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This is the entrance of the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre (Lietuvos nacionalinis dramos teatras) in Gedimino pr. 4, in central Vilnius. The theatre is one of the most important theatres in Lithuania.The big hall of theatre can accommodate 660 people. The repertoire of the theatre is a mix of classical and modern theatre and includes Sophocles, William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anton Chekhov, Federico García Lorka, Samuel Beckett and works of modern dramatists including Lithuanian authors such as Sigitas Parulskis and Herkus Kunčius.

The three black robed sculptures above the entrance are "Trys mūzos” (Three Muses), created in 1980 by Lithuanian sculptor Stanislovas Kuzma (1947-2012). The three muses represent drama (Calliope), comedy (Thalia), and tragedy (Melpomenes).

The Muses i Greek mythology were originally goddesses of music, poetry and song but later on its was broadened to be the goddesses of literature, science and the arts. Altogehter there are nine Muses.

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  • Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2528 W: 85 N: 3718] (14639)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-10
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-28 22:35
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