Classical Drama and Theatre
Return to ChaptersWhen executed well, the choruses of a tragedy are, if nothing else, the surest places to hear the words of the playwright. It is generally very hard to ignore fifteen people vocalizing in unison. Furthermore, their song and dance, the way they were originally (and still should be) performed, make them thrilling to watch, and there can be little doubt that in general they carried their weight during a performance.
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