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Renaissance Stage, The: The Idea and Image of Antiquity

Synopsis
Traces the influence of Renaissance concepts of dramatic settings on modern theatrical practice. Shot on location in Italy at three surviving threatres of the period - Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Scamozzi’s bell-shaped theatre in Sabbioneta and Alcotti’s Teatro Farnese in Parma - Richard Beacham explains how popular misconceptions of Roman stagecraft combined with contemporary tasts to produce the bare essentials of modern theatre, with its proscenium arch and quickly shifted scenery.
Series
Ancient Theatre and Its Legacy, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min.
Year of production
1989
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £38.00 (inc. p&p +VAT)
Notes
Reviewed by Peter Aspden in ‘Times Higher Education Supplement’ (5/7/91).
Documentation
Accompanying notes.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Italy; Renaissance; theatres

Credits

Writer
Richard C Beacham

Production Company

Name

University of Warwick Audio-Visual Centre

Sponsor

Name

University of Warwick, Department of Theatre Studies

Distributor

Name

Any Other Business

Phone
01926 423782
Fax
01926 423782
Address
6 Regency House
Newbold Terrace
Leamington Spa CV32 4HD
Notes
See: Any Other Business
Name

World Microfilms

Contact
Stephen Albert
Email
microworld@ndirect.co.uk
Web
http://www.microworld.uk.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7586 4499
Fax
020 7722 1068
Address
PO Box 35488
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 6WD
Notes
World Microfilms distributes the Audio Forum collection of CDs for language learning and the Sussex Tapes library of video and audio material for sixth form and undergraduate teaching. The Sussex Tapes collection concentrates on the areas of English, history and music. Architecture programmes from the Masters of Architecture and Pidgeon Digital (qv) series of slides are sold on DVD as well as being accessible online via subscription.

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