Please bring to Monday’s class a full, printed, typed copy of your mini-play.
To help you compose, refer to Thursday’s agenda (Jan 7). It has links to an audio of Antigone. If you listen to the first ten minutes, you will hear the difference between the dialogue and choral sections. Use this difference as a guide for your own composition. The key difference is that the chorus speaks in unison (originally they would always sing their lines), whereas the two actors engage in dialogue and sound more realistic. You may want to consider writing the choral sections in verse–i.e., poetry, since rhythm helps the chorus speak together.
Lastly, Sophocles’s play Antigone is a tragedy and has a decidedly serious tone. Don’t feel obligated to match that tone. You may want to, but also feel free to inject a lighter side into your mini-play. The aim of this exercise is to introduce the basic structure of Greek theatre during the time of Sophocles. Have fun. Good luck.
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