The Silence Stages

Since 2005 I have been visiting more than 430 ancient greek and roman theatres around 18 countries, taking photographs and information. These blog is dedicated to all that experience.

Desde 2005 he visitado más de 430 teatros y odeones, griegos y romanos en 18 países, tomando fotografías y recopilando información. Este blog está dedicado a toda esta experiencia.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Lychnidos (Ohrid)

LYCHNIDOS (Ohrid), ancient Macedonia , modern FYR Macedonia.

COORDINATES: 41º06'52.71" N // 20º47'37.66" E
TIPOLOGY : Greek Theatre. Urban.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Low seats remuved and orchestra adaptation in Roman times for amphiteatre games.
CAPACITY: 5.000 ? espectators. (Today 1.500)
CAVEA: Facing south-east. Rest on natural slope. Ima cavea: 12 steps in 4 cunei. Nothing survives of summa cavea. There are row of seats with greek names. Currentley used for summer performances and concerts.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006. // Ciancio Rossetto, Paola; Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio (eds); Teatri Greci e Romani: alle origini del linguaggio rappresentato. Rome: SEAT, 1995.

OUT OF PRINT: Summer rain toke me in Ohrid, a day in which the stone row of seat reborned and show me with special brightness their inscriptions, names of ancient Greek spectators taht could never iamgine that one day a traveler would sit on their location, in the same stone, and look toward the stage, in silence, waiting for the show, as they, more than two thousands years ago, expectant, eager to taste.

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