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Nadar

1820–1910), French photographer, and a central figure in the extraordinary expansion of photography in the mid‐19th century. An exact contemporary of Charles Nègre and Gustave Le ...

Phul, Gurdial Singh

Phul, Gurdial Singh (1911–84)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
198 words

...plays derived from the lives of the Sikh Gurus and the adventures of martial heroes, notably Jin sach palle hoi (‘Those with Truth on Their Side’, 1969 ), Tatti vau na lagai (‘No Hot Wind Scorches’, 1970 ), Asin dun savai hoi (‘We Grow Manifold’, 1972 ), and Nanak nadri nadar nihal (‘Nanak, Bestower of Grace’, 1973 ). These commemorate the sublime vision that the Gurus preached to dispel darkness from people's minds and celebrate the heroism that Sikhs in the seventeenth century displayed while fighting Mughal forces. Since their awareness of Sikh...

Estorino, Abelardo

Estorino, Abelardo   Reference library

Magaly Muguercia

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
198 words

...until 1985 . The country's crisis of values following the disappearance of the international socialist bloc was the reference point of Parece blanca ( She Does Look White , 1994 ). His other plays include Las vacas gordas ( Times of Plenty , 1962 ), Las penas saben nadar ( Regrets Do Not Drown in Alcohol , 1989 ), Vagos rumores ( Vague Rumours , 1992 ), and El baile ( The Dance , 2000 ). Estorino usually directs his own plays. Magaly...

Photography

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
6,510 words

...of the arch. To appreciate the scope of Nadar's achievement here, both in terms of artistry and dance information, one should consult other contemporary images of Livry, especially those of her in her Herculaneum costume, such as Disdéri's photographic portrait and the placid lithograph by Marie-Alexandre Alophe . Nadar photographed other dancers, among them Mistinguett (Jenne-Marie Bourgeois), Marie Petipa (Marius's first wife), and La Goulue ( Louise Weber ) in a split. During the 1850s, Nadar's brother, Adrien Tournachon , also made several...

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