Roofed Theaters of Classical Antiquity

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Yale University Press, 01.01.1992 - 234 Seiten
This book is the first to explore the roofed theater sites of classical antiquity. George Izenour, one of the most distinguished modern experts on theater design, engineering, and acoustics, examines the archeological remains of twenty-four Greek, Greco-Hellenistic, and Roman buildings. He provides detailed architectural drawings of their probable original appearance and discusses how these huge spaces were spanned and what the precise effects might have been on sound, lighting, and ventilation.
Basing his discussion on the principles of classical architecture and on his observations and site photographs of ancient theater ruins, Izenour explores the structure and design of classical roofing systems, seating systems, sight lines to the stage, lighting, and acoustics. He also offers a succinct comparison of ancient and modern roofed theater design. In eight useful appendixes he addresses subjects that range from the remodeling of Greco-Hellenistic outdoor theaters to the drop-curtain-movable-painted-scenery controversy in the Roman theater.
 

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CHAPTER
21
Contents CHAPTER
63
Theater Seating in Classical Antiquity 190 Contents
109
CHAPTER THREE
152
Beyond Classical Antiquity
177
Evolution of the Timber Truss
187
Roman Redevelopment of the Hellenistic
193
A Reconsideration of the DropCurtain
199
Teatro alia Scala
208
Glossary of LatinEnglish Terminology
216
Index
231
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Über den Autor (1992)

George C. Izenour is professor emeritus of theater design and technology director emeritus, Electro-Mechanical Laboratory of the Yale University School of Drama.

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