We were given research homework to research about the three famous Greek playwrights, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus. Sophocles was a great tragedian, only seven of his ninety plays survived. Euripides was also a great tragedian who influenced modern drama and Aeschylus was the father of tragedies. We presented each writer giving information about their early life and why are they considered to be famous Greek playwrights.
In our third lesson we were given the task of creating of creating a piece of Greek theatre using the traditional conventions of Greek theatre. We planned out the foundations of our performance by placing ideas in a spider diagram and elaborating on the ideas to come to a final idea involving the traditional conventions of Greek theatre. During our rehearsal we followed what we had written on the board and improvised around that, until we was happy with what we created and began to rehearse our performance. When it came to performing our play, I felt that as a group we communicated well, and timed and remembered things and didn’t forget lines or ques. I had the role of being the narrator and Dionysus, but I was narrating as if I was Dionysus, we did this so the audience was entertained with narrating and still knew what was happening. Overall in the actual performance I found that I was good at communicating and movement, but I need to work on my vocal skills as I sounded like I use my usual voice and didn’t really portray Dionysus as a drunk character as he was the god of celebration and wine.