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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 
The stage of the South Roman theatre in JerashJordan; the structure at the back is the scaenae frons.

In the Theatre of Ancient Greece and classical drama, the skene was the structure at the back of a theatre stage, initially a very light structure or just cloth hanging from a rope, but by the start of Roman Greece, a large and complex stone building on several levels. The proskenion or "space in front of the skene" became, after the Classic period, the stage platform, raised above the original orchestra level.

Actors emerged from the skene and sometimes in later versions could use its steps or balconies to speak from. It was also where costumes were stored and to which the periaktoi (painted panels serving as the background) were connected.[1] In Roman theatresscaenae frons ("facade of the skene") is the term for the elaborately decorated stone screens, rising two or three storeys, that the skene had now become.

The word skene means "tent" or "hut," and it is thought that the original structure for these purposes was a tent or light building of wood, and was a temporary structure.[2] Placing a skene behind the orchestra where the performers acted, played and danced broke what is thought to have been the original theatre in the round nature of Greek theatre. The skene also served as another "hidden stage." At times some of the action went on inside, in which case it was up to the audience to decide what was happening based on the noises coming from the inside. It was a convention of the dramas of the classic period that characters never died on stage, instead usually retreating into the skene to do so.

Oct 01, 2017 09:00 AM
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A ball of yarn that is used in knitting Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers?  I think not . . .  though will read your correct answer tomorrow.  Have a nice Sunday! 

Oct 01, 2017 09:00 AM
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It has to do with Greek architecture. I believe it was a room or place for changing clothes for different scenes in a play. D 

Oct 01, 2017 08:55 AM
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I haven't a clue except it rhymes with "scene"

Oct 01, 2017 08:53 AM
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If you add an "i" after the "e", it refers to a ball of yarn for knitting.  

Oct 01, 2017 10:58 AM
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in ancient Greek theatre, a building behind the playing area that was originally a hut for the changing of masks and costumes but eventually became the background before which the drama was enacted. 

Oct 01, 2017 10:13 AM
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I think I'm going to stay in the background with my answer.    Just because.   

Oct 01, 2017 09:01 AM
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LOl, always love all the answers, they are so creative!

Oct 05, 2017 07:12 AM
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Thank you.

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It's basically a scene, but with a K

Oct 02, 2017 01:26 PM
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That is what the house looks like after the cleaning crew leave ... it is squeaky skene!!! 

Oct 02, 2017 08:25 AM
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A structure facing the audience and forming the background before which performances were given

Oct 02, 2017 07:41 AM
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The view at a skeet shooting range?

Oct 02, 2017 05:33 AM
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7 ounces of yarn.

Oct 02, 2017 01:02 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers I am sure it has something to do with 'skin' or outer cover.

Oct 01, 2017 10:28 PM
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Something we use on our fisheries projects.

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Scccene...

Oct 01, 2017 09:40 PM
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I am on the background on this one!

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It's all Greek to me? 

Oct 01, 2017 05:05 PM
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Roy has the answer once again.  A

Oct 01, 2017 04:20 PM
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 I looked at Roy Kelly's answer.

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That's what you say when someone has some "Skene in the game."

Oct 01, 2017 03:04 PM
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It is the way Oklahomans pronounce sking.

Oct 01, 2017 12:33 PM
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Well I had no idea on this one and had to cheat and read the other answers.

Oct 01, 2017 12:17 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Thanks for the another educational question.

Oct 01, 2017 10:52 AM
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A screen to show "homemade" movies on or to run the grape juices through to make wine!

Oct 01, 2017 10:46 AM
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a hanging cloth at the back of a theatre....

Oct 01, 2017 09:55 AM
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That is the result of a rejuvinated  facial treatment - a new skene.  Anyone got $40 bucks?

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Thank you - 

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My mother and grandmother used to always buy yarn by the SKENE ;-) if you have never heard of knitting you won't find that funny 

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