Medieval Stage Effects
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Episode 53

Stage sets, costuming and special effects became quite sophisticated in the cycle plays during the sixteenth century. This episode looks at the examples of stage sets that we have from Valenciennes. You can see the drawing that is described in the podcast here:

www.thehistoryofeuropeantheatre.com/gallery

A look at evidence for costuming the has survived

And then we take a look at the the different stager special effects used to impress the audience, especially the representations of Hell's Mouth, with associated demons, fires and pyrotechnics.

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