Classical Drama and Society
Unfortunately, we do not know who served in the choruses of Greek tragedy at any time, much less early on. It does make sense, however, that people with substantial stamina would have been enlisted to perform them, inasmuch as to act in an ancient chorus must have required great physical energy. In the Classical Age, at least at some point, the same chorus members played in three different plays over the course of a single day, which means that they would sing and dance something on the order of eighteen different songs. It makes sense then that young men shoulder such a heavy burden.
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