[automatically translated] Of the more than a thousand Italian theaters surveyed in the years immediately following the unification, to which were added many others built later, few remain to witness the characters and the widespread dissemination of the Italian theater, from the few cases grandiloquent to the most common, often characterized by connotations of temporary and occasional. The Italian theater, conceived as a representation of an urban space, restated - in forms and similar constructive ways - what he was always made in the squares and outdoor meeting places. The perimeter casing masonry and the cover were made according to the encoded building tradition; the characteristic features, stages and stage set, which could be construed as temporary structures, were put in place and masked in the short term. These showed originality characters from the use of available materials and expertise of local workers. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the conversion of many theatrical spaces in cinemas involved the elimination of the original key elements, hardly be proposed again because of the disappearance of skilled labor. Among the few "archaeological stays" we received, the Garibaldi Theatre in Palermo retains some of its nineteenth-century configuration. The "fragility" of building systems and stratification of interventions in this theater can be considered as a constant typological common to many events of this constructive parallel story.
|Number of pages||120|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|