The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0150 Friday, 29 January 1999.
From: Harry Hill <
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?