Theatre + Baths

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When did performances take place?
During the holiday and the admission was free. Theatres were open air; plays were on throughout the whole day
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How big were the theatres?
The theatres in Pompeii seated around 5000 people.
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What did the 'actores' perform?
The Romans loved to watch good slap-stick comedy, complete with masks and amusing costumes; the plot was usually predictable.
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What other shows were popular?
Pantomime was very popular, starring a 'pantomimus' who performed a mixture of opera and ballet.
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About the baths...
Most Romans bathed daily at the public baths. They would begin by leaving their clothes in the 'apodyterium' or changing room and taking exercise in the 'palaestra'.
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A bit more?...
The 'caldarium' was the hot room with a large marble bath. Bathers may receive a massage and be cleaned with a strigil and oil by a slave.
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FRIGIDARIUM
The final room was the 'frigidarium' where a bather might take a plunge into a cold bath
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Under the floor?
There where stacks of tiles laid under the mosaic floor so that the hot air could enter from a furnace
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