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Aleksandr Lensky

Aleksandr Lensky  

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(1847–1908)Leading Russian actor at the Moscow Maly Theatre. The illegitimate son of Prince Gagarin by an Italian woman, Lensky joined the Maly company in 1876 after a successful career ...
Aleksandr Tairov

Aleksandr Tairov  

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(1885–1950)Russian/Soviet director. After a period as an actor, Tairov's first important post was at Mardzhanov's Free Theatre in 1913, where he directed his future wife Koonen in Schnitzler's The ...
Alf Sjöberg

Alf Sjöberg  

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(1903–80),Swedish director and manager attached to the Royal Dramatic Theatre from 1925, first as an actor and from 1929 as director. His imaginative direction and sensitive psychological ...
Alonso Alegría

Alonso Alegría  

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(1940– )Peruvian playwright and director, who, as organizer and director of the Popular National Theatre (Lima, 1971–8), accomplished far-reaching aesthetic reforms to government-subsidized work. ...
André Antoine

André Antoine  

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(1858–1943),French actor, director, and theatre manager, one of the outstanding figures in the theatrical reforms of the late 19th century. In 1887 he founded the Théâtre Libre for productions ...
Antoine Vitez

Antoine Vitez  

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(b. Paris, 20 Dec. 1930; d. Paris, 30 April 1990)Actor, director and teacher. A student of Russian and Greek, he became a communist, wrote for Bref, the journal of ...
artistic director

artistic director  

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A manager who controls and oversees artistic policy. Though related in function to the German Intendant and to the directors of older European national theatres like the Comédie-Française, the ...
audition

audition  

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Trial run by an actor seeking employment, either to display his talents in general or to demonstrate his fitness for a particular role by reading some part of it to ...
Aurélien-Marie Lugné-Poe

Aurélien-Marie Lugné-Poe  

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(1869–1940)French actor and director. His early acting carer was inauspicious, in Antoine's Théâtre Libre and Fort's Théâtre d'*Art; but at the latter he encountered the work of Maeterlinck, with ...
bourgeois theatre

bourgeois theatre  

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A cultural phenomenon which emerged during the rise of the European bourgeoisie in the eighteenth century. In Marxist parlance ‘bourgeois’ refers to the legal owners, or the managerial and state ...
Cairo

Cairo  

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(Arab., al-Qāhira, ‘the victorious’, but also from al-Qāhir, Mars, the city of Mars).Capital city of the Fāṭimids, established by al-Muʿizz in 969 (ah 358). It was originally called al-Manṣūriyya ...
Cambridge Festival Theatre

Cambridge Festival Theatre  

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A disused Georgian playhouse transformed in 1926 by Egyptologist Terence Gray and Harold Ridge, a metallurgist and author of the standard book Stage Lighting for Little Theatres, into an open-stage ...
Carmelo Bene

Carmelo Bene  

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(1937–2002)Italian actor, director, and playwright. After his debut in 1959 in Camus's Caligula, he directed his own work The Mayakovsky Show (1960), and thereafter made a reputation for subversive ...
casting

casting  

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The process of selecting actors to perform roles in plays or other theatrical productions. Historically, playwrights, actor-managers, company managers, and producers have been among those who carried ...
collectives and collective creation

collectives and collective creation  

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Organizational structure for theatre companies and creative process for devising, both emphasizing group dynamics with a non-hierarchical structure. Theatre is at its roots a community and collective ...
Comediants

Comediants  

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Spanish company, formed in 1971 (as Els Comediants) as part of the movement for an independent Catalan theatre which rejected the official drama of the late Francoist period. Relying on ...
community theatre

community theatre  

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Form of play-making which involves a mainly non-theatrical community in the production of a script usually based on a subject of local interest. It first appeared in England in the ...
David Belasco

David Belasco  

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(b. San Francisco, 25 July 1853; d. New York, 14 May 1931)Producer and playwright. Although Belasco started his theatrical career as an actor, he soon was staging and writing ...
David Hare

David Hare  

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(b. 1947), playwright.The British author of many sociopolitical plays, Hare was produced in New York perhaps more than any other English playwright during the last three decades of the ...
Dennis Scott

Dennis Scott  

(1939–91),Jamaican poet and playwright, born in Kingston, educated at the University of the West Indies at Mona and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was Director of the Jamaica School ...

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