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.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Brixia (Brescia)

BRIXIA (Brescia), ancient Regio X, modern Italy.

COORDINATES: 45º32’23.79’’N // 10º13’35.67’’E-
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: First III A.D.
CAVEA: Facing south. Built against hillside. 86 m. diameter including outer wall that not complete the semicircle.
ORCHESTRA: 24 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: Proscaenium 1,25 m. high. There´s aulaeum remains (10 holes). Pulpitum 49 x 9,3 including proscaenium wall. Scaenae frons had three doors enclosed in niches with curved sides and flat backs.
LOCATION: Close to Capitilium and Foro.
MY BEDSIDE 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. // “Teatri antichi nell’area del Mediterraneo”. Palermo, I Quaderni di Palazzo Montalbo, 2004.

OUT OF PRINT: I found Brescia´s Roman theatre in silence, an early Sunday morning, nobody in the streets, only a whisper cradling the big theatre ruin that made me remembered Giussepe Ungaretti´s verses: “The sun kidnaps the city / it doesn´t look yet / even the tombs do not resist much”

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