How medieval and renaissance stage-managers met demands for spectacular pyrotechnical effects: magical illuminations, devils spouting fire, lightning, thunderbolts, smoke, fire-breathing dragons, boilings and burnings of living persons.
The appendices present contemporary accounts and include many of the original recipes, while a comprehensive glossary explains materials and technical terms.
Hardback, 304pp, 32 illus., (1998), ISBN 085430 062 7, £24 ($48) inc. p&p.
Related STR Pages
17th October 2014