Photographer's Note

Yesterday, in Catania, I had the great pleasure to stay with Francesco (Francio64), Maurizio(Mauro61) e Giorgio(Ciakgiak), togheter with my dear friends Nino (Ninello52) and Betto, bravo photographer, perhaps a future member of TE.

in WS the friends of the meeting in Catania (Nino, Francesco, Giorgio, Maurizio), in front of the Aci Door, on the road level.

Standing at street level, looking down where the ancient Roman city once was, you can see little remains of the Theater's original form. Roman buildings often served as the foundations for later structures, which did not always preserve the constructions in their original form.

Built in late antiquity, around 300 B.C. the theatre was rebuilt on an older theatre from the 500 B.C. facing the sea. Covered walkways, corridors, some small stairways and parts of the Cavea (audience seating) and orchestra pit, the latter being paved in marble remains from the ancient theatre. Theatrical productions had an essential role in Roman society.
The Cavea (audience seating) curved around the front of the stage, which time was much deeper than the classic Greek version, leaving room for increasingly exciting sets, props and machinery for special effects, and in some theatres a curtain was introduced.

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