satyr play

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an ancient Greek burlesque with a chorus of satyrs

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The trilogy is complete, and the satyr play begins in Alcibiades's arrival.
Like Aristotle in The Poetics, Bakhtin speaks about parody while dealing with travesty in the Greek satyr play.
If this attitude appears to be a signature of the satyr play, both the greedy Cyclops and the mercenary Odysseus whose tradition I have traced above are well matched for heightening its resonance in the scenes that follow.
The satyr play must also be appropriately written and produced in order to fit at the end of a tragic performance.
The amusing story of his exploits on the day of his birth was told in the fourth Homeric hymn and in Sophocles ' satyr play, Ichneutai.
This book begins with a brief description of the works and personalities of Hellenistic tragedians, then explores elements of Hellenistic tragedy, such as the chorus and the satyr play, and discusses tragic themes in the Hellenistic Age, Hellenistic tragedy with Biblical themes, and the staging of Hellenistic tragedies.
Read this way, Nietzsche's magnum opus matches the structure of Aeschylus' Oresteia tetralogy, and 'Part 4 was modeled on the satyr play at the end of the tetralogy that parodied the thematically related material in the preceding trilogy' (93).
In The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, Harrison's version of a satyr play, he recounts the tale of Marsyas, the satyr rayed as punishment for playing the flute of Athena.
Cyclops (Greek Kyklo^Ops) Satyr play by Euripides, the only complete drama of its type that survives.
When the empire is lost there is Swinging Britain, the satyr play following the tragedy.
There was no classical precedent except the primarily mythological satyr play for a pastoral drama.
Foster adduces the felicitous ending of The Oresteia and the existence of the satyr play as evidence for this big claim, but the happy ending of The Eumenides was not paradigmatic and the satyr play was a relatively late addition to the City Dionysia.
The satyr play was always the work of a tragic poet, and the same poet never wrote both tragedies and comedies.
He also wrote the fragmentary satyr play Cyclops about 424 - 423 bc, and may have written another existing tragedy, Rhesus, of which the date is unknown.
The comic Greek satyr play that came at the end of a cycle of three tragedies had its clear equivalent in the Renaissance, and the attitudes of the audiences in the two epochs seem to have been analogous.