Biblioteca Estense, Modena

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Y. C. 316 Campori 979. "Costruzione de teatri de machine teatrali" by Fabrisio Carini Motta. Drawings published in The Theatrical Writings of Fabrisio Carini Motta.

  • Plate l Stage layout
  • Plate 2 Wing trolleys and stage section
  • Plate 3 Central shaft wing change and lighting devices
  • Plate 4 Central shaft wing change and lighting devices
  • Plate 5 Variations of central shaft wing change machinery
  • Plate 6 Variations of central shaft wing change machinery
  • Plate 7 Variations of central shaft wing change machinery
  • Plate 8 Layout of catwalks and borders
  • Plate 9 Machines for changing borders
  • Plate 10 Machines for changing and opening borders and creating box set
  • Plate 11 Machines for opening borders
  • Plate 12 Machines for raising wings from under the stage
  • Plate 13 Machines for raising wings from under the stage
  • Plate 14 Machine to raise arched borders

Y. C. 316 Campori 979

"Costruzione de Theatri, e Machine Teatrali di Fabrizio Carini Motta, Ingege ed Archtetto del Seremo Duca di Mantova 1688." Unpublished manuscript dated 1773. The manuscript describes and illustrates the machinery used for the continental scene change.

The manuscript (translated by C. Thomas Ault and Orville Larson) has been published in its entirety along with Motta's Trattato sopra la struttura de'Theatri e scene (translated by Orville Larson) in The Theatrical Writings of Fabrizio Carini Motta.

the development of scenice spectacle

Grants

usittThis material is made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Initiatives Fund, United States Institute for Theatre Technology and by grants from the University Research Council, Cratis D. Williams Graduate School, Appalachian State University.

Contact

Dr. Frank Mohler
Department of Theatre & Dance
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
mohlerfc@appstate.edu

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