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Arthur Adamov

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Adamov, Arthur

Adamov, Arthur (1908–70)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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(1908–70),

Russian-born French dramatist. His first play, La Parodie, was not produced until 1952, though written

Adamov, Arthur

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1908–70).

Russian‐born playwright whose family moved to Paris in 1924. He was associated with the Surrealists,

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Adamov, Arthur (23 Aug. 1908)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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(b. Kislovodsk, Caucasus, 23 Aug. 1908; d. Paris, 15 March 1970)

French playwright of Russian origin,

Adamov, Arthur

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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(1908–70)

French playwright, born in Russia of an Armenian family who settled in Paris in 1924. Adamov was befriended by ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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(1908–70)

French playwright, born in Russia of an Armenian family who fled to Switzerland and Germany to escape ethnic violence, and finally settled in ...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Russian-born French dramatist, one of the most prominent exponents of the Theatre of the Absurd. Adamov was born into a wealthy Armenian family in Kislovodsk; at the age of four ... More
Jean-Marie Serreau

Jean-Marie Serreau  

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(b. Poitiers, France, 28 April 1915; d. Paris, 1 June 1973)Director. Formed by Dullin and strongly marked by Brecht, he staged Adamov, Ionesco and Beckett, and linked the absurd ...
La mort le roi Artu

La mort le roi Artu  

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Final part of the so-called Lancelot-Graal or Vulgate cycle of French prose Arthurian romances, written c.1225, and attributed, implausibly, to Walter Map. The romance, which underwent several later ...
Lancelot Romances

Lancelot Romances  

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The story of Lancelot of the Lake and his love for Arthur's queen, Guinevere (Guenièvre), with its mixture of highly idealized chivalric prowess and equally idealized love, has furnished western ...
Roger Blin

Roger Blin  

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(1907–84),French actor and director, who made his first appearance in 1935 in an adaptation by Artaud of Shelley's The Cenci. He studied mime with Barrault, with whom he appeared ...
Roger Planchon

Roger Planchon  

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(1931–2009)French actor, director, and playwright, the successor to Vilar in espousing decentralized, popular theatre. Planchon founded the Théâtre de la Comédie in Lyon in 1953, presenting Marlowe, ...
Sylvain Maréchal

Sylvain Maréchal  

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(1750–1803).French dramatist and publicist whose early works—for which he suffered—hinted heavily at the atheism he would later preach openly. An early Jacobin, he was ardent in the popular cause ...
Theatre of the Absurd

Theatre of the Absurd  

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A term used to characterize the work of a number of European and American dramatists of the 1950s and early 1960s. As the term suggests, the function of such theatre is to give dramatic expression to ...
theatre of the Absurd

theatre of the Absurd  

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An anti-political form of theatre that emerged in Europe in the 1950s, largely as a rejection of Bertolt Brecht's Epic Theatre. Inspired by Alfred Jarry's *'pataphysics, Franz Kafka's bleak stories, ...
Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre  

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Influential left-wing company in London. Its first success was Odets's Waiting for Lefty (1936), and though much of its material was written by members and its actors were usually amateur ...

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