REGINA (Casas de Reina), ancient Baetica / Hispania, modern Spain.
COORDINATES: 38º12’12.07” N / 5º57’12.45” W
TIPOLOGY : Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: Last quarter I A.D.
CAPACITY: 1.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing north.east.
64 m. diameter. Maenianum: Ima cavea, 10 row of seats in 5 cunei; the existence of Summa cavea is hypothetical, maybe it had 8 row of seats in 5 cunei and maybe that rows were of wood.
19,60 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: Scaenae frons with three doors in semicircular niches. Pulpitum was 39,4 x
9,17 m (including proscaenium).
LOCATION: Theatre is close to the village of Casas de Reina, closeto the forum, in the meddle of the field.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Martínez Alvarez; Nogales Basarrate; “Teatro Romano de Regina” in Dionisio 6, Palumbo & C. Editore, 2007. // 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: Regina would be Don Quixote´s ancient theatre, for its situation; it´s not in Castilla but in Extremadura, the cereal field paying tribute to the sun. Near Regina, in the north of Badajoz land you can visit the rediscovered Medellin ancient theatre and of course the jewel crown of Hispania´s ancient theatres, Mérida.