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Plays were performed in Pompeii everyday.
False: plays were never performed in Pompeii
False: Plays were performed once a week on Saturday
False: Plays were performed at festivals.
People brought cushions to the plays because:
They were important people who were allowed to bring cusions
They wanted to throw them at bad actors
They wanted to shade themselves from the sun
The seats were made of stone and uncomfortable
The town councilors did not need to hurry to a play because:
They were not invited to plays
Their seats were reserved
Others people would make room for them because they were important
They were the only ones who were allowed to attend a play.
Plays in Pompeii were paid for by:
A wealthy citizen
The town council
A wealthy citizen would put on a play because: (check all which apply)
He was ordered to do so as punishment for a crime.
He wanted to benefit his fellow citizens
His children were actors in the play.
He wanted to gain popularity in order to be elected
A theatrical performance consisted of a series of plays which lasted all day.
False: Only one play would be performed each festival.
False: Theatrical performances were only held at night.
False: Several short plays were performed, but they were finished by noon.
Which of the following were ways theater attendees tried to beat the heat? (Check all which apply)
Slaves waving fans
An awning which was extended over most of the theater.
Sprinkling scented water
A pantomime was: (Check all which apply)
A street performer who gave performances for pocket change
performed by one silent actor, accompanied by an orchestra
usually a serious performance taken from Greek myths.
A short comedic play about slaves
Most comedic plays were:
short plays packed with rude jokes and slapstick
Used male and female actors
Used so many unfamiliar characters, that a narrator had to introduce them to the audience
deep, meaningful performances that inspired the audience.
Actors in Roman comedies wore masks which identified which character they were playing.
False: Roman actors did not wear masks, so their expression might be seen by the audience.
False: There were too many characters in comedies to be easily recognized by their masks.
False: Only tragedies used masks.
Plautus and Terence were:
Senators from Rome
characters in a famous play
Roman play writers.