Notes: Architecture/History

Notes: Architecture/History - STAGECRAFT 8/26 NOTES...

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STAGECRAFT 8/26 NOTES – Architecture (+History) **all speculation before written record; diff. viewpoints** Greek Theatre hillside w/ stage carved in, slanted seating = theatron playing space = orchestra skene = stage house (w/ doors, platforms, smaller stages up above) archway = proskenium (pro -skene) skene frons Roman Theatre oval buildings w/ stage house, no longer on a hill (free-standing) developed into places like Colosseum Medieval Theatre 800/900 AD: church opposed secular drama, but brought back theatre by 1200s, church productions expanded pageant wagon used for productions (tell a story); work along a corridor, storefronts would collaborate o platea = platform linking wagons together o secrets = special effects (fire, etc.) **first stagehands: 1508-ish, 17 carpenters hired to run “hell-mouth”** Renaissance Theatre “rebirth” of classical styles and secular theatre Italy, 1550-1580: Teatro Olimpio (indoor theatre) “raking the stage” upward to create an illusion of actor being further away
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