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7-20-8  

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(1907),a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman and ...
7:84

7:84  

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Touring socialist theatre companies established in 1971 (in England) and 1973 (Scotland) by the writer, director, and cultural activist John McGrath and his actor wife Elizabeth McLennan. The ...
A. Baldwin Sloane

A. Baldwin Sloane  

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(1872–1925), composer.The most prolific songwriter for musical comedies at the turn of the century, he wrote the scores for no fewer than two dozen Broadway musicals between 1896 and ...
A. C. Wheeler

A. C. Wheeler  

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(1835–1903), critic.The once famous newspaperman and writer, who wrote under a string of pseudonyms, was born in New York and educated at City College of New York. He began ...
A. E. Thomas

A. E. Thomas  

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(1872–1947), playwright.Born in Chester, Massachusetts, and educated at Brown, he served with several New York newspapers before becoming a dramatist. Thirty of his plays (written alone or with ...
A. H. Woods

A. H. Woods  

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[né(1870–1951), producer.One of his era's most successful and colorful showmen, he was born in Budapest and brought to this country as an infant. After growing up on New ...
A. J. Antoon

A. J. Antoon  

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(1944–92), director.Long associated with the New York Shakespeare Festival where he did some of his finest work, Antoon was a very promising director of the 1970s, but his career ...
A. R. Cazauran

A. R. Cazauran  

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(1820–89), playwright.Born in Bordeaux and educated by Jesuit priests in France and Ireland, he became a reporter for the New York Herald shortly after his arrival in America. During ...
A. R. Gurney

A. R. Gurney  

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(1930– )American dramatist, identified with the north-eastern affluent culture where he locates most of his plays. His wry comedies foreground wit and social form, while he presents time as fluid ...
a; Row at the Lyceum

a; Row at the Lyceum  

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Or, Green Room Secrets(1851), a play by John Brougham. [Brougham's Lyceum, 21 perf.] As the audience enters it finds actors and others associated with the blank‐verse tragedy, Horror on ...
Aaron Hoffman

Aaron Hoffman  

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(1880–1924), playwright.The St. Louis native, who began creating vaudeville skits and monologues while still a student at the University of Chicago, became fully professional when he wrote such ...
Abdalkder Alloula

Abdalkder Alloula  

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(1923–94)Algerian actor and director. At Théâtre National Algérien he staged an adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman (1971) and his own play El-Khobza (The Bread, 1972), which set ...
Abdel Karim Berrechid

Abdel Karim Berrechid  

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(1943– )Moroccan playwright, especially known as the spokesman of Al Ihtifalia (The Ceremonial), a movement for research into authentic Arab theatrical forms. His manifestos of the 1980s called for a ...
Abdelkader Farrah

Abdelkader Farrah  

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(1926– )Algerian-born designer, teacher, and self-taught painter. In 1949 he was commissioned to paint a 100 m (330 feet) square mural for the Carmelite College at Fontainebleau, which was seen ...
Abdias do Nascimento

Abdias do Nascimento  

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(1914– )Brazilian playwright, artist, and political activist, a founder of the Teatro Experimental do Negro in Rio de Janeiro. TEN served as a training ground for Afro-Brazilian actors who found ...
Abe Feder

Abe Feder  

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(1909–97), lighting designer.A native of Milwaukee, he studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology before providing the lighting for Trick for Trick in 1932. Subsequently he designed the lighting ...
Abe Kōbō

Abe Kōbō  

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(1924–93)Japanese existentialist novelist, playwright, and director. The experience of being raised in Manchuria and repatriated to Japan after the war bred in Abe a sense of rootless individualism, ...
Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois  

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(1938),a play in three acts by Robert E. Sherwood. [Plymouth Theatre, 472 perf.; Pulitzer Prize.] In a log schoolhouse, Abe Lincoln (Raymond Massey) first learns about sectionalism and other ...
Abelardo Estorino

Abelardo Estorino  

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(1925– )Cuban playwright and director. The Theft of the Pig (1961) opened Cuban drama to issues emerging from the revolution after 1959, and La casa vieja (1964) showed for the ...
abhinaya

abhinaya  

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*Acting in the classical Indian tradition. The word signifies leading spectators towards theatrical pleasure as delineated in Bharata's Natyasastra, the ancient Sanskrit text on Indian aesthetics and ...

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