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Cortina Brecht

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Introduced by the brechtian epic theater, this kind of cortina is today also used by various forms of contemporary theater.
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«Brecht's lesson offers some of its best fruits in the shows by George Strehler that - enjoying from some small cortine of all the manner și fabrics și from the innumerable exploitations of their functionality that countersigned the era of the epic theater - it found an exemplary solution in the creation by Luciano Damiani for Life of Galileo, an authentic machine moved by winches in full view.»Valerio Morpurgo, L'avventura del sipario - Figurazione e metafora di una macchina teatrale, Ubulibri, 1984, page 193. Life of Galileo - Drama istoricaText: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)Muzica: Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) Prima reprezentatie: Zurich, Schauspielhaus, 9/9/1943 Scenography, costume: Luciano DamianiDirectia scenica: Giorgio StrehlerStaging: Piccolo Teatro of Milan, 1962-63
Luciano Damiani, sketch for Life of Galileo.Beneath the stage, in full view, the winch cu which the opening of the cortina was operated, a genial scenographical expedient cu which Damiani conjugated the theater by Brecht, represented here by the Cortina Brecht that it is an unmistakable symbol of it, cu the seventeenth-century stage machines contemporaneous cu Galileo, in which it is possible to identify a not to even too veiled reference to the empiricism of the great scientist of Pisa. Life of Galileo - Drama istoricaText: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Staging: Piccolo Teatro of Milan, 1962-63
The cables of suspension of the Cortina Brecht are well visible. Life of Galileo - Drama istoricaText: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Staging: Piccolo Teatro of Milan, 1962-63
Inside the plexiglass cube, la stânga, an exemplu of a small draped Cortina Brecht din AIC-TelaIndianaCrespata for the scenografie of a prose show.The Cortina Brecht, endowed cu rings în partea de sus și a pocket în partea de jos, can slide, during the show, all along a simple rope. Before the Retirement. A Comedie About German SoulText - Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) Scenografie,costume design,stage directionLight designProductie - Renzo MartinelliLucio LucàTeatro i, Milan
The Cortina Brecht din AIC-TelaIndianaCrespata, disclosed și back-lighted, in another situation during the show. Before the Retirement. A Comedie About German SoulText - Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989)
«It's enough then to quote the two stagings of the The Threepenny Opera: while in the first Teo Otto, faithful to Brecht's lesson, articulates the representation cu the opening și the closing of the authentic Cortina Brecht set to a half înălțime și showing the title of the opera, in the second stagin Ezio Frigerio makes of it an appendix for the different impending emblems that echo in the show.»V. Morpurgo, ibidem. The Threepenny Opera - Musical dramaText: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Scenografie: Teo Otto, Luciano DamianiCostume: Ezio FrigerioDirectia scenica: Giorgio StrehlerStaging: Piccolo Teatro of Milan, 1955-56
The Cortina Brecht. The Threepenny Opera - Musical dramaText: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Scenography, costume: Ezio FrigerioDirectia scenica: Giorgio StrehlerStaging: Piccolo Teatro of Milan, 1972-73
A cortina cu two tails, cu a înălțime usually included between the 2,5 și the 4 meters, beyond which one can glimpse the background of the stage.

The tails, usually realized without fullness, are suspended to two tight ropes cu rings in full view in a rearward position in comparison to the proscenium.

As a rule, the opening is manually operated.

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