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The Renaissance stage : the idea and image of antiquity ; written and presented by Dr. Richard Beacham ; produced and directed by Ian Thompson.

Author: Richard C Beacham; Ian Thompson; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1995.
Series: Ancient theatre & its legacy.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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This program traces the earliest Renaissance attempts to stage classical drama through the application of medieval concepts of production; follows the deductions made from Vitruvius' De Architectura and the impetus provided by the appearance of dramas in Italian; the building of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and the theatres in Ferrara and Parma; shows the varying uses of perspective in scene painting and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Beacham; Ian Thompson; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 33100709
Credits: Written and presented by Dr. Richard Beacham ; produced and directed by Ian Thompson.
Performer(s): Presenter, Richard Beacham.
Description: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Ancient theatre & its legacy.

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This program traces the earliest Renaissance attempts to stage classical drama through the application of medieval concepts of production; follows the deductions made from Vitruvius' De Architectura and the impetus provided by the appearance of dramas in Italian; the building of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and the theatres in Ferrara and Parma; shows the varying uses of perspective in scene painting and the development of moveable scenery; and explains how the proscenium arch and the picture frame theatre were born.

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