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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 ...
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 ...
Kaspar

Kaspar  

A: Peter Handke Pf: 1968, Frankfurt-am-Main Pb: 1967 Tr: 1969 G: Drama in 1 act (65 scenes); German prose and free verse S: Bare stage, indeterminate period C: 6m, 3 voices (m or f)Kaspar, an ...
Kriminalgeschichte

Kriminalgeschichte  

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Originally a somewhat loose term, has acquired the meaning of a specialized form in which a mysterious crime is investigated and explained, and has been further narrowed down to the ...
Michael Rudman

Michael Rudman  

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(1939– )American director in Britain. From the mid-1960s to the 1970s, he worked in regional repertory theatres, and was artistic director of the Hampstead Theatre Club until 1979. Subsequently he ...
Nimrod Theatre Company

Nimrod Theatre Company  

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Founded in Sydney in 1970 by John Bell, Richard Wherrett and Ken Horler, this was for over a decade Australia's most innovative company. From the outset its hallmark was its ...
Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder  

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(1946–1982)German actor, writer, and one of Germany's most influential film directors.Born in Bad-Worrishofen, Fassbinder joined the Munich Action Theatre in 1967, after drama training, and in 1968 ...

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