Greek chorus


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a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play

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'This Greek chorus embodied subconscious thoughts which are very much in the Jungian study,' she said.
In a de facto Greek chorus, the united voice of the elderly church mothers in the community who have seen it all narrate the proceedings, punctuating events with their wise and wistful insights.
Svetlana Alexievich's books constitute a genre of its own, in which individual narratives merge into something akin to a Greek chorus that the writer moves from the periphery to center stage.
As a result, several important scenes, such as the blinding of Gloucester, are omitted and merely described later by a Greek chorus of sorts.
A Greek chorus, in the form of a well-spoken, sympathetic lawyer named Alfieri (Michael Gould), warns us that it will end in tragedy for Eddie, a man he perversely admires for giving in to his demons and "allowing himself to be known." Strong gives an electrifying performance of raw power and terrifying beauty.
With a Greek chorus of three singers (Maisey Bawden, Danielle Kassarate ad Paige Miller) who sings songs from pop through Motown to doo-wop, it's a touching and hilarious show.
Meanwhile, as Victor, the youngest Hamdi-ali, takes his pleasure with other young boys, Alexandria's matriarchs while away their time gossiping and playing cards, serving as a type of Greek chorus that keeps the story moving as tensions threaten to spark into flame at any moment.
At the end, the backup singers return, Greek chorus style, to inform the audience: "Oh yeah, that was a real rap battle for the ages/no more baseless arguments on the Reddit pages ...
Lynn Hunter as Queen Margaret, Ana-Maria Maskell as Lady Anne and Bethan Morgan as the Duchess of York (Richard's mother) are a thunderous Greek chorus of female tragedy among their adjacent male roles searching for power and safety.
It would be wise of Europe to respond sympathetically to the Greek chorus, but it may find itself too closely wedded to the neoliberal "norm" to offer anything more than a marginal gesture.
At times it is seen in a hand indolenty holding a cigarette, or Mme Raquin's indulgent laugh, and always present is a quartet of actors who glide on and off like lithe dancers moving the set around, dressing the characters, or standing like a Greek chorus observing the passage of events as the final tragedy unfolds.
These are the latter-day Greek chorus, adding drama, emphasis, and extra silliness to proceedings at every opportunity.
Thompson, who writes through a third-person Greek chorus, has a fine ear for dialogue, and she tackles the big problems of poverty, violence, parental responsibility, and youth alienation and opportunity.
The cast of Tauride is largely French, with the exception of the group of five Dutch women in the roles of the priestesses, who serve as a kind of Greek chorus. Included are bass-baritone Laurent Alvaro as Thoas, King of Scythia, soprano Salome Haller as Diana (she takes on the same role in the earlier opera) and most notably, Quebec baritone Jean-Francois Lapointe as Orestes and French tenor Yann Beuron as Pylades.