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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The ensemble, a Greek chorus of everyday London folk, creates a terrific wall of sound in the opening Ballad of Sweeney Todd, reprised at moments throughout the show, and generates a real sense of drama tinged with an undercurrent of menace.
They not only interact with other characters as street-smart teenagers, but also they function as a glamorous Greek chorus, glittering in girl-group get-ups by costume designer Lynda Myers.
Through the theological and eschatological debate going on - with political cartoonists and opinion columnists, nominal Catholics and born-again Christians, sinners and saints, pro- and con-Duterteists joining in the Greek chorus - the loudest message is that God is alive and well.
Moreover, Paurom applied the Greek chorus, which the Greek playwrights used in the olden times to make the story come together.
Discordant, sung more as lamentations, the songs hit us like a Greek chorus in search of musical instruments to soften their blow.
This short work is #32 in the series and features nine characters, a 'Greek Chorus' of texters, and is introduced by production notes to the play director.
The Greek Chorus keeps things light - their routines full of top, panto-style cheese.
Strophe, from Greek, means "to turn." It also connotes a poetic structure, a gesture employed by a Greek chorus, and it likewise served a structural role here.
The book is written in two styles, ordinary prose and sections that resemble a Greek chorus. This will delight children as it quickens the pace of the action.
There isn't a weak link in the rest of the cast: Rachel Izen as Brice's mother, along with Zoe Ann Bown and Myra Sands, are like a comical, Jewish version of a Greek chorus and it's clear these ladies are seasoned performers who get to show off their talents in the number Henry Street.