Other Effects

Early Illusionistic (16th Century)

Elemental Effects

Sabbattini's Thunder

Sabbattini's method for creating thunder (Sabbattini, II, 53) consisted of a stepped channel located in the heavens into which several thirty pound stone or iron balls are released. As the balls roll down the stepped channel, they imitate the sound of thunder.

Sabbattini Thunder

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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