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A chorus danced and exchanged dialogue with a single actor who portrayed one or more characters primarily by the use of masks.
Most of the action took place in the circular dancing area or "orchestra" which still remained from the old days when drama had been nothing more than a circular dance around a sacred object.
Aeschylus frequently travelled to Sicily, where the tyrant of Gela was a patron.
In 458 he travelled there for the last time; according to traditional legend, Aeschylus was killed in 456 when an eagle (or more likely a Lammergeier), mistaking the playwright's bald crown for a stone, dropped a tortoise on his head.
He dies in Gela (c. 456 BC) in one of his trips to Sicily and a monument is build there in his memory.