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A Question of Corpses
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0589  Friday, 11 December 2009

From:       N M Imbracsio <
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Date:       Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 01:02:16 -0500
Subject:    A Question of Corpses

Hello, all.

I was hoping to get some help on a reference I came across a year or  so 
ago --  but, unfortunately, at the time didn't see fit to write it down 
or make a note of the citation.

I remember reading, somewhere, a first-hand account of how corpses were 
staged in the Italian Renaissance theatre (I think the account included 
the use of make-up and the technicalities of moving the  actor's body 
off stage, etc.). If my memory serves me, I came across this account 
quoted by a modern scholar.

If anyone has any ideas of where I might find the original account, or 
any ideas of where I might find it quoted, I would be so grateful.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Nicola Imbracsio

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