Virtual Theatre Tours

August 2nd, 2005 by Juan Garc├ęs

The Department of Theatre, Whitman College, is now hosting the The Virtual Reality Theatre Tour site, offering visual tours of ancient theaters via panoramic views from several points of view. While still a work in progress (not all listed theaters are linked to a tour yet), it already offers a series of theatres, particularly from Asia Minor (Aspendos, Aphrodisias, Bodrum, Ephesus, Hierapolis, Miletus, Pergamon and Priene). The individual tours can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate location on a linked map. Each tour is accompanied by details including: information on the location of the theatre; dates of construction and renovation; dimensions; and brief details of excavations. Plans of the theatres, and in some cases reproductions, are also given, and there is a glossary of relevant architectural terms. QuickTime software is required to view the virtual tours.

(Thanks to Humbul Humanities Hub)

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