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What are the names of the 2 theatres?

Theatre of Dionysus at Athens, theatre at Thorikos

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When was the theatre of Dionysus in use?

Second half of the 6th century BCE

3

Where is the theatre of Dionysus?

South- eastern foot of the Acropolis

4

Why is the theatre of Dionysus’ location significant?

Protected from North winds, symbolic as is between the Acropolis and the sanctuary of Dionysus

5

Properties of theatron in 5th century

6000 people, wooden seats, seats at front (called prohedria)

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Properties of theatron at Lycurgan theatre

17000 people, 13 wedges of seats, horizontal half-way aisle for access, prohedria

7

Properties of 5th century orchestra

Less circular than Lycurgan

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Properties of orchestra at Lycurgan theatre

Circular, 20m diameter, alter

9

Properties of 5th century skene

Tent or booth then later wooden hut

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Properties of skene at Lycurgan theatre

Permanent building