Essay On Roman Theatre

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Roman Theatres and Their Greek Counterpart In such a historically rich city such as Rome there are many spectacles to visit for one’s viewing pleasure. Typical sight-seeing tourists come through Rome expecting to witness monuments and buildings like the Pantheon, Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. However, one spectacle that seems to fly under visitor 's radars are the Roman Theatres. Today there are three theatres still standing in Rome and some are in better conditions than others. When people think of Roman theatres they often tend to forget how grand they really are. Instead, many tourists believe that they are just as simple as their Greek counterparts, which is simply untrue. The ancient Romans did not hold back when it came to creating their world renowned…show more content…
Greek and Roman theatre set the tone in writing and acting for the rest of history. It can not be said enough how underrated these buildings are when it comes to the advancement of society. Theatre has always been an art of expression and these two nations realized that early on. Creating these theatres has helped bring classic tales of tragedy and heroism to the eyes and ears of many individuals. The world will always be thankful to the Greeks for being the forefathers of the theatre. By using natural elements, the Greeks were able to construct an area made for acoustics that would be able to reach everyone in the audience. This ingenious creation was then perfected by the Romans as they introduced more aspects to the theatre like the Scaenae Frons and Velas. The Romans decided to take a more complex approach than that of the Greeks and because of this new features were born. By by building off what the Greeks started it was possible for Vitruvius and other architects to enhance the properties of the theatre, use concrete to connect all aspects of the building and to allow for the best experience to be had by their
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