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Visual Experiences in Cinquecento Theatrical Spaces / Javier Berzal de Dios.

Author/Creator:
Berzal de Dios, Javier, 1977- author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2019] , ©2019
Series:
Toronto Italian studies.
Toronto Italian studies
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Theater -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Theater audiences.
Italian drama -- To 1700 -- History and criticism.
Italian drama.
Theater.
Theater audiences.
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery.
Italy.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
"Through an interdisciplinary examination of sixteenth-century theatrical spaces, 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 stages to conjure spectacles that pushed their collective audiences towards more imaginative, collaborative engagements no longer tethered to strict definitions of naturalism. In this way, Visual Experiences breaks with traditional interpretations of early modern staging techniques, arguing that the goal of early modern artists was not the creation of a naturalistically unified stage constructed for a single, privileged viewer, but rather a complex multimedia experience addressing a diverse set of viewers. In stressing the wider scenographic possibilities of the sixteenth-century stage, the book explicates the presence and aesthetic function of visual and textual experimentation, focusing on how space created various modes of audience engagement."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: Striking the Stage
Magic and Mimesis: La Calandria and the Idea of Rome
The Artificial City on Stage
Palladio, Scamozzi, and the Built Theatre as Enclosure
The Medici Theatres, Political Aspirations, and Cognitive Autonomy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1487503881
9781487503888
OCLC:
1065941490
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