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Pompeii

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

An ancient city in western Italy, south-east of Naples. The city was buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 ad in which Pliny the Elder was killed; excavations of the site began in...

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amphitheatre

in The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 221 words.

Literally, ‘theatre on two sides’, first attested archaeologically in Pompeii about 70 bc. Its form was normally elliptical, with

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amphitheatre

William Slater.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 249 words.

Literally, ‘theatre on two sides’, first attested archaeologically in Pompeii about 70 bc after its colonization by war veterans. Its

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posters

John Barnes.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 575 words.

Visual theatre advertising goes back to graffiti found at Pompeii and to the Chinese hua-choerh (Yuan Dynasty advertising banners hung

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Mary Ann Keeley

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1806–99), English actress, who was trained as a singer, but turned to acting and had already made a name for herself when in 1829 she married Robert Keeley (1793–1869), a good low comedian...

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