Moving by car on a provincial road, behind the olive trees, the hollow (auditorium) of the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, which is built on the west side of Cynortion Mountain, comes into view before us.
Arriving at his destination, the cinematographer gives us views from the ancient theater. We watch the side entrance, the seats of the main theater and the epitheatre, the stairs in a circular arrangement and the diazoma. The lens passes from one end of the theater to the other giving us images from the cavea.
Afterwards, the lens explores the flora of the area, giving us shots of bell flowers and poppies. The film closes with a last view of the theater’s proscenium, part of the auditorium and the orchestra.
The ancient theater was built by the architect Polykleitos the Younger according to reports by Pausanias and was built in two phases: the first is placed at the end of the 4th century BC and the second in the middle of the 2nd century BC. It is distinguished for its aesthetics and its excellent acoustics.