Landscape and the Arts in Early Modern Italy : : Theatre, Gardens and Visual Culture / / Katrina Grant.

This book argues that theatre, and the new genre of opera in particular, played a key role in creating a new vision of landscape during the long seventeenth century in Italy. It explores how the idea of gardens as theatres emerged at the same time as opera was developed in Italian courts around the...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Amsterdam University Press Complete eBook-Package 2022
Place / Publishing House:Amsterdam : : Amsterdam University Press, , [2022]
Year of Publication:2022
Series:Visual and Material Culture, 1300 –1700 ; 33
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Physical Description:1 online resource (292 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Theatricality, a View from the Landscape
  • 2. Gardens of the Gods : Classical Revival, Intermedi, Early Opera and the Idea of Nature
  • 3. The (Singing) Figure in the Landscape
  • 4. Triumph over Nature : Machines and Meraviglia on the Seventeenth-century Stage
  • 5. The Theatre in the Landscape : Pliny to Pratolino
  • 6. The Garden as Stage, the Visitor as Performer
  • 7. Stages without Actors : Theatres of Sculpture, Water and Flowers
  • 8. Performing in the Parrhasian Grove : Green Theatres and the Academies
  • Bibliography
  • Index