'"When torchlight made an artificial noon': light and darkness in the early modern playhouse, then and now.'

Martin E White

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Abstract

    This 8000 word essay will be the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis available of how and to what effect, artificial and natural light were employed and controlled in early modern performance practices, in the commercial playhouses and in court entertainments. It will draw on my own practice-based research, current examples such as the indoor reconstruction at the Globe, Drottningholm Court Theatre in Stockholm and Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, and the comparatively small amount of theatre history writing devoted to this topic. (Illustrations not published in the book will be referenced to my website on early theatre practice, chamberofdemonstrations.com)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMoving Shakespeare Indoors: a theatrical experiment
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Publication statusIn preparation - Oct 2013

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