The theatre built on the slopes of Mount Panayir was constructed during the reign of the Emperor Claudius (A.D. 41-54) and completed in the reign of the Emperor Trajan (98-117 A.D.). Like all the other ancient theatres, the theatre consisted of three main sections: the skene (stage building) , the orchestra ( place of action for the actors) and the cavea (auditorium) where the audience sat. The skene which was approximately 18 meters high, was the most imposing section of the Theatre. The original theatre could seat about 24.000; the auditorium originally rose for at least 30 meters over the orchestra and was crowned at the summit by a porticoed structure which had the function of further improving the acoustics in the complex. The theatrical productions in the classical period were performed by male actors who wore masks on their faces.
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cargus (7556) 2013-08-19 0:06
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
fabbs99 (11148) 2013-08-20 21:48
Excellent point of view to present this scene in a good way.The theater has a great presence in the frame.Superb execution as well as excellent presentation.TFS.
- Copyright: Aloysius Ho (aloyho) (6798)
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- Date Taken: 2013-03-17
- Categories: Architecture
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- Date Submitted: 2013-08-19 0:04