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Visual Experiences in Cinquecento Theatrical Spaces

By Javier Berzal de Dios



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Through an interdisciplinary examination of sixteenth-century theatre, Visual Experiences in Cinquecento Theatrical Spaces studies the performative aspects of the early modern stage, paying special attention to the overlooked complexities of audience experience. Examining the period's philosophical and aesthetic ideas about space, place, and setting, the book shows how artists consciously moved away from traditional representations of real spaces on stage, instead providing their audiences with more imaginative and collaborative engagements that were untethered by strict definitions of naturalism. In this way, the book breaks with traditional interpretations of early modern staging techniques, arguing that the goal of artists in this period was not to cater to a single privileged viewer through the creation of a naturalistically unified stage but instead to offer up a complex multimedia experience that would captivate a diverse assembly of theatre-goers.

Product code: 9781487503888

ISBN 9781487503888
Dimensions H229xW152xS20
Series Toronto Italian Studies
No. of pages 216
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Visual Experiences in Cinquecento Theatrical Spaces explores the performative aspects of early modern theatre architecture and design, explicating the aesthetic function of pictorial displacements, visual anomalies, and architectural paradoxes