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Re: Theatre
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0150  Friday, 29 January 1999.

From:           Harry Hill <
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Date:           Thursday, 28 Jan 1999 08:23:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 10.0147 Re: Theatre
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0147 Re: Theatre

Drew Allen Mason wrote:
> I believe that the word "theatre" is derived from the Greek word
> "theatron" meaning "a viewing place".  In the Greek theatre structure,
> the theatron is the area where the audience sat to view the plays.

Hm. Yes. Humph. Cannot many words of Greek derivation be said to have
undergone developments in usage?

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