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1

When was the Hellenistic Period

323-31 B.C.
This was between the Death of Alexander the Great and the emergence of the Roman Empire.

2

How does the stage during the Hellenistic period differ from Classical Greece.

The orchestra is more-so 3/4 of a circle, a horseshoe, and there is more focus on the solid skênê design.

3

What is added into the Theatron during the Hellenistic period.

The 'Diazoma' which is a horizontal walkway between the upper and lower viewing sections: kerkis

4

What happened to the skênê during the Hellenistic period. TERMINOLOGY (3)
Episkenion, Thyromata, The Logeion

The skênê introduced the Episkenion: the facade of a second level. Pierced by one or more doors - Thyromata - this served as a background for the orchestra and lower skênê - The Logeion -

5

What is the 'Prohedria'

This is the ornate front row seats that were used for VIPS, this included priests, dignitaries and officials/figures of authority.