Flashcards in Theatres - Pompeii - Small/covered theatre Deck (16):
When was the theatre provided?
80 BC - Roman colony
Who provided the theatres?
Local chiefs - Valgus and Porcius
What was the capacity?
Where was the small theatre?
Hidden behind the large theatre
What was the roof like?
What does the small capacity suggest?
What was the roof made of?
What is the significance of it having a permanent roof?
Improved quality of sound
What shape was the theatre?
What were the seats made of?
Masonry capped with slabs of tufa
What is the floor of the orchestra like?
Paved with flags of coloured marble
What was the wall at the rear veneered with?
Where did the doors in the dressing room open onto?
When was it built?
80 - 75 BC
How was the roof supported?
Wall on all four sides; windows between the roof and highest row of seats