Ancient Greek Theatre

For Admission

Course Code: CC1110114
Starts: 01 December, 2014
Duration : 7 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
Instructors: Panos Milios
Email : cc111@dgelearn.com

theatro1Course Description:

Theatre and theatrical performances in Ancient Greece have played a vital role in the citizens’ daily life and have had a significant educational aspect as well. The authors of these theatrical works raised issues that still concern people today, each presenting topics in their own way through a Tragedy or a Comedy. The best known Authors of Tragedy are Sophocles, Aeschilus and Evripidis, while the best known for Comedy is Aristophanes. Nevertheless, they all had a common goal which was to educate and enlighten the audience in many ways and on many levels.

In our course, the training procedure consists of two independent modules:

  • Module 1 (Theoretical Training)

The Theoretical Training will be provided through e-learning and will include teaching (text, video, live communication, essays) e-testing, evaluation and certification.

  • Module 2 (Practical Training)

The Practical Training will not be obligatory, for those who attended Module 1 will be organized for three weeks during holiday period, leading to a theatrical performance by the participants, based on the Ancient Theatre principles. The participants will acquire experience in order to organize performances with their groups, improving the educational character of the theater, increasing the skills of the performers and the interest of the θεατών.

Details about the summer practical training course will be announced late January 2014.

Aims of the course

The aim of the course is to train appropriately Drama Teachers and Actors so as to enable them to present a theatrical performance at school level.  This should be presented in such a way that the participating students may have the opportunity to learn about different topics based on the authors’ works and thus comprehend their philosophical ideas. At the same time, independently of the future profession of their choice, the students will be able to develop life skills that are particularly useful to citizens of today, such as:

  • practicing the art of speaking in public
  • learning techniques of communication with an audience
  • developing their talents
  • acquiring practice in team work and collaboration for common goals

In addition, the drama teachers will be able to prepare the audience for the performance by providing information on the theatrical work, the author, the ideas he conveys and the social conditions of the times when the work was written. Finally the performers will discuss with the audience the performance they have attended, thus the educational purpose of the theatrical work will be achieved.

Target Group

The course aims mainly to drama teachers or actors working with students and wishing to prepare and present a theatrical performance based on the Ancient Greek Theatre, and working as another Educational Tool in the learning procedure of the Modern School. The course also aims to drama teachers or actors working with adults and wishing to present a performance based on the same principles as described above. 

All participants will be informed every 3 months by electronic Newsletter on courses, seminars, activities, books, articles, etc in relation to the course they have attended.

Certification

Participants who attend the course and have obtained 50% or more in the final e-test, will gain a “Certificate of Attendance” and a letter certifying the content of the course issued by DIAN GLOBAL EDUCATION.

General Information

All participants may, if they wish, continue to be informed via an electronic newsletter about any courses, seminars, activities, books, articles, etc, in relation to the course they have attended. This newsletter will be sent once every three months.

Course Contents

Lesson 1:

Introduction

  • The educational role of ancient drama in Ancient Greek society
  • The historical, cultural and civic framework under which the ancient drama was developed
  • Ancient theaters: site selection, architecture, integration in the activities of their communities at the time

Lesson 2:

Great Writers of Ancient Greek Drama: Aeschylus

  • Writings & Basic Parameters
  • Videos of Theatrical Productions
  • Assignments

Lesson 3:

Great Writers of Ancient Greek Drama: Sophocles

  • Writings & Basic Parameters
  • Videos of Theatrical Productions
  • Assignments

Lesson 4:

Great Writers of Ancient Greek Drama: Euripides

  • Writings & Basic Parameters
  • Videos of Theatrical Productions
  • Assignments

Lesson 5:

Great Writers of Ancient Greek Comedy: Aristophanes

  • Writings & Basic Parameters
  • Videos of Theatrical Productions
  • Assignments

Lesson 6:

  • The Ancient Greek Theater: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches
  • Actors and Chorus
  • Mask in the Ancient Greek Theater
  • Costumes in the Ancient Greek Theater
  • Assignments

Lesson 7:

  • How to organize a performance based on the Ancient Greek theatre while developing new skills for students
  • How to make your own masks
  • How to design costumes
  • Assignments
  • Before, During and After the Performance

Cost and Terms

You may participate in the e-learning training under the terms:

Full access to training material and to all training procedure, which include:

  • Personal tutoring
  • Tests
  • Evaluation of the tests and recommendations of the instructor on a personal basis
  • Live communication between participants and instructors (forum, live chat, voice call)
  • Communication among participants
  • Final e-testing
  • Certification of the successfull completion of the course

Course cost,

For individual participation:

€220.00 Add to cart

For group participation:
For 2 – 4 persons 5% less for each
For 5 – 10 persons 10% less for each
For group participation please contact us.