Thursday, September 17, 2015
Who Does This Guy Think He Is?
Thespis, as the class learned, was a man who lived during the 6th century B.C. The classes learned that Thespis was a member of the Chorus in ancient Greek drama, but Thespis did something magical, he stepped away from the chorus and took on the role of an actor. Upon first hearing this story, I was thinking one this sounds made up and two if the story is factual then Thespis must have been really full of himself to walk out of some play writes choir and add his own twist. I went surfing the web to find out if Thespis was a real man. I found that he was and was the 1st documented winner of the Great Dionysia festival in 534 B.C. He was a play write himself and was apart of his own chorus and had planned to break away form the chorus. Thespis was a real rule breaker, but for the better, because without Thespis western theater could be completely different.