amphitheater

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amphitheater

(am″fĭ-thē′ă-tĕr) [ amphi- + theater]
An auditorium with tiers of seats around it for students and other observers.
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Ovid configures an amphitheatrical order in which the reader looks down on his characters from a safe distance.
Then, again, in mountainous countries where the traveller is continually girdled by amphitheatrical heights; here and there from some lucky point of view you will catch passing glimpses of the profiles of whales defined along the undulating ridges.
Peter Donaldson's gorgeously constellated discussion of the amphitheatrical vertigo at work in Julie Taymor's Titus, and John Gillies's Stanislaviskian account of why "the future of Othello .