The Roman Theater

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The Roman Theater

The Roman people loved entertainment, they loved going to theaters.

The actors in these plays were well paid, but most of the events were free. Many of them were sponsored by wealthy people who wanted the favor of their "gods" by making the shows free of charge.

Every town in Rome had its own forum. A forum was a large open area in a Roman town where people sold and traded goods and food. In the forum, most of the plays were acted.

Most of the Romans who acted in these theaters used masks that had expressions on them, such as happiness, which was represented by a mask with a smiley face on it. Acting was such a popular thing that almost every day there was a theater open.