Back in 2003, I was teaching in Birmingham [UK, not USA] and had many opportunities to travel. During one of our breaks, I hopped a plane to Greece and toured to the granddaddy of all outdoor amphitheaters: the great Theater of Epidaurus.
It’s huge. Massive. And yet, while standing in the middle, you can hear an actor speak in an “inside voice” all the way up the top. Here’s me, acting like Thespis:
I remember taking theatre classes as both an undergraduate and a graduate student and learning about this incredible site. Western theatre as we know it started here with the Greeks. It was an incredible experience to stand in this theater, built centuries ago: humbling and inspiring all at the same time.
So tell us: where have you travelled to that has both inspired and humbled you? Sometimes we are lucky to travel outside the country, but other times our eyes are wide open to the treasures that are more local. Tell us where and why!
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