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Characters in Roman Comedy sometimes use—and sometimes abuse—an altar during the course of a play. At the end of Plautus' Mostellaria ("The Haunted House") the rascally slave Tranio flees to an altar as a refuge from his enraged master Theopropides who is threatening to beat him. The altar functions as a sort of asylum saving the slave from punishment.
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The Roman theater
ROMAN BRONZE THEATER MASK APPLIQUE. Dionysiac bearded head; headdress with berries. Rich green patina. 1st Century BC/AD
https://flic.kr/p/fvLS3A | Centaur Mosaic discovered near the ancient Roman theater at Orange, France. late 2nd century CE - early 3rd century CE | Photographed in Orange, France .
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Woman's Toilette fresco The subject of the scene is uncertain: dressing a priestess? a bride? An older woman and a younger look on. The hair of the central figure is being dressed by an attendant. 79 CE. Found in the palaestra of the Forum Baths at Herculaneum. Naples, National Archaeological Museum
Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.
Pantomime: By the end of the Republic, pantomimes were popular. These employed masks but no words. These elaborate performances usually involved one male dancer, the pantomimus (“he who imitates all things”) who used gestures and dance to act out a simple story, usually based on a myth that the audience would recognize (in this bone statue, the dancer holds a mask with closed mouth, indicating that he is a pantomime). The dancer was accompanied by a chorus and musicians and elaborate…