Stage technology and mechanisms were already being talked about in Greek theatre: it is no coincidence that the character in one of Aristophanes’ comedies dialogues precisely with a stage technician. Since then, the course of the history of the theatre and those who work for it behind the scenes has been long and ever-changing until the period of affirmation of Italian-style theatre, after the 17th century.

A scenographer does not dance and does not write texts, a scenographer designs and plans, translating the ideas and feelings of a director regarding the text he will stage into an image that from sketch becomes drawing, then model, technical board and then real object in a stage space. The set design is an expression of what the director and set designer feel about the text.

This part of the course is made of a youtube playlist about different aspects of scenography.

You can find the playlist here.

Please relate this library to the topics of the manual.

To see an overview of the playlists on our youtube channel, you can also open the youtube channel and click on “playlists”.

For this chapter

You can find the personal interviews on our youtube channel:

+Playlist: Interviews

Here you can find a video of the interview we created with Skizzo about his story with scenography.

Interview Skizzo

Finally, we created a self-evaluation with questions related to the basic manual and tutorials above.

The self-evaluation can be done through different formats in order to make it more accesible:

  1. A test in google forms
  2. Microvideos with the same questions in stories on instagram with poll (will be uploaded during the week)
  3. Self testing on the online platform See below.