The Function of the Tragic Greek Chorus.

  title={The Function of the Tragic Greek Chorus.},
  author={Albert B. Weiner},
  journal={Theatre Journal},
What do we know for a certainty about the tragic Greek chorus? We know that it numbered fifty at the beginning of the 5th century B.C.; we know that it was probably Aeschylus who lowered that number to twelve, and it was probably Sophocles who raised that number to fifteen, where it stayed for the remainder of the century. We know that the chorus was confined, either completely or mainly, to that part of the theatre known as the orchestra, and since the meaning of that word is dancing place, we… 
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