This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
The Italian Renaissance is recognized as one of the most intellectually vital periods in the cultural history of the Western World. The emerging self-awareness of artists and scholars coupled with the re-discovery of the accomplishments of the ancient past led to a moment of brilliance. Theatrical examples Renaissance innovation are seen in the basic shape of the theatre, changeable scenery, the proscenium arch, stage lighting, and theatrical machinery. Perhaps none of these developments would have occurred had some artist/architect not attempted to present on the stage in three dimensions what contemporary painters had been doing in two.
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