and poems (homer's the illiad.
Greek tragedies are based on history and mythology many of the stories centered on a character's search for the meaning of life and the quest to understand the nature of the gods the romans modeled their dramatization based off the greek and other cultural influences. They dance and sing, in choral form, the stories of greek myth in the 6th century bc a priest of dionysus, by the name of thespis, introduces a new element which can validly be seen as the birth of theatre. Tinikling – traditional dance literature and theatre in the philippines legends and myths that were passed on through orations also take the form of folk literature, while literature from the 20th and 21st centuries exudes modernismo or modernism.
Theatre history timeline dates / period 600bc-600ad classical key styles greek theatre development of the classical genres of comedy and tragedy the philosopher aristotle established the classical rules of tragedy (unities of time, place and action. Home literature and the arts classical literature, mythology, and folklore classical literature ancient greek literature greek drama evolved from the song and dance in the ceremonies honoring dionysus at athens in the 5th cent bc tragedy was developed by three of the greatest dramatists in the history of the theater, aeschylus. Dance in india comprises numerous styles of dances, generally classified as classical or folk as with other aspects of indian culture , different forms of dances originated in different parts of india, developed according to the local traditions and also imbibed elements from other parts of the country. South asian arts - dance and theatre: theatre and dance in south asia stem principally from indian tradition the principles of aesthetics and gesture language in the natya-shastra, a 2,000-year-old sanskrit treatise on dramaturgy, have been the mainstay of all the traditional dancers and actors in india even folk performers follow some of its conventions eg, the kandyan dancers of sri.
The history of theatre charts the development of theatre over the past 2,500 years while performative elements are present in every society, it is customary to acknowledge a distinction between theatre as an art form and entertainment and theatrical or performative elements in other activities.
Theatre historycom the chorus was the central feature of greek drama composed of similarly costumed men, they performed on the dancing floor (orchestra) , located beneath the stage. Chapter 2: the origins of theatre and drama i introduction to the question of the origins of theatre and drama although the origin of western theatre itself does not strictly fall within the scope of the study of classical drama, greek drama is the earliest form of theatre attested in the west and so it behooves students of classical drama to review what constitutes the background of the.
Western theatre has its roots in the theatre of ancient greece and the plays that originated there this collection features video about greek theatre and productions of greek plays staged at the. Greek mythology: learn more about the history of greek myths and watch a video on this page family tree of the greek gods : here is an interactive exhibit about the greek gods and their families the myth of atalanta : the smithsonian presents this page about atalanta, including her story and a piece of art that depicts her.