Johann Friederich Penther

Published Sources

Detailed Instructions of Civil Architecture

  • Drawings with captions for the Hannover Opera House:
  • Plan showing the layout of the stage
  • Section showing machinery located at all levels
  • Front Elevation showing overhead machinery

Detailed Instructions of Civil Architecture includes a plan, section and front elevation of Tomasso Guisti's 1688 Hannover Opera House. The drawings are apparently copies of Guisti's original drawings. The are published and discussed in Thomas Ault's "Architecture in the Baroque Age of Theatre."

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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