When was the first Greek play performed?
His play ‘The Persians’, first performed in 472 BC, is the oldest surviving of all Greek plays.
What year time period is the first recorded Greek Theatre performance?
The theatre of Ancient Greece flourished between 550 BC and 220 BC. A festival honouring the god Dionysus was held in Athens, out of which three dramatic genres emerged: tragedy, comedy and the satyr play.
How long did Greek plays last?
As it was not unusual for the theatrical performances to last from ten to twelve hours, the spectators required refreshments, and we find that, in the intervals between the several plays, they used to take wine and cakes.
Does Greek Theatre still exist?
The theatre of ancient Greece was at its best from 550 BC to 220 BC. It was the beginning of modern western theatre, and some ancient Greek plays are still performed today.