Thespiswagen - Deckengemälde im Burgtheater in Wien 1888
Thespis' wagon - Ceiling painting in the Burgtheater, Vienna
Measures: 280 x 400 cm
Technique: Oil on stucco base
Depository: Burgtheater, Vienna
, Cambridge : J. Smith, 1827.
According to Aristotle,Aristotle, Poetics writing nearly two centuries later, Thespis was a singer of dithyrambs (songs about stories from mythology with choric refrains). Thespis supposedly introduced a new style in which one singer or actor performed the words of individual characters in the stories, distinguishing
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