A thorough exploration of the Aristotelian mechanics and meaning of theater–comedy and tragedy–and a lovely post all around.
In my previous post, I made reference to the Muses.
Back to the most common typology, I found interesting that Tragedy and Comedy were represented among the Nine Muses. I am specifically pointing out toMelpomene and Thalia. Melpomene was the muse of Tragedy and her symbol was the tragic mask. On the other hand, Thalia was the muse of Comedy while her symbol was the comic mask.
Furthermore, as I read about them, I couldn´t avoid thinking of the well known symbol of the two masks, depicting Tragedy and Comedy.
→Now, let´s see which were the masks´purposes when it comes to The Ancient Greek drama.
The Ancient Greek term for a mask is Prosopon (literally meaning,”face”).
The classical masks had an important function in plays of tragedies and comedies as they were able to create a sense of dread in the audience creating large…
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