Florimène at the Court of Charles I

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Proscenium: The so-called "picture frame" stage, in which the stage setting is framed by a temporary (frontispiece) or permanent (proscenium) arch.

Documented as early as 1600 as a permanent architectural arch in Giovan Battista Aleotti's plan and elevation of the Teatre degli Intrepidi, in the Duchy of Parma.

Jack Wolcott