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Introduction to Greek Tragedy

In his introduction to Greek tragedy, Dr. White briefly discusses the Oresteia, the only surviving trilogy of this, the Greek “golden age” of theater. Though written five centuries before Christ and without benefit of Revelation, these plays were commended by St. Thomas as the work of writers who were seeking truth. White further describes the Greek tragedy art form as being derived from the celebration of the yearly Dionysus festival in which players sang hymns and dressed in animal-skin costumes. Dr. White ends his commentary with a Q and A session.

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