Theater and Dance faculty member Dr. C. Thomas Ault’s translation of Jean-Jaques Rousseau’s “On the Paris Opera 1760” was recently published in the Winter 2011 edition of Theatre Design & Technology.
The article is a translation of a tract written by Rousseau in 1760 describing the stage practices of the Paris Opera while housed at the Theatre des Arts.
This theater was considered the scenic marvel of the time, with complex stage machinery and lighting effects.
Ault is an award-winning author on matters of Renaissance theatrical architecture and regularly contributes to Theatre Design & Technology on matters of antiquity.
Theatre Design & Technology is the journal of the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology.