All parts of this design have been created so that the audience can see each aspect of the stage. The color pallet used is very calming, which for someone starring at it for a couple of hours would be a blessing. The range of tone stops any piece from disappearing into the background.
Designed by Philadelphia landscape architect Thomas Sears and completed in 1942, this naturalistic open-air theater was built on the west side of the Swarthmore College campus. Screened by holly, oriental spruce, and red cedars, the 220-foot long amphitheater is edged by a low stone wall edged with mature rhododendrons.
Minack Theatre, Penzance, Cornwall, England. An old open-aired theater constructed on a large granite rock that reaches out into the ocean. Today, the theater is still fully function and runs 17 plays during the summer season.
a striking wood pavilion with a viewing platform over the Skien River, about two hours southwest of Oslo, Norway. The building's name, Gjennomsikten, means "see-through" because of its transparent appearance. Photograph by Feileacán McCormick.
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