TEATE MARRUCINORUM (Chieti), ancient Regio IV, modern Italy.
COORDENATES: 42º20’49.18’’N // 14º09’48.21’’E
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: Second half of I A.D. or first II A.D.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Orchestra was transformed in colimbetra for water games.
CAVEA: Facing north-north-west. 84 m. diameter. Built against slope the centre of cavea.
STAGE BUILDING: Under modern buildings.
LOCATION: In south-west part of town.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Tosi, Giovana; “Gli edificio per spettacoli nell’Italia romana”. Roma, Quasar, 2003.// Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006.// Ciancio Rossetto, Paola; Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio (eds); “Teatri Greci e Romani: alle origini del linguaggio rappresentato”. Rome: SEAT, 1995.
OUT OF PRINT: If you pretend to find some columnatio in the scaenae frons you will find clothes drying in the sun, anyway I have always thought both are pretty.