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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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
collaboration

collaboration  

The issue of collaborative writing calls into question many traditional notions about authorship, texts, and textual production, notions that have been instrumental in evaluating women's writing in ...
copyright

copyright  

The legal ownership of the content and arrangement of a literary or artistic work (including computer software) in any medium, including the right to control its reproduction, normally at least ...
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 ...
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 ...
dialogue

dialogue  

1 Vocal work, mainly from medieval times to 17th cent., in which echo, alternation, or contrast suggested spoken dialogue.2 Spoken dialogue is used in some types of opera, e.g. Fr. opéra‐comique, ...
didaskalia

didaskalia  

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Lit. ‘teaching’, came to be used in Greece as the standard term for the production of a performance at a dramatic festival. Dithyrambs, tragedies, satyr‐plays (see satyric drama), and comedies were ...
directing/director

directing/director  

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Directing is the process of governing preparation for a theatrical performance. In the twentieth century a single person normally exercised this power, now usually called in English the director ...
dramaturgy

dramaturgy  

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[dram-ă-ter-ji]The theory and practice of drama, now usually called dramatics. A dramaturge or dramaturgist is a playwright, or in some contexts (especially German) a literary adviser or theatrical ...
International Theatre Institute

International Theatre Institute  

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In the aftermath of the Second World War, as nations were drawing up new boundaries, a group of theatre leaders met in Paris under the auspices of UNESCO to find ...
Juan Ruiz de Alarcón y Mendoza

Juan Ruiz de Alarcón y Mendoza  

(1580–1639),dramatist of Spain's Golden Age, rival and enemy of Lope de Vega Carpio. Born in Mexico City, he went to Spain in 1600 and attained eminence in the law ...
Juilliard School

Juilliard School  

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Amer. mus. coll. in NY. Named after Augustus D. Juilliard (b at sea, 1836; d NY, 1919), NY cotton merchant, who left around 20 million dollars for creation of Juilliard Musical Foundation, 1920. ...
manager

manager  

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The designated official responsible for management in an organization. This official generally works with and supervises the persons responsible for carrying out assigned tasks and reports to a ...
Marco Praga

Marco Praga  

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(1862–1929)Italian playwright and critic. Praga dominated the Italian stage at the turn of the century. Companies interested in the new realistic (verismo) style premièred his plays: Virginia Marini ...
melodrama in Dickens's writing

melodrama in Dickens's writing  

As a pejorative term, ‘melodrama’ has often been used as a stick to beat Dickens with. His stagey villains, too-good heroines, improbable plots, and heightened rhetoric bear close relation to ...
metatheatre

metatheatre  

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A term used by American playwright Lionel Abel (1910–2001) in 1963 to define what he saw as a new genre of contemporary play, such as Death of a Salesman by ...
mime

mime  

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The art of telling a story or describing an emotion without the use of words: the expression of action and feeling through gesture, movement, and facial expression. Classical ballet evolved its own ...
Norah Richards

Norah Richards  

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(1876–1971)Irish director in India. In 1911 she accompanied her husband, a Unitarian minister, to the Punjab, when he was appointed professor of English at the Dyal Singh College, Lahore. ...

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