Catalog of Theatrical Machinery
Mohler, Frank, “COMPUTER MODELING AS A TOOL FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF HISTORIC THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES,” Theatre Journal 51.4, December 1999, pp. 417-431.
This page offers a computer model of a seventeenth century stage house based upon MS 3708, Biblioteca Palatina, Parma. A fuller discussion may be found in Theatre Journal 51.4, December 1999.. The manuscript consists of 24 scenery drawings and 15 machinery drawings and contains no text. The library catalog indicates the drawings are probably for the Teatro Farnese, which is in the same building as the library. However, that is not possible since the manuscript contains a scaled floor plan that does not resemble the Farnese theatre. Cesare Molinari has identified eleven of the drawings as scenes for La Divisione del Mondo, which was produced at Teatro San Salvatore in Venice in 1675. Many of the machinery drawings relate directly to the scenery drawings.