Palatina Manuscript Flying Machine
Manuscript 3708 at the Biblioteca Palatina includes a drawing that shows several flying machines that may be placed anywhere onstage and do not require masking the apparatus with clouds. One of the devices consists of a sled with a graduated shaft that can be pulled across the overhead beam of the theatre.
Palatina MS Mercury Flying Machine
Dr. Frank Mohler
Department of Theatre & Dance
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608