Josef Furttenbach. Architectura Recreationis

Published Sources

[Recreational Architecture], Augsburg, 1640. Translation by George Kernodle is published in The Renaissance Stage (ed. Barnard Hewitt)

  • Comments
    • Front curtain can be drawn to the two sides or let down into a pit
    • Shutters can be opened with use of counterweight
  • Drawings
    • Plan for a comedy [double periactoi in "closed" position]
    • Second plan for a comedy [double periactoi in "open" position]
    • Cross section of scene for a comedy

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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