Modern production of a play of Euripides. The
chorus in the old Greek play was a company of singers who both took part
in the action and served as interpreters of it to the audience. They
are represented in the picture by the groups in dark robes standing in
the circular space of the orchestra around the altar. The part of the
chorus gradually decreased in importance as the number of actors was
increased. The stage or scene was always very simple in structure. The
picture is from The Trojan Women, as presented in the Stadium
at the College of the City of New York in 1915.
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