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Ancient Greek theatres


Watch the video below about Ancient Greek theatres, then have a go at answering the following questions.


  1. Who was the most successful Athenian playwright?
  2. What were the 3 types of Greek play?
  3. Name 2 ways in which an audience could make a play a success.
  4. What did the audience do if they thought the play was a failure?
  5. Were women allowed to act in the theatres?
  6. How did the actors change their appearance during the plays?
  7. What happened if the audience became too loud/rowdy?
  8. What was the role of the chorus?