Flashcards in Theatre of Dionysus Deck (11):
What are the names of the 2 theatres?
Theatre of Dionysus at Athens, theatre at Thorikos
Where is the theatre at Thorikos?
A deme in Attica
When was the theatre of Dionysus in use?
Second half of the 6th century BCE
Where is the theatre of Dionysus?
South- eastern foot of the Acropolis
Why is the theatre of Dionysus’ location significant?
Protected from North winds, symbolic as is between the Acropolis and the sanctuary of Dionysus
Properties of theatron in 5th century
6000 people, wooden seats, seats at front (called prohedria)
Properties of theatron at Lycurgan theatre
17000 people, 13 wedges of seats, horizontal half-way aisle for access, prohedria
Properties of 5th century orchestra
Less circular than Lycurgan
Properties of orchestra at Lycurgan theatre
Circular, 20m diameter, alter
Properties of 5th century skene
Tent or booth then later wooden hut