Staging the Henrician Court : Set

This page last changed on Dec 07, 2009 by Eleanor Rycroft.

While scenery was yet to appear on the early modern stage, producers of the revels still had elaborate methods for denoting place in jousts, pageants, plays and interludes. Sets were either installed in theatrical spaces prior to performances, or brought into them as part of a series of events which made up the Tudor entertainment. Accounts of pageant wagons or devices which acted as mountains, or gardens, or castles are a notable feature of the historical records.

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