This week on Crash Course Theater, Mike is acting like theater started in Greece. Well, for the western theater, this is true. The earliest recorded drama in the west arose in Athen, and these early plays grew out or religious ritual. Namely, they evolved from the worship of Dionysus, god of wine, fertility, and RITUAL MADNESS. That's right. I said RITUAL MADNESS
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CrashCourse, . (2020, May 12). Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2025/thespis-athens-and-the-origins-of-greek-drama-cras/
CrashCourse, . "Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 12, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2025/thespis-athens-and-the-origins-of-greek-drama-cras/.
CrashCourse, . "Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama: Crash Course Theater #2." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 May 2020. Web. 21 Jun 2021.