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VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Large Theatre.

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This entrance also provided access to the two rear entrances to the Little Theatre or Odeon.

For more details of the Large Theatre:

See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey F. W. Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. pages 141-152.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance corridor to Large Theatre. On the left can be seen the entrances to the steps at the rear of the Little Theatre or Odeon.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Entrance corridor to Large Theatre.

On the left can be seen the entrances to the steps at the rear of the Little Theatre or Odeon.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. First, east rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. South wall.

First, east rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. First, east rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006.

First, east rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. First, east rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006.

First, east rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Second, west rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006.

Second, west rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Second, west rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006.

Second, west rear entrance to the Little Theatre or Odeon with steps to upper seating.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Large Theatre. Steps to the Tribunal. The tribunal was a box set over the arch and reserved for such as the magistrate who gave the play, honoured guests or priestesses.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Large Theatre. Steps to the Tribunal.

The tribunal was a box reserved for such as the magistrate who gave the play, honoured guests or priestesses.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking across the theatre to the arch over which is the tribunal.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking across the theatre to the arch over which is the tribunal.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Old undated photo, inscribed J.A, no.746. Looking west towards Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. Old undated photo, inscribed J.A, no.746. Looking west towards Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Tribunal and seats on the west side.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. Tribunal and seats on the west side.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii.  May 2006. Large Theatre.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. The stage left and, in front of it, the floor known as the orchestra.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. The four ledges at the front were known as the ima cavea. Members of the city council, the decurions, could sit here on seats of double width.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. The four ledges at the front were known as the ima cavea.

Members of the city council, the decurions, had the right to sit here on a seat of double width.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. The middle rows were known as the media cavea. This contained 20 rows of marble seats arranged like steps. Only a small portion is preserved.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. May 2006. The middle rows were known as the media cavea.

This contained 20 rows of marble seats arranged like steps. Only a small portion is preserved.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. The lower area is the remains of the summa cavea supported by a vaulted corridor. The tall wall at the rear had projecting basalt blocks. These were to support strong wooden masts that held the awning or velum that protected the spectators from the sun. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. The lower area is the remains of the summa cavea supported by a vaulted corridor.

The tall wall at the rear had projecting basalt blocks.

These were to support strong wooden masts that held the awning or velum that protected the spectators from the sun.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. Restored theatre, looking west. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. June 2010. Restored theatre, looking west.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. January 2009. From bottom to top: the Orchestra, ima cavea, tribunal and media cavea, summa cavea and wall supporting the awning. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. January 2009. From bottom to top:

the Orchestra, ima cavea, tribunal and media cavea, summa cavea and wall supporting the awning.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. January 1977. Looking west across Large Theatre. Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. January 1977. Looking west across Large Theatre.

Photo courtesy of David Hingston.

 

VIII.7. Large Theatre, Pompeii. June 1962. Looking west. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Large Theatre, Pompeii. June 1962. Looking west. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. 1933. Looking west. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Pompeii. 1933. Looking west. Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

VIII.7.20  Large Theatre, Pompeii. 1932. Looking west. Photo taken during a shore-visit from the ship Resolute’s world cruise in 1932.  Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

VIII.7.20 Large Theatre, Pompeii. 1932. Looking west.

Photo taken during a shore-visit from the ship Resolute’s world cruise in 1932.

Photo courtesy of Rick Bauer.

 

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