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.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Faesulae (Fiesole)

FAESULAE (Fiesole), ancient Regio VII, modern Italy.

COORDINATES: 43º48’27.98’’N // 11º17’37.39’’E
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: Last I B.C or first I A.D.
TRANSFORMATIONS: It has been hardly restored in modern times.
CAPACITY: 3.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing north-east. 67 m. diameter. Built west side on natural hill. Only one maeniana with 23 rows of seats in 4 cunei and 5 scalaria. Foundations of porticus in summa cavea.
ORCHESTRA: 22,1 m. diameter. Paved in colour marble. Bisellia with four steps.
STAGE BUILDING: Hyposcaenium remains. Proscaenium with one curved and four rectangular niches. Pulpitum is 43,7 x 8,9 m. Sacenae frons has to columnatio storeys, regia door in curved niches, hospitalia in curved ones.
LOCATION: Close to a roman bath complex. The theatre is north of modern Fiesole, 5 klm. north-east from Firenze.
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. // 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: Firenze is a magical city, it hides infinite treasures and a sense that is far away from time, between fact and fiction... a secret, well not so much as a secret... there´s a wonderful treasure outside Firenze, 5 klm. north, up the hill... only a Roman theatre, only a quiet corner, just a quirk of time.

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