Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Theatre architecture
(1,825 words)

A. Introduction

The Renaissance theatre building long remained an unfulfilled promise. Although architectural theorists of the early Renaissance had made thorough studies of ancient T. on the basis of the treatise by the Roman architect Vitruvius, it was not until the 1580s that purpose-built, permanent theatres began to be built in Italy. Like baths, mausolea, villas and aqueducts, theatres were an ancient architectural typology for which there was, at first, no socially established use in the e…

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Erben, Dietrich (München), “Theatre architecture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004989>
First published online: 2015



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