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.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Antiphellos (Kas)

ANTIPHELLOS (Kas), ancient Lycia / Asia Minor, modern Turkey.

COORDINATES: 36º11’59.86’’N // 29º38’05.87’’E
TIPOLOGY: Greek theatre. Urban.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Enlarged in second half of III A.D.
CAPACITY: 2.800 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing south. 50 m. diameter. Built against hillside. Exceeds semicircle. Maenianum: 25 rows of seats divided in 3 cunei. There are holes for vela.
ORCHESTRA: 10,6 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: There is not remains.
LOCATION: Ancient theatre is west of modern Kas, in wonderful Lykia.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Yilmaz, Yasar; “Anadolu Antik Tiyatrolari”. Istanbul, Yem Yanin, 2010. // 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. // Bean, George; “Lycian Turkey”. London, Ernst Benn, 1978.

OUT OF PRINT: When the day falls people from Kas go to the ancient theatre to see the last ray of sun. They wait there, sitting in the cavea, talking slowly, eating sunflower seeds, stopping the time... that´s Antiphellos theatre, a place for being with a friend, talking, providing quietly with a drink, celebrating the meeting, stopping time, leaving the words flow, an ideal place to feel the night to come.

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