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Roofed theaters of classical antiquity

Author: George C Izenour
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores roofed theatre sites of classical antiquity. Izenour examines 24 Greek, Greco-Hellenistic and Roman buildings, gives architectural drawings of their probable original appearance, assesses how these spaces were spanned and what the effects might have been on sound, lighting and ventilation.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George C Izenour
ISBN: 0300046855 9780300046854
OCLC Number: 23355523
Description: xxi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 30 x 32 cm
Contents: Chapter one. Mainland Greece and the Hellenic City-States of Asia Minor (700-100 b.c.) --
1.1. The columned hall --
1.2. The clear spanned auditorium --
Chapter two. The late Roman Republic and the empire (ca. 100 b.c.-200 a.c.) --
2.1. New buildings --
2.2. Remodeling of older buildings into roofed theaters --
2.3. Enigma variations --
2.4. An unexcavated conundrum at Aspendus --
Chapter three. Technical analysis and tabular summaries --
Coda: Beyond classical antiquity --
Appendix A: Evolution of the timber truss in classical antiquity --
Appendix B: Theater setting in classical antiquity --
Appendix C: Roman redevelopment of the Hellenistic outdoor theater --
Appendix D: A reconsideration of the drop-curtain-moveable-painted-scenery controversy within the context of this study --
Appendix E: Teatro alla Scala --
Appendix F: Bayreuth Festspielhaus --
Appendix G: Glossary of Latin-English terminology --
Appendix H: Partial listing of known roofed auditorium sites of classical antiquity.
Responsibility: George C. Izenour.

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