Teatro Romano di Lecce (Lecce Roman Theatre), Lecce
The caveat for the audience is divided into six wedges. Each wedge has twelve steps. The area of the orchestra, reserved for the choir, is reached by a narrow gallery. Before the orchestra, there are three steps of white limestone for reserved seating. Behind the steps is a low wall, and behind the orchestra is the stage.
Fragments of decoration might belong to the Augustan period. The marble statues found might date from the time of the Antonines, between 138 and 182 AD. Not as large as the Amphitheatre, the Roman Theatre is believed to have had a capacity for 5,000 theatre-goers. It featured comedies and tragedies, but no wild extravaganzas.
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