Stage Setting, Multiple

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Stage Setting, Multiple

 

a type of stage setting in which all the sets needed during the performance of a given play are on the stage at the same time, in a straight line and facing the audience. The multiple stage setting was used during the Middle Ages for performances of liturgical dramas and miracle and mystery plays, in which it was traditional for a small house or covered structure to represent a temple or palace, for two trees to represent a forest, and so on. During the Renaissance, with the development of dramaturgy and stage techniques, the multiple stage setting went out of use.

REFERENCE

Istoriia zapadnoevropeiskogo teatra, vol. 1. Moscow, 1956. [23–1204–]
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