Episode 29

A look at the detail of the staging of Roman plays, including the use of the stage, scenery, masks, props and costume.

How wall paintings and sculpture may give us some useful insights into Roman theatre.

The position of actors in Roman society and how the acting troupe may have been organised.

Cicero’s commentary on theatre and it’s audience and some detail on his friendship with the two greatest actors of the day and how they helped him get out of a political scrape.