An example of the plan of an ancient theatre of Europe (Greece, southern Italy). According to William Leake, the orchestra forms a semicircle parallel to the scene, in contrast to the theatres of Asia Minor, which possess a wider orchestra forming an arc of approximately 220º.
LEAKE, William Martin. Journal of a tour in Asia Minor, with comparative remarks on the ancient and modern geography of that country, London, John Murray, 1824.
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