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perspectivism

See also epistemology; Thomas theorem. 1. Broadly, the stance that the truth of any knowledge or fact is tied to a particular frame of ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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12,566 words

...in the sixteenth century, though evidence of its actual use is unclear and it is possible that the Terence stage remained largely if not totally an iconographic invention. However influential the Terence stage may have been for early modern scenography, the development of perspectivism would clearly surpass it in importance. Perspective illustration evolved slowly in Italy during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and by the sixteenth century had begun to make its way into the playhouse. The chronicles of Ferrara offer the first official description of...

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