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TAMU THAR 281 - Restoration Theatre Architecture

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THAR 281 1st EditionLecture 8Outline of Last Lecture I. Previous HistoryII. Theatre of the RestorationA. New TheatreB. New AtmosphereC. Serious DramaD. ComedyIII. Government and Restoration TheatreOutline of Current LectureIV. Restoration Theatre ArchitectureV. SceneryVI.CostumesVII. LightingCurrent LectureI. Restoration Theatre ArchitectureAll theatres are not indoor proscenium-arch buildings•Pit - original “Orchestra” seating area•Box - private seating on side walls•Gallery - general seating•Seating capacity about 650Interiors were a mixture of Italian and Elizabethan•Proscenium doors with balconies•Deep forestage (“apron”), entire stage “raked”These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.II. Scenery•Painted perspective backdrop•Technology for changing scenery•“wing & shutter”•“Groove system”III. CostumesContemporary clothing was standardDidn’t attempt to match clothing of time period of the play, just wore what they hadIV. Lighting•Candles•Windows


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