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.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Ocriculum (Otricoli)

OCRICULUM (Otricoli), ancient Regio VI –Umbria-, modern Italy.

COORDINATES: 42º 24’ 54. 45’’N // 12º27’54.62’’E
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: Last I B.C or first I A.D.
CAPACITY: 5.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing south-west. 79m. diameter. Partly on hillside, partly on substructures.
ORCHESTRA: It´s covered.
STAGE BUILDING: Some muses statues from scaenae frons are now in Vatican.
LOCATION: West of forum. 1,2 klm. from modern Otricoli, 70 klm. north from Rome.
MY BESIDE TABLE: Tosi, Giovana; “Gli edificio per spettacoli nell’Italia romana”. Roma, Quasar, 2003. // 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 had  feeling about Ocriculum´s ancient theatre, is like being in front of a plaster theatre, waiting for get healthy. Although you would think I am crazy I can say that I feel ancient theatres movement, like I told in another post they are in fact alive... but Ocriculum is plaster, they bones are broken i supouse. Look the photo, on left you can see the ambulacrum of media cavea inviting you to go inside.

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