Trifles (Modern Drama) vs. Antigone (Greek Drama)

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Ancient vs. Modern Drama, what is it? Does it appeal to most people? Or does that depend on the type of drama? The ancient Greek drama Antigone and the more modern day drama Trifles are prime examples of the type of drama one may favor, but you may ask yourself, what is the difference between an Ancient Greek Drama and a Modern Drama? According to the ancient Greeks, a tragedy is a serious drama therefore a Greek drama. The play Antigone is considered to be one of those serious dramas. Whereas Trifles by Susan Glaspell is a more modern drama. The theater and its various genres has been around for as long as time can tell. It has always been a form of entertainment but within that amusement it has also been a way to teach and show people life lessons and values. Currently, the modern theater is still a form of entertainment but it is also a way to address current events and conflicts going on in our modern world. Antigone and Trifles are prime examples of both Ancient Greek Dramas and Modern Theatric Dramas. In the history of Greek drama, early Greek plays were part of a religious ceremony. They were "enactments of religious celebrations- performed in Athens" ( But what is considered to be a Greek drama? A Greek Drama has a conflict between the main character and one of the other characters in the story, which is usually a superior force. In the end, all Greek dramas have a catastrophic conclusion. The hero in a Greek tragedy is usually the main character who is known to do great deeds throughout the story, but the sad truth is that a flaw such as fervor or arrogance is what leads to his disgrace. For example, the main character either dies or becomes banished in the stories. Greek dramas are mostly centered around the rise and downfall of the "hero". Usually the tragic hero or heroine in a story is of noble birth and displays a

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