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Covid and Theatre Textbooks on Reserve
Textbooks on reserve can be checked out. However, once returned they will need to be quarantined for 72 hours before they can be checked out again so availability is not guaranteed. Ask your professor for possible scanned chapters you can use.
A Cultural History of Theatre by
(4 hour loan)
Each chapter has a Performers section that includes information about scenery, set desgin, stage setting, and theaters and theater architecture.
History of the Theatre by
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Look in the index for these headings which give page numbers for the location of that topic in various chapters
Scenery; Stage; Special effects; Machinery, stage
Many chapters have sections devoted to stage setting and scenery with various headings - theatre architecture, theatre structure, scenery, staging of, stages, special effects and machinery, new scenic practices, and stage lighting.
Making the scene : a history of stage design and technology in Europe and the United States by
Call Number: NW Owens 3rd Floor Quarto q 792.025 B864m
Publication Date: 2010
Scenic design in ancient Greek and Roman theatres -- Medieval scenic design -- The Italian Renaissance -- Design in France and the Holy Roman Empire from 1640 to the early eighteenth century -- The influence of Scena per Angolo on eighteenth-century design -- Neoclassicism and romanticism: a rivalry of opposites -- Realism and naturalism -- Modernism -- American new stagecraft, Russian constructivism, epic theatre, and the Bauhaus -- Post-World War II and the late twentieth century -- Epilogue: looking toward the twenty-first century
Pictorial Illusionism: The Theatre of Steele MacKaye by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2007
Drawing together a wealth of primary sources, J.A. Sokalski examines the aims, inventions, and methods of the pictorial style that defined MacKaye's art. Sokalski shows how MacKaye's famous Madison Square Theatre, which featured a double stage reminiscent of an elevator, created whirling pictorial illusions for fashionable New York. He argues that MacKaye's infamous failure, the colossal Spectatorium theatre for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, was the most complete realization of this illusionary aesthetic. Sokalski also explores MacKaye's influence on Buffalo Bill Cody and how civil war cycloramas expanded his concept of pictorial space.
The medieval theatre in the round ; a study of the staging of The castle of perseverance, and related matters by
Call Number: 792.1 S72m
Publication Date: 1957
The plot and the characters -- References to the 'place' on the plan -- Allusions to the 'place' in the dialogue -- The Latin stage directions and their references to the 'place' -- The ditch and the hill round the 'place' -- The dimensions of the Cornish rounds -- On the dynamics of the place-crowd and on the stytelerys -- The scaffolds of the Fouquet miniature -- References to the scaffolds in the dialogue -- The provisional anatomy of a scaffold -- Reconstructing the theatre -- The presentation analysed -- On the use of the 'place' and the platea in medieval theatre generally
Scenery, set, and staging in the Italian Renaissance : studies in the practice of theatre by
Call Number: 792.02509 S28s
Publication Date: 1996
Part I. Ferrara. Stagecraft in the service of statecraft: political aspects of Early Renaissance theatre in Ferrara / Gunẗer Berghaus -- G. B. Giraldi Cinthio's dramatic theory and stage practice: a creative interaction / Peggy Osborn -- Scenery, spectacle and action on the Serlian stage of G. B. Giraldi in Ferrara / Mary Morrison -- Giovan Battista Verato: un attore nella Ferrara del cinquecento / Alesandro Marcigliano -- Part II. Aretino and Venice. Staging La Veniexiana or How to ruin a perfectly good script / Richard Andrews -- Appunti sui personaggi della Cortigiana (1525) dell'Aretino / Angelo Romano -- La Retorica in commedia: aspetti linguistici del teatro comico di Pietro Aretino / Luciana Zampoli -- Pietro Aretino and the Commedia Dell'Arte / Christopher Cairns -- Part III. The Commedia Dell'Arte. Scenery, setting and stages in Late Renaissance Commedia Dell'arte performances: some pictorial evidence / M. A. Katritzky -- The old man's spectacles and other traces of the Commedia Dell'arte in early Shakespearean comedy / Andrew Grewar
Romantic stages : set and costume design in Victorian England by
Call Number: 792.025 F49r
Publication Date: 1996
Ch. 1 First Romantics 3
Ch. 2 Madame Vestris, James Robinson Planche and William Beverley: Romanticism, Fantasy, and Spectacle 13
Ch. 3 Charles Kean and His Designers: A Romance with History 29
Ch. 4 Wilson Barrett and Edward William Godwin: Another Romantic View of History 61
Ch. 5 Henry Irving: A Romantic Actor and His Set Designers 81
Ch. 6 Romantic Swan Song 99
Ch. 7 Romantic Fairies and Medieval Knights 107
Appendix A: On the Painting of Fairy Scenes and Other Stage Illusions
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