• Teatri di Verzura: Hedge Theatres in Baroque Lucca

    Author(s):
    Katrina Grant (see profile)
    Date:
    2007
    Group(s):
    Digital Art History
    Subject(s):
    Garden history, Art history, Italian studies, Baroque, Baroque theatre, Landscape
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    theatre
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FZ97
    Abstract:
    The garden theatre can take many forms: it can erupt forth in an explosion of water and sound as in the teatro d’acqua; it can appear carved into a hedge as a teatro di verzura; or it can calmly wait to be filled with performers as in a teatro avanti il palazzo. The garden theatre was first a feature of the Baroque garden in Italy, before finding its way into the gardens of France, appearing in the treatises of Dezaillier d’Argenville and the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d’Alembert, with examples eventually appearing in a variety of forms in the gardens of Germany, England and beyond. The earliest hedge theatres are found in a cluster of gardens around the Tuscan city of Lucca.
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