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Happy Tree Friends - The Prologue (Ep #1)

"The Prologue"
Happy Tree Friends episode
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Season Code: S01E01
Episode: 1
Original Airdate: January 31, 1988
Written By: Tim Rice
Directed By: Don Hahn
Happy Tree Friends Season 1
January 31, 1988 - December 27, 1988
List Of Happy Tree Friends Episodes
Episodes
  1. The Prologue
  2. The Portal
  3. The Amazing
  4. The Room
  5. The City
  6. The Egg
  7. The St. Patrick's Day, PT1
  8. The St. Patrick's Day, PT2
  9. The Fireworks
  10. The Music
  11. The Film
  12. The Sun
  13. The Fight, PT1
  14. The Fight, PT2
  15. The Sixgill Sawshark
  16. Terror Tales Of The Park
  17. The Family
  18. The Weight Gain 4000
  19. The Ice
  20. The Ghosts Of Scrooge

12 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27

It is believed that the prologue in this form was practically the invention of Euripides, and with him, as has been said, it takes the place of an explanatory first act. This may help to modify the objection which criticism has often brought against the Greek prologue, as an impertinence, a useless growth prefixed to the play, and standing as a barrier between us and our enjoyment of it. The point precisely is that, to an Athenian audience, it was useful and pertinent, as supplying just what they needed to make the succeeding scenes intelligible. But it is difficult to accept the view that Euripides invented the plan of producing a god out of a machine to justify the action of deity upon man, because it is plain that he himself disliked this interference of the supernatural and did not believe in it. He seems, in such a typical prologue as that to the Hippolytus, to be accepting a conventional formula, and employing it, almost perversely, as a medium for his ironic rationalismo.

SynopsisEdit

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HistoryEdit

Many of the existing Greek prologues may be later in date than the plays they illustrate, or may contain large interpolations.

On the Latin stage the prologue was often more elaborate than it was in Athens, and in the careful composition of the poems which Plautus prefixes to his plays we see what importance he gave to this portion of the entertainment; sometimes, as in the preface to the Rudens, Plautus rises to the height of his genius in his adroit and romantic prologues, usually placed in the mouths of persons who make no appearance in the play itself.

Molière revived the Plautian prologue in the introduction to his Amphitryon. Racine introduced Piety as the speaker of a prologue which opened his choral tragedy of Esther.

The tradition of the ancients vividly affected our own early dramatists. Not only were the mystery plays and miracles of the Middle Ages begun by a homily, but when the drama in its modern sense was inaugurated in the reign of Elizabeth, the prologue came with it, directly adapted from the practice of Euripides and Terence. Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, prepared a sort of prologue in dumb show for his Gorboduc of 1562; and he also wrote a famous Induction, which is, practically, a prologue, to a miscellany of short romantic epics by diverse hands.

Prologues have long been used in non-dramatic fiction, since at least the time of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, although Chaucer had prologues to many of the tales, rather than one at the front of the book.

TriviaEdit

  • Below is the the Prologue from the Bomb-itty of Errors in four digital formats.
  • Click on the file type you wish to download.
  • If you need the plug-in, simply click on the corresponding icon.

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