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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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- Spring '08
- Ancient Rome, Roman theater Temporary buildings, faithful freedman Davus