Swot Analysis Of The Roman Colosseum

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1.1 THEATER MAIN ELEMENTS: All theaters have common base requirements regardless of their types. The space of any performing arts building consists of four main categories. - Front House: Places required for serving theater patrons to the performance, during intermissions, and after the performance. These spaces typically include all areas the patron will encounter from the parking lot to the interior of the audience chamber, such as lobbies, foyers, circulation, box office, rest rooms… etc. - The House: It is the audience chamber. It is the area which provides the audience by high acoustic standards, watching the show without distraction and feeling comfort and safe while receiving the utmost sensory stimulation toward the maximum emotional…show more content…
The Roman Colosseum was an amphitheatre. The Colosseum could hold up to 50,000 people, and could be emptied within ten minutes. The people were separated by social class. The Colosseum was a massive structure. It covered over six acres of land, from end to end the Colosseum was 620 feet long, 513 feet wide, and over 160 feet tall. To fill and empty such a large building very quickly would be difficult. The architects came up with a system of arches and staircases inside the building. With over 80 archways with multiple sets of stairs leading to the seats it would easily be emptied in less than ten minutes. Underneath the seats there were a labyrinth of corridors and stairs. Most amphitheatres are circular, but the Colosseum was an oval. The Colosseum was constructed in an oval shape to allow everyone a good view of the events. It was an ideal shape for featured events performances such as combats between humans, or between animals and humans. So the main force acted on such form was increasing the number of spectacles with a high degree of visual sightlines more than high degree of speech intelligibility. This Force acted on one of the main axis of the circle to change the form from circle into oval shape as shown in Figure 1.2-2 which led into three degrees of visual sightlines. Although these degrees were not equal but still offered clear sightlines for all

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