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Aleksandr Ostrovsky

Aleksandr Ostrovsky  

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(1823–86)Widely acknowledged as Russia's greatest playwright, he was also the most prolific, producing 47 original dramas and 22 translations of foreign plays. Comparatively unknown in the West, his ...
Alexander Woollcott

Alexander Woollcott  

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(1887–1943)American drama critic, among the best-known cultural personalities during the 1920s in New York. In his drama criticism from 1914 to 1928 (for the Times, the Herald, the Sun ...
Allan Monkhouse

Allan Monkhouse  

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(b. Barnard Castle, Co Durham, 7 May 1858; d. Disley, Cheshire, 10 Jan. 1936)Playwright and novelist. Associated with the Manchester School, his early work, though similar in theme, ...
anagnorisis

anagnorisis  

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[an‐ag‐nor‐ĭs‐is](plural‐ises)The Greek word for ‘recognition’ or ‘discovery’, used by Aristotle in his Poetics to denote the turning point in a drama at which a character (usually the protagonist) ...
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece  

For a long time ancient Greece was viewed as one component of a whole termed “antiquity,” a period largely dominated by Rome. It only acquired individuality and autonomy during the ...
André Obey

André Obey  

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(b. Douai, France, 8 May 1892; d. Montsoreau, France, 12 April 1975)Playwright and actor-manager. Obey was Copeau's dramatist, and his plays Noé (Noah, 1931), a witty reinterpretation of the ...
Anton Giulio Bragaglia

Anton Giulio Bragaglia  

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(1890–1960) and(1893–1962), Italian Futurists and pioneers of ‘photodynamism’.As young men the two brothers shared an interest in photography and film, frequenting the Cines film studios where their ...
Arthur Bingham Walkley

Arthur Bingham Walkley  

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(1855–1926),English dramatic critic, whom Shaw satirized as Mr Trotter in Fanny's First Play (1911). He wrote for a number of papers before becoming dramatic critic of The Times in ...
Ashley Dukes

Ashley Dukes  

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(b. Bridgwater, Som., 29 May 1885; d. London, 4 May 1959)Playwright, critic and theatre manager. With the profits of his play The Man with a Load of Mischief (1924) ...
August Wilson

August Wilson  

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(b. Pittsburgh, Pa., 27 April 1945)Poet turned playwright who leaped to fame with Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984), the first in his heavily symbolic cycle of plays depicting the ...
Botho Strauss

Botho Strauss  

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(1944– ),German playwright, novelist, and poet, whose non-naturalistic plays scathingly attack modern materialism. After co-editing Theatre Today, 1967–70, he wrote The Hypochondriacs (1972) and ...
box office

box office  

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That part of a theatre devoted to the selling of seats. The name dates from the time when the majority of seats in the house, except in the gallery, were ...
breeches role

breeches role  

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A part in which an actress appears in male attire. In English the term has been traditionally applied to parts written for men and performed by women. A commercially successful ...
Bronson Howard

Bronson Howard  

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(1842–1908)American playwright. His first major success was Saratoga (1870), a satiric examination of the stylish resort. After a series of lacklustre plays, Howard caught the public imagination with ...
Charles Marowitz

Charles Marowitz  

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(b. New York, 26 Jan. 1934)Director and critic. Initially Method-based, Marowitz's work soon embraced Artaud and he co-directed the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre of cruelty season with Peter ...
Charles Mauron

Charles Mauron  

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(1899–1966)trained as a scientist, but deteriorating sight and the patronage of Roger Fry led to a career in translation (of contemporary English authors, including E. M. Forster) and literary ...
Chinese Aesthetics

Chinese Aesthetics  

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This entry comprises two essays on the artistic and aesthetic traditions of China:Historical OverviewPainting Theory and CriticismThe first essay traces the history of Chinese aesthetics and, in ...
Clement William Scott

Clement William Scott  

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(1841–1904),English dramatist and dramatic critic, who for nearly 30 years from 1872 reviewed plays for the Daily Telegraph, putting up a determined resistance to the new drama as typified ...
Clifford Odets

Clifford Odets  

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(1906–1963)US dramatist and a founder member of the influential Group Theatre of the 1930s.Born into a wealthy middle-class Jewish family in Philadelphia, Odets grew up in New York. An inauspicious ...
Clive Barnes

Clive Barnes  

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(1927–2008), critic.London‐born and Oxford‐educated, he was a drama and dance critic for several English periodicals before becoming dance critic for the New York Times in 1965. Two years later ...

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