What are Satyr Plays?

These were short plays performed between the acts of tragedies. They made fun of the plight of the tragedy’s characters. The satyrs were mythical half human, half-goat servants of Dionysus. Satyr and the Satyr plays spawned the modern word satire. All of the actors and playwrights were men. Women were not allowed to participate. The actors played multiple roles, so a mask was used as used to show the change in character or mood. Gestures and body movements were controlled and stately. If playing female role need for female appearance, wore the prosternida before the chest and the progastrida before the belly.

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