TESTIMONIES ABOUT SACRAL PERFORMANCES. THE APOSTOLIC LIBRARY AND SECRET ARCHIVE IN VATICAN
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The study is devoted to research of the testimonies about sacral theatre performances, which occurs in the Secret archive in Vatican and in the Apostolic library in Vatican. The files concern the period 14 - 16 century and mostly can be found in sections in Apostolic Office 'Regesta Litterarum Apostolicarum, Central commission for sacral art in Italy' (is not declassify) and in Roman congregation 'Regesta Litterarum super Residentia'. The files about sacral performances of the theatre company Gonfalone in roman Colosseum are in handwriting in codex Vat. 7654 and in the fund 'Reginense' under number 352, from which we know, that they played 'The martyr of Lord' on Good Friday and 'The Resurrection On the basis of detailed files of this theatre company we can reconstruct actor's dress, theatre effects (weight for measure souls, the machine for throw up souls to the heaven), loads for performance.
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