Sunday, January 27, 2008

Professor Documents Ancient Theaters

This looks like an interesting gig...

Thomas Hines is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Whitman College. According to, Hines has visited 43 Greek and Roman theaters in three countries in just the last six years. He has taken tons of photos and used them to compile a website.
Hines’ site links viewers with some immediacy to a distant past. “Theater is an ephemeral art form," he said. "We have no way of attending an ancient Greek or Roman play, but we still have this one, very large, tangible artifact. This will let people know these places are out there, and that it’s OK to go."

I visited Hines' site, and the virtual tours are pretty cool. Go check it out yourself:

The Ancient Theatre Archive: A Virtual Reality Tour of Ancient Greek and Roman Theatre Architecture

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