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Unformatted text preview: 12/11/2008 13:22:00 ← I. Spectacles • Three major kinds of building: o Theater- seats/stands and a stage o Amphitheater- circular seating around stage o Circus- ellipse, racing, circus maximus ← ← II. Theater • 3 kinds of productions: o atellana: farce 4 set characters, old man, wise man, glutton, and another sillier shows o Mimus: also a farce A mime, lots of slapstick, dirty language, immoral, obscene, nudity Used for allusions to public affairs, comments on daily life (same with Atellana) o Pantomimus: dance Dramatic solo dance One actor might dance out the whole fall of troy, maybe a chorus in the background chanting Most popular shows, very intense fans, fights between fan groups Idolized by the people ← ← III. Amphitheater • First purpose built in 80 BC in wood by Julius Caesar • The coliseum could hold 50-70,000 people • Mostly dedicated to killing, people going there to see death on a huge scale, sometimes famous battles would be reenacted, floor littered with bodies at the end •...
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- Spring '09
- circus maximus II., costumes Successful gladiators, Dramatic solo dance, hook Julius Caesar, Midgets fighting women