The Garden as as Open Air Theatre

The Geological Garden was designed to display stones, but was designed as an attract­ive place in its own right. It is also an open air theatre, with a monumental back wall, entrances at each end and two side wings. Where most stages have to make do with canvas scenery, we have stone; instead of a rickety window held up by wooden stays, we have fine masonry; in place of a wooden box to act as a dais, we have marble. Where could we find a more handsome theatre?
 

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