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Theater of Epidaurus in Greece

epidauro-festivalGreece, and the Greek islands are by far, one of the top travel destination choices by cultured and choosy travelers. Not only is Greece a wonderland of blue ocean vistas it is also the home of many exciting cultural events.

The Hellenic Festival

This extremely popular festival offers a huge range of performances. Classical music, ballet, opera, both ancient and modern theater, singers, dances and more are featured at this festival that takes all summer to exhaust its supply of entertainment. The festival encompasses the entire city, with many theater performances taking place at the Lykavittos Theater set atop Lykavittos Hill. Neither buses or taxis will take you to the top of this hill, so it is best to leave early to walk the ten or fifteen minutes you will need to get to Lykavittos Theater.

Polykleitos the Younger designed the fourth century theater of Epidaurus near the town of Epidavros in Greece on the Saronic Gulf. It was built on the reputed birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, who healed.

Greece, and the Greek islands are by far, one of the top travel destination choices by cultured and choosy travelers. Not only is Greece a wonderland of blue ocean vistas it is also the home of many exciting cultural events.
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The Hellenic Festival

This extremely popular festival offers a huge range of performances. Classical music, ballet, opera, both ancient and modern theater, singers, dances and more are featured at this festival that takes all summer to exhaust its supply of entertainment. The festival encompasses the entire city, with many theater performances taking place at the Lykavittos Theater set atop Lykavittos Hill. Neither buses or taxis will take you to the top of this hill, so it is best to leave early to walk the ten or fifteen minutes you will need to get to Lykavittos Theater.
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Polykleitos the Younger designed the fourth century theater of Epidaurus near the town of Epidavros in Greece on the Saronic Gulf. It was built on the reputed birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius, who healed.
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The theater dedicated to Apollo is integral in the healing process. Patients hiked up to the location to receive drama and entertainment. In front of the magnificent vista view, the Greeks hung black cloths to portray night, wheeled in large sets, and suspended actors in the air. Vitrivius explains the precise design for acoustics, which truly was ahead of its time. The overall design and each detail shows advanced knowledge of sound properties. Vitrivius describes a floor plan derived from the zodiac and musical scale.
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A religious altar stood in the center, before the Romans adopted the building and expanded the 34 rows with 21 additional rows. Double choruses surrounded the altar speaking the will of the gods to the people. Physicians and priests took part in the “holy theater.” Performances were categorized into tragedy, comedy, and satire.
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This triumph of early theatre still stands as a model for performance halls.

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