scaena ductilis

scaena ductilis

In the ancient theater, a movable screen which served as a background.
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The scaena ductilis, essentially a decorated panel that could be drawn off to the side, was another classical device adapted for use in the Renaissance theatre.
Property acquired adjacent to the theatre stage house will allow the creation of a large stage left wing space allowing framed drops to be traveled or slid onto the stage much like the historic scaena ductilis.