Stage Decoration In France In The Middle Ages (volume 9)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byDonald Clive Stuart

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV Miracles de Notre Dame. Their Treatment of the Hell Scene. Their Stage of Two Levels. Setting of Heaven not Important. Scenes on Earth. Number of Scenes. The Miracles de Notre Dame belong to the fourteenth century. They are very important in the history of the French stage. Emile Roy, indeed, believes that "in all probability the seat of the Puy Notre Dame, the hall where it gave its representations, was in the neighborhood of the Halles, that is to say, not far from that Hopital de la Trinite where another celebrated confrerie was to play the Passion later."1 Starting at this point, therefore, it is possible to follow the practically uninterrupted development of the theater in Paris. While theatrical activities were by no means confined to Paris, yet the stage under a roof in the city that finally became the center of art, is of more importance than the great open air shows on temporary stages in the provinces. This hall in which the Miracles de Notre Dame were given is a precursor of the Hotel de Bourgogne, which brings us down to comparatively modern times. 1 Roy, Etudes sur le theatre francais du XIV au XVI* siecles, Paris, 1902, ch. 6. The date of the founding of this Puy is given by Eoy as about 1391. What, then, was the stage setting of the Miracles de Notre Dame? Unfortunately there are few stage directions; and with the exception of Roy, who has discussed some points of the mise-en-scene though not the entire setting, writers on the subject have given up the task of reconstructing the scenery of these plays. The problem is not easy to solve; but when stage directions are lacking, the lines themselves must be made to furnish the needed evidence. This is a dangerous proceeding, but since it is the only means at present of throwing ligh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV Miracles de Notre Dame. Their Treatment of the Hell Scene. Their Stage of Two Levels. Setting of Heaven not Impor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217058760

ISBN - 13:9780217058766

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