The acting greek tragedy website contains videos and commentary to accompany the book acting greek tragedy by graham ley published by university of exeter press. The ancient greek drama was a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient greece from 700 bc the city state of athens which became a significant cultural political and military power during this period was its center where it was institutionalised as part of a festival called the dionysia which honored the god dionysus tragedy late 500 bc comedy 490 bc and the satyr play were . Greek tragedy was a popular and influential form of drama performed in theatres across ancient greece from the late 6th century bce the most famous playwrights of the genre were aeschylus sophocles and euripides and many of their works were still performed centuries after their initial premiere greek tragedy led to greek comedy and together these genres formed the foundation upon which . Greek plays were either comedies or tragedies tragedies were often about the past whereas comedies tended to be about current and everyday life the drama masks which are so often associated with the subject originate from greek theatre and stand for comedy and tragedy
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