Casa Buonarroti, Florence


Archivio Buonarroti

  • vol. 59, f. 195r - drawing of stage for Il Giudizio di Paride
  • vol. 60, part II, ff. 70v-71r - drawing of stage for Il Giudizio di Paride

Archivio Buonarroti Vols. 59-60

This is Michelangelo Buonarroti il Giovane's original manuscript for Il Giudizio di Paride designed by Giulio Parigi and produced in 1608 in the Teatro Mediceo.

The manuscript includes two floor plans (red chalk and ink) for the production showing quadrilateral wing units. In addition it includes a drawing showing the positions of performers in a celestial display.

The quadrilateral wing position drawings are reproduced in Arthur Blumenthal's Giulio Parigi's Stage Designs: Florence and the Early Baroque Spectacle.

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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