SCAMOZZI, Vincenzo
(b. 1548, Vicenza, d. 1616, Venezia)

Interior (detail)

Teatro, Sabbioneta

Vincenzo Scamozzi, back from the construction of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, arrived in Sabbioneta in May 1588, and designed the Teatro all'Antica, a small court theatre for the Gonzaga family at Sabbioneta. Unlike the Teatro Olimpico, the stage here is a single architectural vista behind a shallow-raked open platform, after the manner of the stage illustrated by Sebastiano Serlio. The theater was built between 1588 and 1590.

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