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Theater at Caesarea Maritima

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The Romans adopted the Greek theatrical tradition and constructed theaters in every major Roman city. The theater in Caesarea Maritima is constructed so the spectators look out over the Mediterranean Sea. The plays had a chorus of up to fifty people, who performed in verse accompanied by music. The performance platform was a simple half-circle with an average diameter of only 78 feet. Called the "orchestra," this platform is where the chorus danced and sang. The performance would typically begin in the morning and last until the evening.

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