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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Catherine Lacey

Catherine Lacey  

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(b. London, 6 May 1904; d. London, 23 Sept. 1979)Actress who toured with Mrs Patrick Campbell in Bayard Veiller's The Thirteenth Chair (1925). She took both classic and modern ...
Gaston Baty

Gaston Baty  

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(b. Pelussin, France, 26 May 1885; d. Pelussin, 13 Oct. 1952)Director. A member of the Cartel, Baty was much influenced by expressionism, the Russian ballet and puppet theatre. Not ...
Lacey, Catherine

Lacey, Catherine (1904–79)   Reference library

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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219 words

...Catherine ( 1904–79 ), English actress, who made her first appearance in Brighton with Mrs Patrick Campbell in 1925 and her London début later the same year. She first came into prominence as Leonora Yale in The Green Bay Tree ( 1933 ) by Mordaunt Shairp , and in 1935 was at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre , where she was seen as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra and Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew . A sensitive actress with great reserves of emotional strength, she made a deep impression as Amy O'Connell in Granville-Barker 's Waste ...

Vestris Family

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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3,272 words

...Le Pouvoir de l'Amour ( 1785 ), and Le Coq au Village ( 1787 ). After the French Revolution in 1789 , he returned to England and performed at the King's Theatre, where Noverre was directing the ballet. A man of many love affairs, Auguste married a young Opera dancer, Anne-Catherine Augier ( 1777–1809 ), who had made her debut in 1795 under the name of Mademoiselle Aimée, but marriage did not prevent him from continuing his many amorous liaisons. Among others, he had a notable affair with Marie-Adrienne Chameroy ( 1779–1802 ), a pupil of Gardel, a...

Opéra-ballet and Tragédie Lyrique

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,207 words

...l'Amour . Mademoiselle de La Fontaine 's solo dances created a sensation in this production. With her began the remarkable star system that dominated the French stage throughout the eighteenth century and brought forth such dancers as Françoise Prévost , Marie Sallé , Marie-Catherine Guyot , Marie Camargo , Michel Blondy , Claude Ballon , Louis Dupré , and the Dumoulin dynasty. See also entries on the principal figures mentioned herein. Anthony, James R. French Baroque Music from Beaujoyeulx to Rameau . Rev. ed. London, 1978. Anthony, James R. Some...

France

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
4,129 words

...of women playwrights, both those of the older generation, such as Marguerite Duras and Nathalie Sarraute , but also those of younger authors, many of whom had learned their craft as performers, such as Yasmina Reza , Catherine Anne , Philip Minyana and Olivier Py . The most notable new playwright to emerge in this period was Bernard-Marie Koltès whose play Struggle of the Dogs and the Black was chosen by Chéreau to open his new Théâtre des Amandiers at Nanterre in 1983 . Chéreau went on to stage all of Koltès' major plays until the premature...

Scenic Design

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
11,242 words

...designers in this style include Nadine Baylis and Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Sheer spectacle has become an aesthetic in some ballets. One of the most notable examples is Maurice Béjart 's Ballets du XX e Siècle, Brussels. His designers have included Dali, Bernard Daydé , Joelle Roustand , and Roger Bernard . The style is best described as eclectic, with various productions including projections, circus motifs, Renaissance entry wagons, and psychedelic imagery, as well as some conventional elements. Most important is the location of the performances, which has...

France

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
16,215 words

...though affected by various foreign influences during its evolution, continued to respect the basic principles originally defined by its dance teachers. Italian dancing masters appear to have played an important role in the Valois court of the sixteenth century. Henri II and Catherine de Médicis hired Pompeo Diobono and Virgilio Bracesco to teach their children, and their daughter Marguerite de Valois was the pupil of Paul de Rège , a Frenchman. Traditionally dancing was taught by members of the minstrels’ guilds, who were also violinists. The custom of...

United States of America

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
45,715 words

...role in bringing forth reconstructed early court-dance choreographies to European audiences. The Baroque Dance Ensemble under the direction of Shirley Wynne was the first such American company in Europe at Spoleto, Italy, in the summer of 1979 . Two of her company members, Catherine Turocy and Ann Jacoby , co-founders of the New York Baroque Dance Company, presented the premiere performance in Europe of Jean-Philippe Rameau 's opera Les Bordéades in Aix-en-Provence, France, in the summer of 1982 . As the turn of the twenty-first century approaches,...

Performing arts

Performing arts: c. 2800 BCE - 2009  

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2012

...Europe Netherlands 1905 1905 Gustav Mahler's cycle of five songs, Kindertotenlieder , is its first performance in Vienna Kindertotenlieder The Oxford Companion to Music 1 rev 1900s 20th century Music Austria 1905 1905 Bernard Shaw has two new plays opening in London in the same year, Major Barbara and Man and Superman Shaw, George Bernard (1856–1950) World Encyclopedia 1 Edwardian era 1900s 20th century Theatre Literature English literature Literature in English Drama War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain...

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