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audience control

audience control  

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Throughout the history of the theatre, practitioners have attempted a variety of physical, psychological, and policing strategies to influence, direct, and regulate the audience's experience of ...
auditory illusion

auditory illusion  

Any illusion of hearing. See audiogravic illusion, audiogyral illusion, auditory staircase illusion, binaural shift, melodic paradox, missing fundamental illusion, phonemic restoration, semitone ...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh  

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A tropical low-lying country of the Indian subcontinent.Physical.Situated at the head of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh is mainly occupied by the deltas of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. It is a land ...
Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza  

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 (1632–77) Leading Dutch-Jewish philosopher,banned by the Portuguese Jewish community in 1656, probably because of his criticisms of the Scriptures (but possibly because of a financial dispute with ...
Bayreuth

Bayreuth  

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A town in northern Bavaria, home of the Festspielhaus designed by Wagner and site of the annual festival, established in 1876, devoted to his operas. See festivals, 4; opera houses.[...]
Bernardo Antonio Vittone

Bernardo Antonio Vittone  

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(1702–70).One of the supreme masters of Piedmontese Baroque. He edited Guarini's Architettura Civile for publication by the Theatine Order (1737), but is known primarily for his churches in which the ...
Bibiena family

Bibiena family  

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Italian painters, architects, and scenographers. Students of the baroque, an age that loved illusion, they adopted an exuberant style that made use of new architectural forms, ornate columns, trompe ...
Blauwe Maandag Compagnie

Blauwe Maandag Compagnie  

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Belgian troupe founded in 1984 when actor-director Luk Perceval abandoned the conservative Koninklijke Nederlandse Schouwburg at Antwerp. With Guy Joosten, he launched a new fringe company with Ghent ...
blindness, recovery from

blindness, recovery from  

In 1688 William Molyneax sent a letter to John Locke asking whether a man, born blind, who had learnt to distinguish a globe and cube by touch, would be able ...
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 ...
cacogeusia

cacogeusia  

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The sensation or illusion of an unpleasant taste, not related to the ingestion of specific substances and often caused by a neurological disorder e.g. epilepsy.
cacosmia

cacosmia  

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The hallucination or illusion of an unpleasant smell in the nostrils. Also spelt kakosmia. See also anosmia, dysosmia, hyperosmia, hyposmia, parosmia, specific anosmia. [From Greek kakos bad + osme a ...
Carlo Gozzi

Carlo Gozzi  

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(1720–1806),Italian dramatist, who tried to reform the moribund commedia dell'arte in the mid-18th century by using its characters and methods, but not its subject-matter, for a new type of ...
Caspar Neher

Caspar Neher  

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(1897–1962)German designer, whose career was inextricably linked with that of his schoolfriend Bertolt Brecht. From 1918 to 1922 Neher studied in Munich. His first stage design was for Kleist's ...
change blindness

change blindness  

Failure to notice a change in the visual field occurring during a saccade or when vision is otherwise interrupted. Compare inattentional blindness, motion-induced blindness.
coding and Decoding

coding and Decoding  

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The process of encrypting messages in code or cipher for transmission and decrypting by authorized persons of such messages at the receiving end. The decrypting of code or cipher messages by ...
cognitive illusion

cognitive illusion  

An illusion in the cognitive domain, one of the best known examples being the size-weight illusion, although it is also a tactile illusion. See also experimentally induced false memory, ...
colour perception: constancy and contrast

colour perception: constancy and contrast  

From the time of the ancient Greeks, philosophers have cast doubt on the veracity of the senses, because their reports of the outside world are inherently subjective. Colour is the ...
consciousness

consciousness  

The state of being conscious (1, 2); the normal mental condition of the waking state of humans, characterized by the experience of perceptions, thoughts, feelings, awareness of the external world, ...
curtain

curtain  

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Screen separating the stage from the auditorium. It was introduced into European theatres with the advent of enclosed theatre buildings in the 16th and 17th centuries. In the English theatre ...

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