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Old 05-12-2015, 11:27 PM   #25
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Portrait of Inigo Jones..
Inigo Jones (15 July 1573 – 21 June 1652) was the first significant English architect of the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings.. He left his mark on London by single buildings, such as the Queen's House which is the first building in England designed in a pure classical style, and the Banqueting House, Whitehall, as well as the layout for Covent Garden square which became a model for future developments in the West End.. He made major contributions to stage design by his work as theatrical designer for several dozen masques, most by royal command and many in collaboration with Ben Jonson...

Auditorium Theatre interior from the balcony built in 1887..

The Doors Movie (Poetry/Bar Scene)..

Thrust stage: The stage is surrounded on 3 sides (or 270°) by audience..

A proscenium (Greek: προσκήνιον) is the area of a theatre surrounding the stage opening..A proscenium arch is the arch over this area..The oldest surviving indoor theater of the modern era, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza (1585), is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the first example of a proscenium theatre.. The Teatro Olimpico was an academic reconstruction of an outdoor Roman theater..A proscenium arch creates a "window" around the scenery and performers...,_Chicago movie will begin in 5 moments..The mindless voice announced..All those unseated will await the next show..We filed slowly, languidly into the hall..The auditorium was vast and silent..As we seated and were darkened, the voice continued..The program for this evening is not new..You've seen this entertainment through and through...

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