Type
Crossword
Description

1. Which God does the Spring Festival appease? Dionysus
What is the prize for the spring festival competition, other than prestige and honour? bronzetripod
One of the famous greek poets starting with A Aeschylus
In which month is the festival held? March
Where is the city Dionysia located? Athens
What is the half horse, half human character called? satyr
What is Dionysus the god of? wine
What is the ritual called? tragodia
What theme are most plays about? mythology
the group of people that chant in unison? chorus
The famous playwright starting with E Euripides
What is the earliest known date of Greek Theatre? 534BC
One of the two types of Greek Theatre starting with C Comedy
One of the two types of Greek Theatre starting with T Tragedy

Greek Theatre Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

literally translates to GOD IN THE MACHINE deus ex machina
the acting area - it is circular orchestra
it means "the seeing place" and it's where the audience would sit theatron
the building where actors could change clothes skene
the God of wine and fertility Dionysus
the group of people who would chant in unison chorus
the first winner at the City Dionysia Festival Thespis
the finest comic writer in Greece Aristophanes
a cleansing of emotions catharsis
songs that were sung to honor Dionysus dithrambs

Greek Theatre - Grade 9 Drama Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Where did theatre originate? Greece
The Greek word for 'drama' dran
The Greek word for 'theatre' theatron
The study of Greek gods is known as ... mythology
What was held in honour of the gods? Festivals
The name of the god honoured by the Greeks out of which theatre developed. Dionysus
The Greek hymn of praise Dithyramb
Dionysus means ... twiceborn
Tragedy comes from the words ... goatsong
The theatre genre Greeks preferred most tragedy
The name of the largest festival in Athens Dionysia
Who would pay for tickets if you couldn't afford it? state
How many days were the festivals? FIVE
The name for someone who doesn't attend theatre idiot
The genre NOT preferred by Greeks comedy
What shape was the original theatre space? round
The name of the site of the first theatre in Athens acropolis
The original name of the performance space orchestra
The word used to describe how sound travels around a space acoustics
Section 3 on the theatre diagram skene
Section 4 on the diagram parados
Section 5 on the diagram paraskenia
Section 6 on the diagram Episkenion
A famous Greek playwright Aeschylus
A famous Greek playwright Sophocles
A famous Greek Playwright Euripedes
A famous Greek Playwright Aristophanes
The length of a Greek play tour year
What performers would need to do with their voice project
The word used to describe the extent of the performers' gestures and emotions powerful
The name of the group of people who would speak as one chorus
The chorus would provide ... narration
The name for the clothing worn by Greeks toga
What would performers wear on their faces? mask
The masks would clearly show ... emotion

Theatre History Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

MOLIERE
PROSCENIUM ARCH
PERSPECTIVE
COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE
REALISM
MARLOWE
SHAKESPEARE
VOLPONE
SPANISH THEATRE
RENAISSANCE
MIDDLE AGES
MIRACLE PAGEANTS
MEDEA
SENECA
TERENCE
STOCK CHARACTERS
OPREA
SATYR PLAYS
OEDIPUS REX
ANTIGONE
PROMETHEUS BOUND
ORESTEIA
MENANDER
ARISTOPHANES
EURIPIDES
SOPHOCLES
CONVERNTIONS
MASKS
EPIDAURUS
DIONYSUS
GREEK
AESCHYLUS
IKHERNOFRET

greek mythology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

oldest surviving plays Aeschylus
limited traits but are clear and direct characteristics
what ended with rise of roman empire greek theatre
A round oval building amphitheatre
45 tragedies,12 comedies,1 satyr aristophanes
classical greek drama was a group of actors who descirbed and commented on the main actor of a play with a song, dance, and recitation chorus
tragedian of classical athens,along with aeschylus and sophocles, he is one of th three ancient greek tragedy # of whose plays survived euripides
was a large festival in ancient athens honoring of the god dionysus festival or dionysia
14 in total greek gods
significant element in the worship of dioysis mask
there was a period where men could only play in plays and they had to dress up as girls only men
one of three ancient greek tragidies whose plays have survied his first plays were written later than than those of Aeschylus and earlier than or contemporary with those of euripids sophocles
according to certain ancient greek sources and especially aristotal was the first person ever to appear on stage as an actor playing a character in a play thespis
group of three related novels,funds,operas triolgy
deaths have happened offstage violence of stage

Greek theatre Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Means - "goat song" tragos
Means - "seeing Place" theatron
God of Wine and Fertility dionysus
Walkways for the actors parodos
building added for actors to enter and exit skene
means- "god in the machine dues ex machina
singing and dancing of hymns dithyrambs
1st Actor to step out of chorus and speak Thespis
Father of Tragedy Aeschylus
Wrote Oedipus and Antigone Sophocles
Wrote Medea, a women driven mad by jealousy Euripides
Considered the finest Comedic writer Aristophanes
wrote about aspects of public life Menander

History of Theatre Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Japanese "singing, dancing, and acting" type of theatre Kabuki
During the Italian Renaissance, this type of theatre was the most prevalent; travelling companies of professional actors toured the countryside, performing in towns and villages across Italy. Commedia Dell'Arte
This is where the "groundlings" viewed the plays in Elizabethan theatres. Pit
___________________ plays were based on stories from the Bible in Medieval times. Mystery
___________ is credited with being the first actor in Ancient Greek theatre. Thespis
The god whose worship by the Ancient Greeks was the beginning of Western theatre. Dionysis
In Medieval theatre, plays based on the last week of Christ's life were called ____________ plays. Passion
The 12 men who led the worship in Ancient Greece by singing hymns and dancing. Chorus
This queen was a patron of William Shakespeare, and her name is associated with a Renaissance period of theatre history. Elizabeth
This Elizabethan playwright wrote "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus." Marlowe
This famous Greek playwright wrote the tragedy "Oedipus Rex" (Oedipus the King). Sophocles
Means "seeing place" for the Ancient Greeks. Theatron
Means "dancing place" for the ancient Greeks. Orchestra
This was a wood or stone building in which the Ancient Greek actors would change masks or costumes and on which a background might be painted. Skene
The Greek word for "goat," which would be sacrificed before a worship service and which gave its name to a type of serious drama. Tragos
This festival was held in the spring in honor of the god of wine and fertility. City Dionysia
Because there were no electric lights, all Ancient Greek theatre was held during the _________. Day
In Ancient Greek theatre, tragedy masks were beautiful, but comedy masks were ___________. Ugly
Three types of Ancient Greek theatre were tragedy, comedy, and ________ plays. Satyr
This was a crane that the Ancient Greeks used to lower an actor playing one of the Olympian gods from "heaven" to "earth." Deus ex machina
These were triangular prisms that allowed the Ancient Greeks to make 3 different background scenes. Periaktoi
This Restoration playwright wrote "The Way of the World." Congreve
One of the first female actresses, and a mistress to King Charles II. Nell Gwyn
This French Neoclassical playwright who wrote "Tartuffe" was born Jean Baptiste Poquelin, but is better know as _______________. Moliere
This French Cardinal was responsible for maintaining the purity of French language and literature and "policing" French drama. Richelieu

Greek Theatre Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

City Dionysia Festival was meant to honor this god. Dionysis
Men would perform these to welcome Dionysis. Songs
There were only ______ actors. Three
A group of actors who narrated the story together as one Chorus
A passionate speech, poem, or song Dithyramb
He was the most famous Greek comedic playwright Aristophanes
Comedic plays that dealt with mythology Satyr
Greek word for "audience" Theatron
Greek theatres were ________ outdoors
The first known Greek actor. Thespis
In order to amplify their voices, Greek actors wore ______. Masks
This word means "dancing space" and was where the actors performed. Orchestra
This was the large rectangular building behind where the actors performed. skene
This is where actors entered or exited during performances. Parodos
This is the religious study of gods and goddesses. mythology
All actors were _____. men

Greek Theatre Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

bowl shaped arena
sophocles
tragedy
skene
dionysus
male actors
masks
oedipus
first theater
wooden theater
playwright
wine

Ancient Greek Theater Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Writer; author of Oedipus Rex Sophocles
a festival in celebration of the Greek god of wine and fertility Dionysia
______ plays were shorter plays performed before tragedies Satyr
The center of theater performances Athens
The first Greek actor Thespis
Stage within the theatron Orchestra
The "backstage" Skene
"Goat song" Tragedy
Ancient comedy writer Aristophanes
Masks were made of either linen or _____ Cork
Writer of Medea Euripides
Theater building Theatron
Tragedy writer Aeschylus

Theatre 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

area set aside for a performance Stage
people who watch a performance Audience
an in the 1920’s, a honorary organization for high school actors and actresses. Students earn points for completing a variety of theatre jobs International Thespian society
to try our for a performance Audition
An exact duplication of real life without the objects Pantomime
A signal to do something Cue
Small objects handled onstage by the actors Props
Your opinion of the good and bad aspects of a performance Critique
To move from one point to another onstage Cross
A comment made by a performer and heard by audience members but not the rest of the performers Aside
To unrealistically face more towards the audience during a performance so they can see you more clearly Cheat out
The window opening (frame arch) near the point of the stage Proscenium
desires being denied Conflict
what the character wants from another Desire
the person or object in the way of a charter getting their desire Obstacle
what is at risk the character doesn’t achieve their objective Stakes
Internal Characteristic that determines the intelligence of the character Mental
Internal Characteristic that explores ideals ethical codes and beliefs Spiritual
Internal Characteristic that explores a characters personality Emotional
the first person to step away from the original chorus Thespis
Plays that were used as comic relief after serious plays Satyr
12-15 men dressed simply and sung in unison Greek Chorus
wrote Agamemnon and created the second actor Aeschylus
wrote Medea and often questioned traditional values through his plays Euripides
wrote Oedipus Rex and credited with creating the third actor and fixing the size of the chorus Sophocles
Lowest rank to sponsor a troupe Baron
Queen Elizabeth’s acting troupe Queens Men
Person in charge of the monarch’s entertainment Master of Revels
Acting troupe that was formed through the queens men. Shakespeare was a part of this group Chamberlain’s Men
the theatre from which most modern theatre is derived Globe Theatre
Believed character must be approached from the inside through drawing on the real inside life of the actor, most specifically drawing on memories Stanislavski
believed the foundation of acting is the reality of doing and to rely on instinct Meisner
believed on relying on your imagination and creativity to create a character Adler
encourages actors to magnify and intensify their connection to the material by creating their characters’ emotional experiences in their own lives Strasberg