The tastes of the ancient Romans: performances

While in the Republican era tragedies and comedies were the most common performances in the theatres of Rome, Pliny the Younger wrote that during the imperial period, with the advent of the masses, who were uneducated and not prepared to appreciate the dramatic art, they gave way to the “cheapest” performances of the circenses (circensian games).
The season lasted from April to November, and shows could only be organised on set days.