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Drama as a Mode of Communication in the Ancient Greek World

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Sepali Bamunusinghe

Lecturer Department of Accounting University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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In the ancient Greek world, drama was a part of their lives, something intimate, frequent and inseparable. It was not the individual choice that took the mass to the Greek theatre, but they were a part of this process of dramas as a nation, which came in the guise of rituals of festivals, held in honour of god Dionysus. Drama and drama festivals were facilitated with state recognition and were sponsored by the rulers of the city-states, encouraging the citizens to participate in them. Massive theatre structures were constructed, providing seating capacity for thousands. Within such appealing circumstances, Greek drama has evolved through time, gifting outstanding dramatists and drama compositions to the world of aesthetics. Greeks being a nation whose lives were embedded in a performance culture, drama was the most effective and intimate to be utilized as a mode of communication, during such an ancient period where there were no other modes of communication like in the world of today.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljhrm.v3i1.5099

Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management Vol.3(1) 2012 pp.78-85

How to Cite: Bamunusinghe, S., (2013). Drama as a Mode of Communication in the Ancient Greek World. Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management. 3(1), pp.78–85. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljhrm.v3i1.5099
Published on 04 Jan 2013.
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