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Theatre Symposium, Vol. 4, Theatre Symposium, Vol. 4, 0817308547, 0-8173-0854-7, 978-0-8173-0854-4, 9780817308544,

Theatre Symposium, Vol. 4
Theatrical Spaces and Dramatic Spaces: The Reemergence of the Theatre Building in the Renaissance
Edited by Paul Castagno

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1996. 978-0-8173-0854-4
Price:  $34.95 s

This volume brings together world-renown experts in the Þeld of Renaissance theatre architecture. In addition, it considers concepts and applications of theatrical space during the early modern period.
In Part I of Theatrical Spaces and Dramatic Places the contributors examine specific reasons behind the reemergence of the theatre building in Italy, France, Spain, and England while the controversial issues underlying the contemporary reconstruction of theatrical spaces are hotly debated. The timing of this publication could not be more apt. The reconstruction of the Globe Theatre in London is finally being completed, and the questions raised by that event are explored herein with candor and passion.
Part II brings vital new findings on the 16th- and 17th- century theatre, which question commonly held assumptions in theatre history. Essays include examinations of the Ferrarese contribution to the Baroque, the Buen Retiro Theatre, the Palatina ßying machine, Mannerism and commedia dell'arte, the academic theatre, and oppositional staging on the Elizabethan stage. The volume contains some rarely seen illustrations. This blend of specificity (Part I) and breadth (Part II) makes this work a perfect choice for the Renaissance theatre seminar.

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