scene design and stage lighting: The Middle Ages
The religious plays of the Middle Ages were performed at first within, and later in front of, the church, with the separate scenes organized around an open space. This form of staging continued when the plays were moved into the street, but the individual platform scenes became more elaborately built up, and there was widespread use of machinery and traps. Information about medieval lighting is uncertain although it seems likely that torches, both moving and stationary, were utilized.
- The Twentieth Century
- Ancient Rome
- The Middle Ages
- The Renaissance to the Seventeenth Century
- The Eighteenth Century
- Ancient Greece
- The Nineteenth Century
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