Roman Theatres and Plays

Can you name the Roman Theatres and Plays?

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latin name for great public games
these public games consisted of three things-munera gladiatoria, ludi circenses, and 'dramatic entertainments in a theater', which were called by what name?
Lower class people's sole desire, in the circus, according to Juvenal, was ________
By the end of Reupblic, there were free entertainments often, giving holidays. there were ______(#) holdidays that Romans had annually
By this emperor's time, there were 135 days offthis philosopher emperor wrote 'Meditations'
Dramatic performances consisted of farces, tragedies, comedies, and ______
These two of the four in the previous question were the most popular with the people
Name one Roman who made a complete Roman comedy
Name the only other.
These two playwrights were around this time period
Their plays were adopted from ___(adjective pertaining to a certain nationality)plays
An average comedy required this many minutes for a performance
This played occasionally in between scenes
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only make-up in old days of Roman acting was this
Later, wigs came into use, with this colour being used for old men
this colour was used for young men
this colour was used for slaves
It was customary for the manager to give this for the actors when a performance was unusually successful
A stage always represented this in a comedy
Beginning in this year, efforts were made to improve the theater, which was then a crude temporary platform built at the foot of a hill
A separate section in the wooden theaters, which were temporarily erected for plays, had special seats for these people
this man in 55 b.c. in the Campus Martius built the first permanent theater at RomeProbably it seated about ten thousand people, but Pliny the Elder says forty thousand
That man built it out of stone and patterned it off a theater which Pompey had seen on the island of Lesbos, at this city
Roman theaters, differently from Greek ones were erected on _____, as opposed to out of the side of a hill
In the front of the stage in Greek theater, this circular space was used, where choruses and actors performedThat circular space in Roman theater became a semicircle in front of the stage
This many rows of seats (from 67 b.c.) were reserved for the knights behind the senatorsMartial tells us with malicious glee that ushers firmly removed from these anyone not qualified to sit there
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Augustus' nephew, called ___ had the second permanent theater constructed in his honour, in 13 b.c.10000-14000 spectators could be seated there
this theater was also constructed in 13 b.c., but could only fit about 7700 people
This Roman architect gives us a detailed plan of the theater
Latin name for the back of a stage
actors performed in this area (Latin name)
this entire area had seats for the spectators (this area was everything in the theater beyond the performing line(Latin name)
The senators took the first ____(#) rows
The seats behind these front rows are divided into six sections, called 'wedges', or in Latin, called _____
The best seats were over a vaulted passageway through which the senators reached their seats---one side of the passageway was reserved for this important manor officials who superintended the games
The other side was reserved for these six girls
tall masts were at the highest seats from which awnings, called _____,were spread to protect the audience from the sun
To hide the stage, a curtain was raised from this part of the stage

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