On the Use of Figurative Art as a Source for the Study of Medieval Spectacles


Paola Ventrone


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

The complex interrelationship between figurative art and dramatic art is one of the major questions of historiographic analysis-not .the scenography and the theatrical stagecraft in a narrow context but figurative art not directly connected with theater production. I propose some general methodological considerations in an attempt to trace the motives which lie behind the need to bring together the study of theatrical phenomena and of iconographic evidence.

Comparative Drama is carried by JSTOR and Project MUSE.