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966Ancient theatres  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • As an edifice, the ancient Greek theatre is an open-air amphitheatrical construction of a semicircular ground plan around a circular space. After the 5th century BCE and the flourishing of ancient (Greek) drama specific theatre buildings were built for performing religious ceremonies, staging artistic/theatre performances and hosting political events. Gradually the theatre acquired its form known from the archaeological findings, comprising three distinct parts: the koilon (for the audience), the orchestra, built as a full circle, and the scene (skênê), a low rectangular independent building situated behind the orchestra.
SOURCE
  • Moretti 2004
  • Γώγος-Πετράκου 2012
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Goulis Helen (AA)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Théâtres antiques

French

Antiken Theatern

German

Αρχαία θέατρα

Greek

URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/966
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