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ID number:487153
Published: 02.11.2009.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
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Even for the poor, life in the city was lively. The ancient Romans enjoyed many different kinds of entertainment. Plays were performed in large open air theaters. There were lots of theatres, and even the small ones could seat 7,000 people. 
Theatre was very important in the lives of the Romans. Ideas were copied from the Greeks. quiet.To solve this problem, costumes and mask were worn to show the type of person on stage. Different symbols were worked out. The actors wore masks - brown for men, white for women, smiling or sad depending on the type of play. The costumes showed the audience who the person was - a purple gown for a rich man, a striped toga for a boy, a short cloak for a soldier, a red toga for a poor man, a short tunic for a slave etc. Women were not allowed act, so their parts were normaly played by a man or young boys wearing a white mask.
The Colosseum was a huge public entertainment center Romans gathered to watch bloody combat between gladiators, and battles between men and wild animals. …

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