The amphitheatre, which seated 12,000 spectators, is in a better state of preservation.
The military rashly interfered, and several innocent spectators were shot.
The seats, rising in tiers, as in a theatre, accommodated about 44,000 spectators; the arena was 670 ft.
The expression to that with which spectators will sympathize."
On the other hand, it requires only a very slight acquaintance with the state of the drama in France at the time to see that these works, poor as they may now seem, must have struck the spectators as something new and surprising.