Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2

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Mark Cartwright
by CrashCourse
published on 12 May 2020
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This week on Crash Course Theater, Mike is acting like theater started in Greece. Well, for the western theater, this is true. The earliest recorded drama in the west arose in Athen, and these early plays grew out or religious ritual. Namely, they evolved from the worship of Dionysus, god of wine, fertility, and RITUAL MADNESS. That's right. I said RITUAL MADNESS

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