Episode 28: Scene

Historically, the word "scene" has had close ties to the theater, but it did not always refer to "subdivisions within in a play." The Greek word skene originally meant "tent or booth." It's an odd etymology, and today's episode explores multiple theories that seek to explain where this sense may have come from. 

An example of the permanent, stone theater backdrop known as the scaenae frons in Latin. 

An example of the permanent, stone theater backdrop known as the scaenae frons in Latin. 

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