|6441||RENAISSANCE STAGE, THE (THE IDEA AND IMAGE OF ANTIQUITY)||RENAISSANCE STAGE, THE (THE IDEA AND IMAGE OF ANTIQUITY)||1989||color||30 min||vhs|| The intermediate step between the modern theatre and its classical antecedents was the Renaissance stage--by no means a simple step. While texts of classical plays were readily available, there was no knowledge of what Roman theatre had looked like and how plays had been performed. The artists of the time attempted to recreate the classical stage and its drama. While most performances were on temporary stages, Palladio began the design and construction of a permanent stage, the Teatro Olympico, in Vicenza in 1580. The theatre in Sabbioneta developed ideas based on the perfect state. The Teatro Farnese in Parma, 1618, became the first stage with a proscenium arch and moveable flat wings.