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, 26 April 2011

Ferentinum (Ferentino)

FERENTINUM (Ferentino), ancient Regio I –Latium-, modern Italy.

COORDINATES: 41º41’26.15’’N // 13º15’12.90’’E
TIPOLOGY : Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: First II A.D.
CAVEA: Facing south-west. 54 m. diameter. There are some remains from east part of the cavea. It was built in a hillside although summa was supported on radial walls. Modern buildings cover the remains. Ima and Summa had four cunei.
ORCHESTRA: 16 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: In Scaenae Frons the regia was in a curved niche, while hospitalia was in rectangular niches. Pulpitum was 30 x 6,5 m.
LOCATION: The ancient theatre is close to porta Sanguinaria, in modern Ferentinum, 65 klm. South-east of Rome.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Tosi, Giovana; “Gli edificio per spettacoli nell’Italia romana”. Roma, Quasar, 2003. // Courtois, Catherine; “Le bâtiment de scène des théâtres d’Italie et de Sicile”. Providence, Louvain-la.Neuve, 1989. // Maggi, Stefano; Troso, Cristina. “Guida all’Italia archeologica”. Casale Monferrato, Piemme, 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: I arrived Ferentino when the evening summer shadows started to gobble the theatre remains; it was like if the evening deploy a sheet in the stones. I would like to have gone into some of the houses that were built over the upper part of the theatre, to watch from some window another perspective of the theatre; I did not dare to call any ring, I did not try it... that is surprise because in ancient theatre questions I am able of arriving the moon... anyway, if I return some day to Italy I will back to Ferentino, I will go into some house, I will ring, for looking to the theatre... and I will try that will be early in the morning, for removing the sheets of the night to the theatre for giving it good morning.

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