NABA is glad to announce the publication of “Theatre Dictionary”, edited by Margherita Palli, Course Advisor Leader of the BA in Set Design, starting on March 17th, the third volume of the NABA Insights book series.
The editorial series NABA Insights published by Quodlibet, curated by Guido Tattoni, NABA Dean, and Italo Rota, NABA Scientific Advisor, comprises a concept book series collecting the Academy’s reflections.
This multilingual dictionary offers itself as a tool that is capable of orientating those who study as well as those whose work in theatre. The glossary of theatre terms is a rich one and it is made up of words that are both ancient and contemporary, which proudly represent stage practice and are claimed by the insiders with a sense of belonging.
Over a thousand words are translated into seven languages (Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese) and are enriched by more than a hundred illustrations, created by the many collaborators (Martino Arianese, Marco Cristini, Eleonora Peronetti, Zuzanna Niespor). The volume also includes a description of the rituals, superstitions, habits and customs used in theatres around the world.
The “Theatre Dictionary” presents a contribution by Franco Malgrande, Director of Staging of Teatro alla Scala, with the title Setting the Tone - Notes (not Musical Ones) on a Theatrical Lexicon.
NABA Insights also includes “Designing a spoon to change the city” by Claudio Larcher, NABA Design Area Leader, and Valentina Dalla Costa, Course Advisor Leader of Design Area MAs, and “Utopian Display. Geopolitical Curating” edited by Marco Scotini, NABA Visual Arts Department Head.