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Unformatted text preview: o Roman theater Temporary buildings at first All classes watch Continuous performance with no breaks Stock characters o Theater buildings Permanent theaters considered a decadent luxury banned by the Senate during the Republic temporary wooden structures demolished at the end of the festival for which they were created Could be elaborate (seating 80,000 people) Pompey (106-48 BCE) the Great o Consul o Victorious general o Rival of Julius Caesar o Built 1 st permanent theater in Rome Concrete monumental stairway to the Temple of Venus Seated 27,000 Not preserved shows up on late Roman city plan (carved in marble)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course CLA 2120 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '08