A Trip to the Roman Theatre Essay

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A Trip to the Roman Theatre

Morning at last! I have been waiting for this day for so long. Today is March the 15th. Today is the day when the whole of Italy will celebrate the festival of Anna Perenna -the goddess of the year. I love festivals, because everyone is on holiday and all the citizens are forbidden to work or do business. I am thrilled because I am going to the theatre to see a play. I am very fortunate that my father has paid for the actors and producers to perform the play and he has also paid for the scenery and costumes. As well as this he has paid for all the citizens of Pompeii to come and watch the play. My father has given my mother and me a special token, which entitles us to
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May I say you look beautiful madam; your elegant crimson shawl brings out the colour of your luscious red hair. Madam shall we go to the theatre now so that we can get good seats?"

"No Liviana I am a special guest and a seat has been reserved especially for me. You can go now, with the other slaves and slave girls so that you all can get a good seat near the front I will come later with my mother. "

"Thank you Mistress"

"Livianabefore you go bring me my metal mirror"

"Of course Mistress"

My mother had often told me how much fun she had when she went to the theatre. Her favourite play writer and actor was Titus Maccius Plautus. She told me about the hilarious comedies with their rude jokes by Titus Maccius Plautus. My mother also liked watching more serious plays. She told me that even though they were only plays, they portrayed life very well, and were very realistic. She told me about one particular play she watched, this was a serious play and at the end of it the main character in the play was murdered by his friend. My mother told me that a man from the audience took the place of the actor -who was going to die- at the

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