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Chorus

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Chorus, in ancient classical Greek drama, group of actors who commented upon the action. The origin of the chorus is probably the dithyramb, a hymn to the god Dionysus. By the 6th century B.C. the formal dramatic chorus was an integral part of the performance. Gradually the size and role of the chorus was reduced as the actor's role grew. It disappeared by the 2nd century B.C.

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