clouding

Definition

Theater

  • A border painted with a cloudy sky. In England theywere frequently used in 17th-century court masques such as Inigo Jones'sSalmacida Spolia (1640), which employed 'side-clouds' as well.Cloudings continued to be used into the mid-18th century. They couldoften be moved sideways by hooked poles to reveal a bright sky behind.
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