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Department
Theatre
Course
THEA 2011
Professor
David Nicol
Semester
Fall

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October 5, 2011 Theatre of Ancient Rome -After Athens the Hellenistic period (4th-1st entry BC) -Hellenistic Period is the period between the decline of Athens and rise of the Roman Empire -Theatre gradually caught on across the greek world and theatres could be found in most greek cities -Theatre became permanent, built in stone -Greek Colon in Ai-Khanoum, Afghanistan reek theatre -The skēnē became 2 story building -Scene-painting appeared in thyromata (window like alcoves on the skēnē) -They staged "new comedy" and revived the old athenian tragedies -The circus maximus -For horse racing -The Colosseum -For gladiator combat -Adapting from the greeks -the romans admired greek culture and their theatre was heavily influenced by the Greeks -Roman theatres were inspired by greek theatres -Ro
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