COORDINATES: 42º 24’ 54. 45’’N // 12º27’54.62’’E
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: Last I B.C or first I A.D.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Redecorations II 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.