The fascinating tradition of the theatre
The chef-d'oeuvre of the great Italian antiquary and collector Francesco Ficoroni (1664-1747), which is of huge importance for the history of theatre. Its pages bring to life the fascinating tradition of the Greek-Roman theatre and document the origin of the interpretation and adaptation of masks for the theatre. Beyond their use in the theatre, masks played a prominent role in the liturgy and the funeral art of the Romans, representing the tragic character of fate.
312 pages of 280 x 210 mm, with 85 engravings by Mazzoni and Pomarede.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "De larvis scenicis et figuris comicis de Francesco de Ficoroni": Libro de las Mascaras - De Larvis Scenicis facsimile edition, published by Siloé, arte y bibliofilia, 2007