Facsimile reproduction of the ms. C.F. 2.5 - National Library of the Girolamini Oratory in Naples. This valuable 14th-century manuscript illuminated by the “master of the Seneca of the Girolamini”, one of the most influential and skilled illuminators of the Angevin period, contains Seneca’s “Il Teatro” (the Tragedies), which influenced European theatre for centuries. Several references can be found in Shakespeare’s and Racine’s works and it has been staged by renowned contemporary directors (including Artaud, Peter Brook and Ronconi). In order to fully grasp its meaning and beauty, a commentary of more than 100 pages is provided for the reader, with essays by Alma Serena Lucianelli, Marco Cursi, Carla Maria Monti and Alessandra Perriccioli Saggese and 32 out-of-text colour plates.
Print run of 290 hand-numbered copies plus 10 unnumbered copies.
The facsimile, like the manuscript, is made up of 458 pages
The facsimile is printed in four colours plus overprints for opaque whites, flexographic gold, gold paste and gold foil on Luxor parchment paper by Cartiere Fedrigoni
Hand bound and stitched
The cover and headbands are made of full red leather
Gilded lip, friezes and engravings on both covers and on the spine of the cover
It is contained in a transparent methacrylate slipcase.