Greek chorus


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Noun1.Greek chorus - a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek playGreek chorus - a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
troupe, company - organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
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Throughout the play, the philosophical local lawyer (the excellent Richard Durden) becomes Miller's Greek chorus, presenting a detached view of these grim events as they unfold and, in a final summing up, sees death in the Greek sense as an act of blood cleansing.
It stars a dashing city manager with Hollywood hair; an earnest Boy Mayor who lacks the Hollywood hair; a mysterious Asian developer who routinely vanishes during crucial scenes; a Greek chorus of naysayers; and a large, cynical cast of extras.
As if that's not disconcerting enough, the summer house has a built-in laugh track--a grotesque Greek chorus that pelts the inhabitants with inane shrieking and comments like "We want to know what Gwyneth Paltrow is doing right now
The doo-wop Greek chorus trio of Chiffon (Yasmeen Sulieman), Crystal (Amina S.
The three dancers, choreographed by Marie-Nathalie Lacoursiere, acted as a silent Greek chorus, setting the scenes.
I'm not suggesting that, say, A Streetcar Named Desire would benefit from the addition of a Greek chorus or the introduction of dance numbers.
A Greek chorus comprised of the poor, sick souls alienated some critics; a few others thought the major event anticlimactic and the formal discussions too pedantic.
Wheeldon sampled Swan Lake (he has choreographed a version already) with fluttering hands, shifting walls of dancers, and a Greek chorus.
Serving as facilitator to the action is a six-member Greek chorus of altar boys and girls that sets the mood of the piece by chanting a din of repetitive ``Our Fathers'' and ``Hail Marys'' while introducing the five central players and providing whatever props are needed.
There were also three offstage female sopranos collectively called The Voice--Alexandra Lennox, Zorana Sadiq and Rebecca Whelan--who functione d as a Greek chorus.
She is equally matched by Mike Dyer as the narrator who is more Meatloaf than Greek chorus.
Given Bill's disturbing Midwestern passivity, we'd explode from the accumulating outrage were it not for a one-woman Greek chorus by the name of Lucia, Bill's doleful work colleague and the sister of his late lover, Tom.