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Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder  

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(1898–1976)US sculptor and painter, who was one of the first artists to introduce movement into sculpture through his invention of mobiles.Although his grandfather and his father were both sculptors ...
Arts Council of Great Britain

Arts Council of Great Britain  

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The main channel for the distribution of public money in subsidies to the British theatre and other arts. It is in essence a continuation of the Council for the Encouragement ...
Dramatists Guild

Dramatists Guild  

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American advocacy organization for playwrights, composers, and lyricists. First organized in 1912, the Guild began writing contracts for dramatic authors in 1926. It has been continuously outspoken ...
Ellen Stewart

Ellen Stewart  

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(b. Alexandria, Los Angeles, 7 Oct. 1920)Producer. While working as a fashion designer she opened a boutique theatre in a New York basement in 1961 and launched the influential ...
finance

finance  

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Theatre has always been more than a performance by people for people: someone has to pay for the activity, with cash or its equivalent in gifts of time and labour. ...
folk art

folk art  

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The art, handicrafts, and decorative ornament produced by people who have had no formal art training but have an established tradition of styles and craftsmanship. A country or region may have a ...
Great Society

Great Society  

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The Great Society is the name that President Lyndon Baines Johnson gave to the outpouring of social and economic policies enacted in the United States during the 1960s. New initiatives ...
Holly Hughes

Holly Hughes  

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(1955– )American playwright and performance artist. Her plays such as The Well of Horniness (1983) and The Lady Dick (1985), darkly comic ensemble pieces that foreground lesbian sexuality and parody ...
Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander  

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(b. Boston, 28 Oct. 1939)Actress. Her understated performances, both on stage and in film, attracted notice in the 1970s. Her most notable early stage performance was in Howard Sackler's ...
JoAnne Akalaitis

JoAnne Akalaitis  

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(b. 1937), director.One of the American theatre's most controversial artists, she has worked with many different groups over the years, often inciting praise and outrage at her unconventional ...
John Fleck

John Fleck  

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(1951– )American actor and performance artist. Born in Cleveland, Fleck put aside his early aspirations to the Catholic priesthood and became a stage, film, and television actor. He has tried ...
Karen Finley

Karen Finley  

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(b. Chicago, 1956)Performance artist. Trained as a visual artist, she turned to performance shortly after her father commited suicide when she was 21. Her performances typically express a rage ...
Law and Art

Law and Art  

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To treat legal issues as they relate to art and aesthetics, this entry comprises seven essays:Conceptual OverviewAesthetic Concepts in LawCultural PropertyGovernment-Funded Art and the First ...
Lloyd Goodrich

Lloyd Goodrich  

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(1897–1987).Museum director, curator, and art writer. His discerning support for American art of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries was exceptional in a period when European art was more ...
national theatre movement, North America

national theatre movement, North America  

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The idea of a national theatre reflected broader movements for national self-definition, especially after independence and during periods of social upheaval or revolution. National theatre debates in ...
Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway  

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Term used collectively of theatres and plays outside the orbit of the New York mainstream theatre located on or near Broadway. Off-Broadway arose in the 1950s because of the high ...
Politics and Aesthetics

Politics and Aesthetics  

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To clarify both the politics of art and the ways in which aesthetics has embraced or excluded politics, this entry comprises six essays:Historical and Conceptual OverviewCulture and Political ...
Roger L. Stevens

Roger L. Stevens  

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(b. Detroit, 12 March 1910; d. Washington DC, 2 Feb. 1998)Producer. Stevens turned to the theatre only after making a substantial fortune in real estate. In 1951 he joined ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe

San Francisco Mime Troupe  

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Although this California company began doing silent mime plays, it soon evolved into a “collective” of artists more interested in avant‐garde performance pieces and highly stylized dramatics that ...
Stanley Kauffmann

Stanley Kauffmann  

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(b. New York City, 24 April 1916)Critic, novelist, essayist and playwright. Kauffmann graduated from New York University in 1935, while working as an actor and stage manager for the ...

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