What did the chorus do in Greek theater? The chorus gave background information
2.) What was the stage in ancient Greek theater called? It was called the Orchestra
3.) How many actors performed on stage in Classical Dramas? 3
4.) Greek theater was invented during festivals honoring which god? Dionysus
5.) What could the Choragus do that the other Chorus members couldn’t? They speak with the actors
6.) A tragedy tells the story of what? Of a hero that has a downfall.
7.) Who wrote Antigone? Sophocles
8.) Antigone’s father, Oedipus, is famous for what? He is famous for killing his father and marrying his mother.
9.) Creon thinks that above all, a good ruler must be what? strong
10.) What is Creon’s greatest fear? Creon’s greatest fear is weakness, because he wants to be a strong ruler.
11.) Who does the Chorus initially think buried Polyneices? They think it is the work of the Gods
12.) Creon suspects both the sentry and Tieresias of what offense? Accepting bribes
13.) What was the metaphor Haimon used to explain to Creon why he should not be so stubborn? He used an example of a tree that gets swept up in a flood.
14.) What was Creon’s punishment for killing Antigone? Both his son and wife kill themselves
15.) How is the fact that Creon found out Polyneices was buried an example of dramatic irony?
16.) How is the fact that Creon found Eurydice dead an example of situational irony?
17.) Who is arguably the biggest tragic hero in Antigone? Creon is the biggest tragic hero of Antigone.
18.) Which event in the play was the catastrophe? The pestilence was the catastrophe
19.) Who says the following line, “The time is not far off when you shall pay back corpse for corpse, flesh of your own flesh…”? Teiresias
20.) Who says the following line, “Think about how much more terrible….our own death would be if we should go against Creon and do what is forbidden!” Ismene
21.) Who says the following line, “There is no happiness…but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, and proud men in old age learn to be wise.” The Choragus
22.) Who all dies at the end of the play AND HOW DID THEY DIE? Haemon, Eurydice, and Antigone die at the end.
Vocabulary to know: Please provide the definitions of each word below. Due as HW assignment.
1.) dirge: It is a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite.
2.) defile: to spoil