Although theaters developed in many parts of Greece, it was in Athens, where the most dramatic styles the world has known was formed. Ancient Greek theaters were built in natural open air sites on conveniently shaped hills. This allowed a great mass of people to enjoy a show at one time(The Ephesus could hold 56,000 people) Unlike later dramas, which could be endlessly duplicated, Greek manuscripts existed as a single, fragile piece. Many
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Modern theater has developed throughout the years, incorporating several aspects from the different theaters I have talked about. The theater is behind the proscenium arch, where all the acting takes place. The acting space can be closed off by a curtain, this allows for scene changes. The emphasis is on creating the scene through lighting, and music. The acting, and dialogue depicts real life, and is not exaggerated in any way.