Bibliothéque de l'Opera, Paris

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Manuscripts

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  • #2 small cloud display for machine B
  • #3 cloud machine A folded and flown
  • #4 display of machine in drawings #3 & #5
  • #5 cloud machine A in position
  • #12 medium cloud display for machine B
  • #13 cloud machine B folded and flown
  • #14 display of machine in drawings #13 & #15
  • #!5 cloud machine B in position
  • #16 display of machine in drawing #17(?)
  • #25 small cloud for machines in drawings #25 & #27
  • #26 cloud machine C in upstage raised position
  • #27 final display of machine in drawings #25 & #27
  • #28 cloud machine C in downstage lowered position
  • #29 lighting box

This manuscript, often referred to as the San Salvatore manuscript, contains set designs and machinery drawings for the 1675 productions of Adone in Cipro and Germanico sul Reno at the Teatro San Salvatore in Venice.

The drawings, executed in ink and wash, show both the machinery and the resulting stage effect.

Many of the drawings have been published in a variety of sources and a microfilm copy of the manuscript is available at The Ohio State University's Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute [McDowell Archive Film 1703.]

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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