Author Sabbatini, Nicolò
Title Pratica di fabricar scene e machine ne' teatri
Publishing Location Pesaro
Year 1637
Publisher Flaminio Concordia
Edition I
Number of Pages 89
Publishing Country ITA
Publishing Language ITA
Notes

LATER EDITIONS:
Second edition: Pratica di fabricar scene, e machine ne' teatri di Nicola Sabbattini da Pesaro gia architetto del serenissimo duca Francesco Maria Feltrio della Rouere vltimo signore di Pesaro. Ristampata di nouo coll'aggiunta del secondo libro, Ravenna, Pietro de' Paoli e Gio. Battista Giouannelli stampatori camerali, 1638. A complete edition of the treatise by Sabbatini, including a second chapter not found in the first edition.

RECENT EDITIONS:
Reprints of the second edition:
- Pratica di fabricar scene e machine ne' teatri. Con aggiunti documenti inediti e disegni originali, ed. by Elena Povoledo, Roma, Bestetti, 1955. (Facsimile)
- Scene e macchine teatrali della commedia dell'arte e della scenotecnica barocca con i disegni originali, ed. by Alberto Perrini. Roma, E & A, 1989. (Facsimile)

TRANSLATIONS:
German:
- Praktische Anweisung, Scenerie und Maschinen im Theater herzustellen über die Praxis, Bühnen und Maschinen in den Theatern zu bauen (see). Translation of the 1637 original dated 1920. It is one of the manuscripts without the name of the translator found at the Deutsches Theatermuseum of Munich. 
- Anleitung Dekorationen und Theatermaschinen herzustellen von Nicola Sabbattini, übersetzt und mitsamt dem Urtext herausgegeben von Willi Flemming, Weimar, Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen, 1926. Contains the anastatic reprint of the edition of Ravenna of 1638 (see).

French: Pratique pour fabriquer scènes et machines de théâtre. Traduction de M.elles Maria et Renée Canavaggia et M. Louis Jouvet. Introduction de Louis Jouvet, Neuchatel, Ides et Calendes, 1942 (see).

English: Manual for constructing theatrical scenes and machines, in The Renaissance stage: documents of Serlio, Sabbattini and Furttenbach, translated by Allardyce Nicoll, John H. McDowell, George R. Kernodle. Edited by Barnard Hewitt, Coral Gables, University of Miami Press, 1958 (see).


 

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