British Library, London


Lansdowne MS 1171

  • ff. 5-6 plan of stage for Florimène
  • ff. 7-8 section of stage for Florimène
  • ff. 9-10 plan of stage at Somerset House
  • ff. 11-12 plan and section of flat wing stage
  • ff. 31-32 ground plan of stage for Salmacida Spolia
  • ff. 33-34 section of stage for Salmacida Spolia

MS Lansdowne 1171

These drawings are among the earliest plans and sections that show the use of Illusionistic scenery on the English stage. They include drawings for Inigo Jones' Florimene and Salmacida Spolia among others.

These drawings have been published widely and may be found in Orgel & Strong's Inigo Jones: The Theatre of the Stuart Court and John Orrell's The Theatres of Inigo Jones and John Webb.

the development of scenice spectacle


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.


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

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