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scaena

A temporary building or booth for players behind the acting area in the ancient theater; later the permanent back building of the theater.
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Property acquired adjacent to the theatre stage house will allow the creation of a large stage left wing space allowing framed drops to be traveled or slid onto the stage much like the historic scaena ductilis.
Below the exedra, termed by Evans (2007:143) a "semi-circular stoa", a series of shallow stepped terraces create the effect of a Greek theatre, complete with orchestra and scaena below.
Modern editors typically override the scene division marked at this point by the Folio (from "Actus Secundus" to "Actus Tertia, Scaena Prima"), instead following Theobald's conflation of the two scenes into one (3.1) in the now traditional scheme.
Long for calling my attention to the distance between the screen and the high table at the Second Scaena Conference held in Cambridge in August 2001.
He lists derivations of the word obscenity, including a hypothesis according to which it relates to what was once "ab scaena" or "off stage," and notes that in classical Greek theater, much of a play's violence took place off stage (pp.