Florimène at the Court of Charles I


Close Note

Wings: Canvas covered frames, at the time of Inigo Jones set at the edge of the stage, to provide a surface for scenic painting and to mask (hide from view) the backstage areas. Wings were typically set in pairs (one stage left, one stage right) and each pair set about three to four feet upstage of its predecessor.

Wings could be either flat -- made up of a single frame -- or "Serlian" (after Sebastiano Serlio) -- made up of two frames joined in the shape of the letter "L".

Jack Wolcott