A Witty Combat (scenery)

Key
c = comedy, t = tragedy, tc = tragicomedy
s = backshutters, w = wings, r = relieves

A Witty Combat (c) (1663. pub. 1663), T.P. (Thos. Porter?)

Setting: Naples    (Italics in Location column indicate an inferred location)

Text ref

Scene heading/ opening stage direction

Location

Scenery

Notes

1.1.1

Enter Filomarini, Gioseppe, and Peralta.

Filomarini’s house

Chamber 1

*****

 

1s 1w

2.1.16

Enter Vindex with a Pacquet of Letters in his hand.

Decio’s house

Chamber 2

“The Rooms of State your Lordship may see now” p.20, suggests C2 may be grander than C1, perhaps ‘stateroom’ as in a palace.

2.2.22

Enter Filomarini, Diacelia, and Gioseppe, in their Disguises as Spaniards.

Menanthe’s house

Chamber 3

This room probably has at least one pair of wing pillars. See commentary and below.

2.3.27

Enter Salerno, and Filomarini with a Book of Pictures in little

Filomarini’s house

Chamber 1

*****

3s 2/3w

3.1.33

By a Lawrel-Tree is set a Shepherds Hook, a Pipe, and a Wreath of Lawrel./ Enter Decio and Arviedo.

Garden/grove

Grove

Grove in the grounds of Decio’s house

3.2.35

The Scene is discovered, over which in Capital Letters is writ CAMPI ELYSII.

“Elysian fields”

Grove [relieve]

3.3.40

Enter Filomarini and Gioseppe.

Menanthe’s house

Chamber 3

Wing pillar: “Menanthe stands behind the Pillar and Peeps” p.41

3.4.46

Enter Decio and Corbulo.

Decio’s house

Chamber 2

*****

3s 2/3w 1r

4.1.51

Enter Decio and Corbulo.

Decio’s house

Chamber 2

4.2.54

Enter Filomarini and Peralta.

Menanthe’s house

Chamber 3

“Wax Lights on the Table” p.56 emphasizes quality of funiture and fittings in Menanthe’s house

4.3.61

Enter Menanthe, Joan, and Gioseppe, with a Dark-Lantern.

Outside ‘Old Joan’s’

Street

A dark lantern typically signifies clandestine activity usually in an exterior location.

4.4.64

Enter Pyramena.

Decio’s house

Chamber 2

*****

3s 2/3w

5.1.69

Enter Peralta in his Night-gown.

Old Joan’s’ Inn

Inn

5.2.71

Enter Salerno and Lugo.

Filomarini’s house

Chamber 1

5.3.77

Enter Decio and Corbulo.

Decio’s house

Chamber 2

5.4.79

The Scene Vulcan’s Court, over it is writ, Foro del Volcane. Soft Musique Decio’s house Vulcan’s Court’ Special shutter for masque in Decio’s house

5.5.85

Iberio and Pyramena discover’d lying on a Bed, at the Bed’s feet sits Cupid weeping. Decio’s house Bedchamber [relieve]

4s 2/3 1r

(wings for Decio’s house may remain during masque)

7s 5/6w 2r

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