Drama & Theater by Dr. John Kalaras
This article is written by Dr. John Kalaras, and
it is published to demonstrate that one can write a sophisticated
article by using exclusively words of Greek origin:
genesis of classical drama was not symptomatic. Aneuphoria of charismatic
and talented protagonists showed fantastic scenes of historic episodes.
The prologue, the theme and the epilogue, comprised the trilogy of
drama while synthesis, analysis and synopsis characterized the phraseology
of the text. The syntax and phraseology used by scholars, academicians
and philosophers in their rhetoric, had many grammatical idioms and
The protagonists periodically used pseudonyms. Anonymity was a
syndrome that characterized the theatrical atmosphere.
The panoramic fantasy, the mystique, the melody, the aesthetics, the use of
the cosmetic epithets are characteristics of drama.
Eventhrough the theaters were physically gigantic, there was noneed for microphones
because the architecture and the acoustics would echo isometrically and crystal
- clear. Many epistomologists of physics, aerodynamics, acoustics, electronics,
electromagnetics can not analyze - explain the ideal and isometric acoustics
of Hellenic theaters even today.
There were many categories of drama: classical drama, melodrama,
satiric, epic, comedy, etc. The syndrome of xenophobia or dyslexia
was overcome by the pathos of the actors who practiced methodically
and emphatically. Acrobatics were also euphoric. There was a plethora
of anecdotal themes, with which the acrobats would electrify the
ecstatic audience with scenes from mythical and historical episodes.
Some theatric episodes were characterized as scandalous and blasphemous.
Pornography, bigamy, hemophilia, nymphomania, polyandry, polygamy
and heterosexuality were dramatized in a pedagogical way so the mysticism
about them would not cause phobia or anathema or taken as anomaly
but through logic, dialogue and analysis skepticism and the pathetic
or cryptic mystery behind them would be dispelled.
It is historically and chronologically proven that theater emphasized
pedagogy, idealism and harmony. Paradoxically it also energized patriotism
a phenomenon that symbolized ethnically character and phenomenal
NOTE. The article has been copied from Omogenia,
of the Greek community in USA.