The passing of Greek ancient myth and drama to the modern children's theater: text and act

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Κατεύθυνση Από το Κείμενο στη Σκηνή. Το Ελληνικό Θέατρο σε Διάλογο με το Παγκόσμιο
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Αλεξία Αλτουβά, Λέκτωρ Τμήματος Θεατρικών Σπουδών, ΕΚΠΑ
Αικατερίνη Διαμαντάκου-Αγάθου, Αναπληρώτρια καθηγήτρια Τμήματος Θεατρικών Σπουδών, ΕΚΠΑ
Ιωάννα Ρεμεδιάκη, Λέκτωρ Τμήματος Θεατρικών Σπουδών, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η μεταφορά του αρχαίου ελληνικού μύθου και δράματος στο σύγχρονο παιδικό θέατρο: κείμενο και πράξη
Translated title:
The passing of Greek ancient myth and drama to the modern children's theater: text and act
Children’s theater in Greece is in a bloom the past years and runs an involving course. Greek mythology and ancient Greek drama are a rich source of inspiration of the makers of Greek theater.
In this study we seek and present the birth and the course of the correlation of ancient Greek theater and children’s theater. It was considered intentional to make a distinction between the two basic tragic categories, ancient tragedy and comedy, main while in the third chapter elaborated the vast use of myths based on Greek mythology in children’s play.
The time interval we studied reaches about 150 years and for that reason it was considered a time distinction based on time criteria. We distinguished three periods (19th century-1930, 1930-70, 1970-today) and this separation was adopted and in the next chapters.
The first section of the paper is dedicated to Greek tragedy and the second section is dedicated to Greek comedy. Each chapter is divided in two subsections. In the first subsection we see how tragedy/comedy contribute in the education and in the modern Greek children literature, through the form of adaptation. In the second subsection the scene of ancient Greek tragedy/comedy is presented in children’s and adolescent theater (ether amateur or professional) in combination and comparison with theatrical scene of adult audience.
The third and last section is about the Greek mythology. We keep track of it as part of the education and the children’s literature and through them we keep track of the passing to the theater. We focused especially in Iliad and Odyssey as the greatest of their kind in ancient Greek literature and also because they are the two most adapted as it came out through our research.
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Fine arts - Entertainment
children's theater, ancient Greek myth, ancient Greek drama
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