19 May 2008
MANIC MONDAY - PLAY - GREEK THEATRE
Quilly's Alphabet is here today : letter S = Greek Statues
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The Epidaurus (Greece) theater, where plays still take place today
This huge theater is famous for its symmetry and beauty, which is used once again for dramatic performances, the ceremonial Hestiatoreion (banqueting hall), baths and a palaestra. The theater was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC. The original 34 rows were extended in Roman times by another 21 rows.
The theater is marveled for its exceptional acoustics to all 15,000 spectators, regardless of their seating. Tourists standing in the middle of the stage clapped in their hands and it could be heard all over the place. Pavarotti sang here too.