Evocation du théâtre de Lutèce, d’après les propositions de Th. Vacquer. Bien que nous ne sachions rien du front de scène, il convient cependant de l’imaginer richement décoré de colonnes superposées et, peut-être, de statues.
Infographie © M.-O. Agnes et A.-B. Pimpaud.
Plan de la scène du théâtre de Lutèce.
© D. Busson et V. Charlanne.
We know nothing of the size of the stage nor what surrounded it. Nothing has survived of the front of the stage, the decoration or the doors by which the actors entered. Two parallel walls giving onto the decumanus of the Rue des Ecoles, may have formed the postscaenium. This element would have been quite narrow, and it was cut off-at least at either end-by two transversal walls.
At either end of the stage were two spaces that appear to have been part of the parascaenia and that had strong inner buttresses. These seem to indicate a multi-story construction, perhaps a portico. In the northern corners, solid, square foundations also testify to a high elevation.
These buttresses could have been added later, marking a second state of the theatre.