Clark/Oakley Fellow Marden Nichols presents “The Painted Stage: Drama in Pictures and Pictures in Drama at Rome.”
Despite the undeniable importance of sound and song to dramatic performances, the ancient Romans referred to their audiences as spectatores, or viewers. This lecture uncovers an ancient Roman conception of theater as painting-in-motion and explores the repercussions of this frame of thought for simultaneous developments in painting and dramatic literature. Revolutionary, and lasting, innovations made by ancient Roman dramatists and painters during the Republic and early Empire were developed through a dialogue across the two media concerning ideas of space, representation, and artifice.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion, Clark Center