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anti-play

anti-play  

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A theatre work in which the creator sets out to subvert and counter the theatrical conventions of the day, e.g. by the use of long silences, inactivity, nonsequential plotting or ...
Austria

Austria  

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At the beginning of the twentieth century Austrian theatre's outstanding figures were members of the Young Vienna group of artists, the playwrights Hermann Bahr, Arthur Schnitzler and Hugo Von ...
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 ...
Burgtheater

Burgtheater  

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Founded in 1741 as the Habsburg court theatre in Vienna, in 1776 Emperor Josef II designated it as a ‘German National Theatre’. The Burgtheater's first flowering came under Joseph Schreyvogel ...
Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill  

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(1938– ),playwright, born in London, and educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Most of her plays, predominantly radical and feminist in tone, have been performed at the Royal Court Theatre, in ...
character

character  

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In narrative generally, a character is a person depicted within a story, either through description or direct speech; in drama the term usually refers only to persons portrayed by actors. ...
Chelsea Theatre Center

Chelsea Theatre Center  

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One of the leading Off-Off-Broadway companies, set up in 1965 under the direction of Robert Kalfin and for the next 25 years was to stage American productions of some of ...
Claus Peymann

Claus Peymann  

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(b. Germany, 1937)Director. He joined the Frankfurt Theater am Turm in 1966 when the company was experimenting with democratic self-management, an ideal situation for Peymann, who had trained during ...
Delphine Seyrig

Delphine Seyrig  

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(1932–90),Lebanese-born French actress, who became well known in the early 1960s through Resnais's film L'Année dernière à Marienbad and her performance as Nina in Chekhov's The Seagull. The ...
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter

Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter  

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A story by P. Handke, published in 1970. The goalkeeper facing the penalty kick is intended as an image of a man who does not himself initiate action but reacts ...
Die Wiederholung

Die Wiederholung  

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By P. Handke, published in 1986, is a story of self-discovery whose structure is based on Handke's conception of the function of ‘repetitions’, the subject of an earlier volume, Phantasien ...
Eugene Lee

Eugene Lee  

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(b. 1939), scenic designer.Long associated with the Trinity Repertory Theatre and the Dallas Theatre Center, Lee received wider recognition when he designed striking environmental settings for Slave ...
Gruppe 47

Gruppe 47  

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Informal German-language authors’ association founded in 1947 and headed by Hans Werner Richter. Highly important to German postwar literature, the group met yearly to read and discuss members’ work ...
Hampstead Theatre Club

Hampstead Theatre Club  

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This north London club became a classic upmarket fringe theatre. It opened in the multi-purpose Moreland Hall in 1959, producing London premières of plays by Pinter and Ionesco. In 1962 ...
Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter (1942– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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(Griffen/Kärnten, Austria, 1942– ),

whose father was a German soldier, was brought up by his mother and stepfather. After the

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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(1942– )

Austrian playwright and novelist. His literary career began with prose works, but his controversial Publikumsbeschimpfung (Offending the Audience...

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter   Reference library

Günter Berghaus

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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(1942– )

Austrian playwright and novelist. After studying law in Graz he established a literary career with his prose works ...

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter (6 Dec. 1942)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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345 words

(b. Griffen, Carinthia, Austria, 6 Dec. 1942)

Writer of novels, stories, poems, essays, films and plays. Though better

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter   Reference library

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

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2003
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187 words

(1942– ),

Austrian dramatist and novelist, who first attracted attention with his provocatively anti-theatrical Publikumsbeschimpfung (Offending the Audience...

Julien Schoenaerts

Julien Schoenaerts  

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(1925–2006)Greatest Flemish actor of the post-war period. After his studies at the Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp, Schoenaerts joined the Royal Dutch theatre (National Theatre) in Antwerp, acted ...

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