Καὶ τό τε τῶν ὑποκριτῶν πλῆθος ἐξ ἑνὸς εἰς δύο πρῶτος Αἰσχύλος ἤγαγε καὶ τὰ τοῦ χοροῦ ἠλάττωσε καὶ τὸν λόγον πρωταγωνιστεῖν παρεσκεύασεν (1449a15).
Thus it was Aeschylus who first raised the number of the actors from one to two. He also curtailed the chorus and gave the dialogue the leading part (1449a15).
Aeschylus' efforts brought the dialogue and interaction between characters to the forefront and set the stage for other playwrights of the era, like Sophocles and Euripides, to produce many iconic plays.
BOOKS: Tell Me, Is That a Signpost Back to Myself? ; the Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco SECKER Pounds 17.99 Pounds 16.99 (P&P FREE) 08700 798 897
Jun 26, 2005; Umberto Eco teaches semiotics, and readers deprived of his university courses in Bologna are never allowed to forget it in his...
Homo Viator, Katabasis, and Landscapes: A Comparison of Wolfram von Eschenbach's "Parzival" and Heinrich von dem Turlin's "Diu Crone".(Book Review)
Apr 01, 2005; Homo Viator, Katabasis and Landscapes: A Comparison of Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival' and Heinrich von dem Turlin's 'Diu...