Ancient Theatre

Of Greek Origins

Origins of the Origins of Theatre

In ancient Greece plays were normally put on in honour of the gods. These plays consisted of comedies, tragedies and satyr. These were performed in large amphitheatres that were made in a specific shape that allowed everyone in the stands to hear what was being said.


Due to the fact that most of the audience was so far away there was no need for extravagant costumes and masks. The actors however did wear basic masks made of cork that usually depicted mournful or pained expressions.

Some Ancient Ampitheatres

a great way to respect the gods

Famous actors and playwrights

There were many famous actors and playwrights who were all male including Araros, Thespis and Metrobius.