Le P. Jean Dubreuil

Published Sources

La Perspective pratique par aun Parisien de la Compagnie de J├ęsus, Book III, Paris, 1642-49


  • Four periactoi used to create a background
  • Two rotating quadrilateral units in front of two shutters
  • A series of flat wings to create an arcade
  • Three cutout frames in front of a background to create a glory

This theoretical work includes drawings of periactoi, rhomboids, and flat wings. The drawings are published in T. E. Lawrenson's The French Stage and Playhouse in the XVIIth Century.

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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