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Elizabethan Stage, the Swan Theatre
Image by Aernout van Buchel

Elizabethan Stage, the Swan Theatre

A sketch by Aernout van Buchel showing actors on the stage of the Swan theatre in 1596 CE in London, one of the principal theatres of Elizabethan theatre. (Utrecht University Library, Netherlands)
Roman Theatre of Hierapolis
Image by Carole Raddato

Roman Theatre of Hierapolis

The Roman theatre of Hierapolis in Phrygia (Turkey) was built in the 2nd century CE under Emperor Hadrian on the ruins of an earlier theatre following a devastating earthquake in 60 CE. It was later renovated under Septimius Severus (193-211...
Seats of the Theatre of Dionysos, Athens
Image by Mark Cartwright

Seats of the Theatre of Dionysos, Athens

A row of the special stone seats from the front rows of the Theatre of Dionysos, on the slopes of the acropolis of Athens. Second half of the 4th century BCE. The theatre was orginally constructed in the 6th century BCE.
Roman Theatre in Kourion, Cyprus
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Roman Theatre in Kourion, Cyprus

The Roman theatre of Kourion in Cyprus was built over an earlier Hellenistic theatre. It was remodelled in the 1st and 2nd centuries and in the 3rd century, it was used as an arena for gladiatorial combats.
Ancient Theatre at Aptera, Crete
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Ancient Theatre at Aptera, Crete

The remains of the ancient theatre at Aptera in Crete. The structure dates back to the early Hellenistic period and was modified during the Roman period (from the 1st century CE to the 3rd century CE). The theatre had the typical structure...
Sculptural Decoration, Theatre of Dionysos, Athens
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Sculptural Decoration, Theatre of Dionysos, Athens

Part of the sculptural decoration from the Late Roman Bema of Phaedrus, the Theatre of Dionysos, on the slopes of the acropolis of Athens. 4th century CE. (The theatre was orginally constructed in the 6th century BCE). The scenes depict episodes...
Cavea, Theatre of Orange
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Cavea, Theatre of Orange

The restored seating area (cavea) of the 1st century CE Roman theatre at Arausio (Orange, France). Originally, the theatre had capacity for 9,000 spectators.
Roman Theatre, Side
Image by Carole Raddato

Roman Theatre, Side

The Roman Theatre at Side (Turkey) was built in the 2nd century, c. 175 CE. The theatre is the most complete ruin at Side which is the largest in the Roman style in the region. It could seat around 15,000 people.
Stage, Roman Theatre, Aspendos
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Stage, Roman Theatre, Aspendos

The Roman theatre of Aspendos is one of the best preserved theatres of the Roman world. The theatre was built in the period 161 - 169 CE during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. The cavea is semicircular in shape and divided in two by a large...
Roman Theatre, Aspendos
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Roman Theatre, Aspendos

The Roman theatre of Aspendos is one of the best preserved theatres of the Roman world. The theatre was built in the period 161 - 169 CE during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. (Aspendos, Turkey)
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