How to make open air theatre

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How to make open air theatre

  1. 1. How To Make:An Open Air Theatre <br />Ancient Greece<br />Destiny Hebron<br />
  2. 2. History<br />Greek Theater originated with the followers of Dionysus, the god of fertility and wine. A form of drama started as his followers danced and sang stories of Greek myth. Thespis, a priest of Dionysus, is credited with giving birth to Greek theater when he introduced the dialogue component. He would engage in dialogue with the chorus, in effect becoming the first actor. In 534 B.C., the first competition for tragedy was held in Athens during the City Dionysia, the four day festival held in honor of Dionysus. Greek comedy originated during the Lenaea, a three day festival held in Athens during the month of January, in 486 B.C.<br />
  3. 3. Step 1<br />Large Open area<br />Have the theatre on a sloping hillside<br />This helps out on creating the seat structure for the audience<br />Types of Stones<br />Marble, Granite, Limestone, and Sandstones<br />Large Open Area<br />
  4. 4. Step 2<br />Orchestra<br />The circle in the middle theatre was where the orchestra would be <br />Orchestra<br />
  5. 5. Step 3<br /><ul><li>Theatron
  6. 6. This is where the audience sat during the play</li></ul>Since your on a sloping hillside <br />Have the seats terraced <br />Also in a semi-circle from the stage<br />How many rows you need<br />Depends on how many people your are trying to seat and while having the orchestra<br />Semi Circle<br />Theatron<br />
  7. 7. Step 4<br />Stage<br />Right In front of the Orchestra<br />Even thought they look small from the top seat of the theatre. You could actually hear everything unless the neighbors were being very nosey.<br />Stage<br />
  8. 8. Step 5<br />Skene<br />A skene is where the actors store their other masks during the play<br />Also have this on the far side of the orchestra (left and right side)<br />Skene<br />
  9. 9. Step 6<br />Stone foundation<br />Helps reveal the structure of the whole theatre<br />Stone<br />Foundation<br />
  10. 10. Step 7<br />Long Ramps<br />This was the entrance and the exit ways from the theatre. <br />The Ramps also started from the orchestra to the top of the theatre<br />Ramp<br />
  11. 11. Step 8<br />You Have Yourself an Open Air Theatre!<br />
  12. 12. References<br />Greek Theater History | eHow.comhttp://www.ehow.com/about_5380387_greek-theater-history.html#ixzz1KnjQOU92<br />http://www2.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/tragedy_theater.html<br />www.google.com<br />

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