The Theatre

by Richard Stillwell

Corinth II
142 pp, 103 figs, 8 pls
9" x 12"
Cloth, ISBN: 978-0-87661-021-3
Publication Date: Nov 1952
Status: Out of Print


The theater at Corinth was excavated by T. Leslie Shear from 1925 to 1929 and this book presents a study of the building based on this work. Robbed for stone in antiquity, the organization of the building is confusing and there are a number of questions about its layout and history that cannot be answered. Probably founded in the 5th century B.C., the building was substantially remodeled around 300 B.C. In the Roman period additional theatrical features were added, including a curtain-raising mechanism and facilities for flooding the stage so that aquatic shows could be performed.