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Plays at Pompeii were performed only during _____.
festivals
At what time of day did people go to the theater?
early in the morning
For whom were the best seats reserved?
town council and important citizens
Where were the best seats?
front of the auditorium
What two things were on the admission tokens?
entrance to use and where to sit
What was the admission price?
nothing (free)
The smaller, elegant theater was called the _____.
Odeon
The seating area was known as the _____.
cavea
The seating place for important officials was called the _____.
orchestra
The stage was known as the _____.
scaena
What 3 things might the spectators take with them?
cushions, food, drink
How many people could the large theater at Pompeii hold?
5,000
Who paid for theater performances?
wealthy citizen
What was one reason for paying for a performance?
political popularity
How long did performances usually last?
all day
What was used to keep the spectators cool?
awning
Who managed the awning?
sailors
When was the awning not used?
windy days
What did attendants do between plays?
sprinkled scented water
Name 2 famous Roman comedy writers
Plautus, Terence
What were pantomimes?
mixture of opera and ballet
Where were pantomime plots usually from?
Greek myths
Who sang the lyrics while one masked actor performed the pantomime?
chorus
Pantomime actors were usually ___ ___ or ___.
Greek slaves freedmen
What was the subject matter of farces?
everyday Italian country life
What were masks probably made of?
linen covered with plaster
Name an actor whose statue was discovered at Pompeii.
Sorex
Who usually helps the son in a play by Plautus?
clever slave