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When The Acoustics Are Just Right
Traveling around Greece with a group of Theatre and Dance students has it's advantages. While visiting Epidaurus, a ancient spa with one of the most well-known Greek ampitheatres, we were entranced by the perfect acoustics of the theatre. A person speaking at an average volume could be heard perfectly from the top row of the theatre. Unable to resist sampling the acoustics, we took turns reciting monologues, poems, and singing songs about the Trojan War. And one by one, the other tourists got up and sang and recited poetry in their own languages, cheering each other on and encouraging more people to take the stage. We were delighted to find ourselves part of a full-on spontaneous concert on one of the most famous stages in history.
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