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There's great excitement in Pompeii. It's holiday time, everyone's got the day off work, and there's a show in the theater! Not so much "Lights, camera, action" as "Masks, music and slapstick".

The Stories

actores Page 58

Street drama: it's push and shove as everyone's off to the theater! Well, nearly everyone...

Poppaea Page 61

Domestic drama: a tired, old man and a love-sick slave-girl provide some comic relief.