First of the two-part series. Beginning with the most rudimentary of theatres-an open plot of ground that the Greeks called a "theatron" or "seeing space"- how the concept of the theatre evolved over the centuries is illustrated in stunning detail. Professor Richard Beacham of King's College London guides viewers through the Theatre of Epidaurus and the Lycurgian, Hellenistic, and Roman manifestations of the Theatre of Dionysus. The odea of Pericles and Agrippa and Rome's magnificent Theatre of Pompey are also featured, clearly demonstrating through virtual-reality archaeology the sophistication of ancient theatrical productions. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) expanded audio description, (3) English subtitles, (4) closed captions.