About the project

The 3D realization of an eighteenth-century raked stage allows users to understand the way that forced perspective and the dimness of flame lighting produced the illusion of depth relative to the actual measurements of the theatrical structure. This 3D visualization allows the user to see how theater architecture, painted flatwings, stage furniture, and other visual tricks all facilitated the illusion of creating new worlds on the stage. The project outcome is a visual supplement for a monograph that pursues this metaphor of the stage in an examination of a Chinese play and its progress on the global stage of world literature.

This project was completed in Summer 2019 by the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows at Bryn Mawr College. It was funded by a Digital Bryn Mawr Seed Grant and supported by Bryn Mawr LITS (Library & Information Technology Services.)