Saturday, September 24, 2016

Theater

as part of my project, I researched ancient theaters in Greece. Specifically, the theater in Epidaurus. This theater is fascinating. With the lack of modern technology, the Greeks were able to build a perfect theater with perfect acoustics. This theater is so amazing because without microphones, people in the back could hear the actors whispering. I think this is insane how smart the architect must've been to figure out how to do this with little technology.

1 comment:

Savannah Watermeier said...

In Athenian society, theater was extremely important. They spent a lot of their time and money on the arts. They specifically engineered theaters to be massive and amplify sound. Thousands of people would go to plays, especially during Dionisia. Theater was a way for the Athenians to celebrate and worship. It does not surprise me that they spent so much time and money to engineer the perfect theater for their gods.