Roman Theatres

Roman Theatres

2.1 21 27 28 30 31 31 33 33 33 34 34 34 35 Area and volume of Roman theatres 3.1 Overall diameter and capacity in theatres of the western type 3.2 Overall width, orchestra diameter, and proscaenium length in theatres of the western type ...

Author: Frank Sear

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191518270

Category: Architecture

Page: 612

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This book is a definitive architectural study of Roman theatre architecture. In nine chapters it brings together a massive amount of archaeological, literary,and epigraphic information under one cover. It also contains a full catalogue of all known Roman theatres, including a number of odea (concert halls) and bouleuteria (council chambers) which are relevant to the architectural discussion, about 1,000 entries in all. Inscriptional or literary evidence relating to each theatre is listed and there is an up-to-date bibliography for each building. Most importantly the book contains plans of over 500 theatres or buildings of theatrical type, as well as numerous text figures and nearly 200 figures and plates.
Categories: Architecture

The Roman Theatre and Its Audience

The Roman Theatre and Its Audience

3 EARLY ROMAN STAGES In attempting to understand and interpret the staging of dramatic fare during the first two ... the first fact to bear in mind is that the archaeological remains of Roman theatres , found abundantly throughout the ...

Author: Richard C. Beacham

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674779142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

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Provides a general account of the Roman theater and its audience, and records some of the results of the author's experiments in constructing a full-scale replica stage based upon the wall paintings at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and producing Roman plays upon it.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre

Not only the provision of such theatres, but indeed a great many of their specific details of design, building technique and decoration were soon widely imitated throughout the Roman world. Together with the arena, these monuments were ...

Author: Marianne McDonald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827256

Category: Drama

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This series of essays by prominent academics and practitioners investigates in detail the history of performance in the classical Greek and Roman world. Beginning with the earliest examples of 'dramatic' presentation in the epic cycles and reaching through to the latter days of the Roman Empire and beyond, this 2007 Companion covers many aspects of these broad presentational societies. Dramatic performances that are text-based form only one part of cultures where presentation is a major element of all social and political life. Individual chapters range across a two thousand year timescale, and include specific chapters on acting traditions, masks, properties, playing places, festivals, religion and drama, comedy and society, and commodity, concluding with the dramatic legacy of myth and the modern media. The book addresses the needs of students of drama and classics, as well as anyone with an interest in the theatre's history and practice.
Categories: Drama

Theatres in Roman Palestine and Provincia Arabia

Theatres in Roman Palestine and Provincia Arabia

Rather , the first theatres in this region were “ Romantheatres , and only a few decades separate the first Roman theatres in Italy from the theatre at Caesarea . Thus , the model for the Caesarea theatre lies in Italy and not in ...

Author: A. Segal

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004329454

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume deals with the architectural history of the theatre in Roman Palestine and Provincia Arabia. The first part provides the historical-cultural background and seeks to explain the significance of theatres in a region which had no classical roots. Part two contains a comprehensive architectural analysis, richly illustrated, of each of the thirty theatres so far uncovered in the area.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Performance in Greek and Roman Theatre

Performance in Greek and Roman Theatre

“Vitruvius and Roman Theater Design”, AjA 94:249-258. .1993. “The Scaenae Frons ofthe Theater of Pompey”, AjA 97: 687-701. . 2006. Roman Theatres:An Architectural Study. Oxford. Séchan, L. 1967. Etudes sur la trage'die grecque dans ses ...

Author: George William Mallory Harrison

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004244573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 602

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This series has existed for the past 50 years. It provides a forum for the publication of well over 300 scholarly works on all aspects of the ancient world, including inscriptions, papyri, language, the history of material culture and mentality, the history of peoples and institutions, but also latterly the classical tradition, for example, neo-latin literature and the history of Classical scholarship.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Making of Theatre History

The Making of Theatre History

Dressing rooms , storage rooms , trap doors , and an extensive cooling system completed the special features of the Roman theatre building . During the Empire theatres were rebuilt and redecorated to make them richer and more sumptuous ...

Author: Paul Kuritz

Publisher: PAUL KURITZ

ISBN: 0135478618

Category: Alm

Page: 468

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Categories: Alm

Roman Theatre

Roman Theatre

3 What does Livy himself think about theatre? How might his attitude have affected his account? What does this passage tell us about Roman attitudes towards actors? 5 Romans encountered Greeks early in their history, trading with Greeks ...

Author: Timothy J. Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521138185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Roman Republican Theatre

Roman Republican Theatre

The stage apparently was the essential element of a Roman theatre while an auditorium could be improvised and provisional. For some later structures the Romans adopted the 'theatre temple', which had been developed in Italy outside ...

Author: Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139499743

Category: History

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Theatre flourished in the Roman Republic, from the tragedies of Ennius and Pacuvius to the comedies of Plautus and Terence and the mimes of Laberius. Yet apart from the surviving plays of Plautus and Terence the sources are fragmentary and difficult to interpret and contextualise. This book provides a comprehensive history of all aspects of the topic, incorporating recent findings and modern approaches. It discusses the origins of Roman drama and the historical, social and institutional backgrounds of all the dramatic genres to be found during the Republic (tragedy, praetexta, comedy, togata, Atellana, mime and pantomime). Possible general characteristics are identified, and attention is paid to the nature of and developments in the various genres. The clear structure and full bibliography also ensure that the book has value as a source of reference for all upper-level students and scholars of Latin literature and ancient drama.
Categories: History

Classical Greek Theatre

Classical Greek Theatre

they have achieved almost scriptural authority; nowhere is this more evident than in the catechizing of her one-page list of "differences between the Greek- Hellenistic and the Roman theater" (189) . These fourteen points have been ...

Author: Clifford Ashby

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587294631

Category: Drama

Page: 215

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Many dogmas regarding Greek theatre were established by researchers who lacked experience in the mounting of theatrical productions. In his wide-ranging and provocative study, Clifford Ashby, a theatre historian trained in the practical processes of play production as well as the methods of historical research, takes advantage of his understanding of technical elements to approach his ancient subject from a new perspective. In doing so he challenges many long-held views. Archaeological and written sources relating to Greek classical theatre are diverse, scattered, and disconnected. Ashby's own (and memorable) fieldwork led him to more than one hundred theatre sites in Greece, southern Italy, Sicily, and Albania and as far into modern Turkey as Hellenic civilization had penetrated. From this extensive research, he draws a number of novel revisionist conclusions on the nature of classical theatre architecture and production. The original orchestra shape, for example, was a rectangle or trapezoid rather than a circle. The altar sat along the edge of the orchestra, not at its middle. The scene house was originally designed for a performance event that did not use an up center door. The crane and ekkyklema were simple devices, while the periaktoi probably did not exist before the Renaissance. Greek theatres were not built with attention to Vitruvius' injunction against a southern orientation and were probably sun-sited on the basis of seasonal touring. The Greeks arrived at the theatre around mid-morning, not in the cold light of dawn. Only the three-actor rule emerges from this eclectic examination somewhat intact, but with the division of roles reconsidered upon the basis of the actors' performance needs. Ashby also proposes methods that can be employed in future studies of Greek theatre. Final chapters examine the three-actor production of Ion, how one should not approach theatre history, and a shining example of how one should. Ashby's lengthy hands-on training and his knowledge of theatre history provide a broad understanding of the ways that theatre has operated through the ages as well as an ability to extrapolate from production techniques of other times and places.
Categories: Drama

The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Theatre

The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Theatre

ROMAN THEATRE tory , whether legendary or recent . These fabulae praetex- togatae seems to have come to an end with Atta , who is tae ( plays performed in the toga praetexta , the bordered said to have died in 77 BC , though we hear of ...

Author: Sarah Stanton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521446546

Category: Drama

Page: 436

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Categories: Drama