Teatro di Marcello Rome, Historic Roman Theatre Building, Design, Picture
Teatro di Marcello Roma : Marcellus’ Theatre Rome
Roman Theatre Building, Italy
Teatro di Marcello
Location: city centre, just west of Campidoglio
The Theatre of Marcellus (Latin: Theatrum Marcelli, Italian: Teatro di Marcello) is an ancient open-air theatre in Rome, Italy, built in the closing years of the Roman Republic. At the theatre, locals and visitors alike were able to watch performances of drama and song.
Today its ancient edifice in the rione of Sant’Angelo, Rome, once again provides one of the city’s many popular spectacles or tourist sites. Space for the theatre was cleared by Julius Caesar, who was murdered before its construction could begin; the theatre was so far advanced by 17 BC that part of the celebration of the ludi saeculares took place within the theatre; it was completed in 13 BC and formally inaugurated in 12 BC by Augustus.
The theatre was 111 m in diameter and was the largest and most important theatre in Ancient Rome; it could originally hold between 11,000 and 20,000 spectators.
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Just to south – remnants of 3 adjacent churches, the central one built using the walls/columns of the two either side:
Marcellus’ Theatre Rome images by adrian welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels
Location: Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy
Architecture in Rome
Rome Architecture Designs – chronological list
Rome buildings : Contemporary architecture
Rome buildings : Traditional architecture
Key Architecture close to Teatro di Marcello:
Piazza del Campidoglio – Capitol Square, Monte Capitolino
Vittoriano – Victor Emmmanuel II Monument
Roman Architecture – Selection:
photo © Adrian Welch
St Peters Basilica
photograph © Adrian Welch
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