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bare life

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in ...

Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark (1835–1910)   Quick reference

An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2013

...Mark ( 1835–1910 ) ‘the most celebrated thing in Shakespeare’; from Huckleberry Finn ( 1884 ) To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin That makes calamity of so long life: For who would fardels bear, till Birnam Wood do come to Dunsinane. But that the fear of something after death, Murders the innocent sleep, Great nature's second course, And makes us rather sling the arrows of outrageous fortune Than fly to others that we know not of. There's the respect must give us pause: Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst, For who would bear...

bad quarto

bad quarto   Quick reference

An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...world, Scorned by the right rich, the rich curssed of the poore? The Prince of Denmarke The widow being oppressed, the orphan wrong'd, The taste of hunger, or a tirants raigne, And thousand more calamities besides, To grunt and sweate vnder this weary life, When that he may his full quietus make, With a bare bodkin, who would this indure, But for a hope of something after death? Which pusles the braine, and doth confound the sence, Which makes vs rather beare those euilles we haue, Than flie to others that we know not of. I that, O this conscience makes...

Relâche

Relâche   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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328 words

... Scenic Design . Banes, Sally . An Introduction to the Ballets Suédois . Ballet Review 7 (1978–1979): 28–59. Beaumont, Cyril W. Complete Book of Ballets . London, 1937. Camfield, William . Dada Experiment: Francis Picabia and the Creation of Relâche . In Nancy Van Norman Baer , ed. Paris Modern: The Swedish Ballet 1920–1925 . San Francisco, 1995. Carroll, Noël . Entr'acte, Paris, and Dada . Millennium Film Journal 1 (Winter 1977–1978). Häger, Bengt . Ballets Suédois . Translated by Ruth Sharman . New York, 1990. Shattuck, Roger . The Banquet...

Vitez, Antoine

Vitez, Antoine (20 Dec. 1930)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...by Vilar and Brecht , he achieved his own style in four famous 1978 Molière productions. Gesture and posture on a bare stage focused critical dramatic moments, creating a desired instability. His productions at Chaillot after 1981 (remodelled to his designs when the Théâtre National Populaire left) from 1981 included Britannicus and Hernani . Administrator of the Comédie-Française from 1988 , he died rehearsing Brecht's Life of Galileo ( 1990 ). Terry Hodgson A-F. Benhamou et al., Antoine Vitez: toutes les mises-en-scène ...

Market Theatre

Market Theatre   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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... Athol Fugard , including Master Harold … and the Boys . The main auditorium re-opened in 1997 , seating 450, two years after the theatre received its first state subsidy from the new democratically elected government. Charles London M. Benson , Athol Fugard and Barney Simon: Bare Stage, a Few Props, Great Theatre (1997) A. Fuchs , Playing the Market: The Market Theatre, Johannesburg, 1976–1986 ...

Walkowitz, Abraham

Walkowitz, Abraham (1878)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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418 words

...Jewish Museum ( 1949 ). Failing eyesight, which began in his fifties, prevented Walkowitz from pursuing his profession in later life. A prodigious body of early work, however, indissolubly links him to the dance and choreography of Isadora Duncan. Walkowitz, Abraham . Isadora Duncan in Her Dances . Girard, Kansas, 1945. Werner, Alfred . Abraham Walker Rediscovered . American Artist 43 (August 1979): 54–59. Nancy Van Norman ...

Durang, Christopher

Durang, Christopher (2 Jan. 1949)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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194 words

...( 1994 ); and Sex and Longing ( 1996 ), which satirized both sexual mores in America and their effect on politics, and was not well received in its initial Broadway production. Betty's Summer Vacation ( 1999 ), however, won an Obie Award and once more showed Durang with teeth bared, this time satirizing television talk shows and reality-based programming. He has also performed his comedic nightclub satire, Chris Durang and Dawne . M. Elizabeth...

sport and the theatre

sport and the theatre   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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590 words

..., who lectured on Shakespeare and was a friend of Shaw and Wilder , Gentleman Jim Corbett , who briefly became a Broadway leading man, Rocky Graziano , Max Baer and Maxie Rosenbloom , all of whom tried their hand at acting, and, more recently, Barry McGuigan and Frank Bruno , who both appeared in pantomime. The Great White Hope ( 1967 ) by Howard Sackler was based on the life of Jack Johnson , the first black heavyweight world champion. Boxing also figures in Golden Boy ( 1937 ) by Clifford Odets . Other sports that feature in plays...

Rodin, Auguste

Rodin, Auguste (12 November 1840)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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855 words

...also Artists and Dance , article on Artists and Dance, 1760–1929 . Elsen, Albert E. Rodin . New York, 1963. Elsen, Albert , and Kirk Varnedoe . The Drawings of Rodin . New York, 1971. Rodin, Auguste . Art . Translated by Mrs. Romilly Fedden . Boston, 1912. Nancy Van Norman ...

Marceau [Manager], Marcel

Marceau [Manager], Marcel (22 March 1923)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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...Marceau became internationally famous. In the style exercises ( pantomimes de style ) he elaborated on the possibilities of the fixed point in space to achieve illusions like leaning against walls, walking on the spot, going up stairs or struggling against the wind — all on a bare stage. It was through the character of Bip, however, that Marceau's mime technique came most vividly alive, blending humour and pathos. Here he departed from the classicism of Decroux to revive the more romantic spirit of Jean-Gaspard Deburau ( 1796–1846 ) and the...

Angiolini, Gaspero

Angiolini, Gaspero (9 Feb. 1731)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...dancers as well as an impeccable technique. He composed his works almost in the form of classical Greek tragedies with a limited number of soloists and a chorus. Unlike Noverre whose own narrative ballets were accompanied by lengthy explanatory programme notes, he supplied only a bare outline of the plot, insisting that the dancers' ‘silent speech’ was sufficiently eloquent to convey the material. In 1762 he left Vienna for a year to join Hilverding as assistant ballet master in St Petersburg and in 1766 succeeded him there as ballet master. He...

Dance of Death

Dance of Death   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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1,302 words

...New York, 1935. Manasse, Ernst M. The Dance Motive of the Latin Dance of Death . Medievalia et Humanistica 4 (1946): 83–103. McDonald, William C. On the Charnel House as a Poetic Motif: Villon and German Poetry on Death . Fifteenth-Century Studies 19 (1992): 101–145. Meyer-Baer, Kathi . Music of the Spheres and the Dance of Death . Princeton, 1970. Rosenfeld, Hellmut . Der mittelalterliche Totentanz: Entstehung, Entwicklung, Bedeutung . 2d ed. Cologne, 1954. Rowlandson, Thomas . Drawings for “The English Dance of Death.” San Marino, Calif., 1966....

Noguchi, Isamu

Noguchi, Isamu (17 November 1904)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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590 words

...Shaker furniture to eliminate all the nonessentials and arrive at an architectural essence of the stark American pioneer spirit. His set for Herodiade ( 1944 ) was more specifically sculptural—a chair, a mirror, a clothes rack, forms suggesting Salome's skeletal framework laid bare. Altogether Noguchi designed twenty settings for Graham, from 1935 to 1967 , many of which included props and pieces of jewelry that she blended into her choreographic symbolism. Among the most successful were Dark Meadow ( 1946 ), Cave of the Heart ( 1946 ), Errand into the...

Copeau, Jacques

Copeau, Jacques (4 Feb. 1879)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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668 words

...‘unbridled commercialization’ of the star-based boulevard theatre in Paris, so he set up the tiny Latin Quarter Théâtre du Vieux Colombier ( 1913 ) to establish a bridgehead for the total regeneration of the theatre through a return to basic principles: all that was needed was a bare stage. In order to entice writers of quality back to the theatre, Copeau wanted reform in three main areas which pre-occupied him in varying degrees throughout his career: the text, the acting area and training. Celebrated for his public dramatic readings, he was one of the first...

Humphrey, Doris

Humphrey, Doris (17 Oct. 1895)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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538 words

...in Chicago and in 1913 began teaching ballroom dance. In 1917 she attended the Denishawn school in Los Angeles and was taken into the company where she danced until 1928 , when she left to found a school and company in New York with Weidman. Her own choreography was stripped bare of spectacle and virtuosity and was based on the principle of ‘dancing from the inside out’, i.e. devising movement specially to express specific emotional and physical states. While Graham's technique was based on the opposition of contraction and release, Humphrey's was based on...

Fugard, [Harold] Athol

Fugard, [Harold] Athol (11 June 1932)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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871 words

...Fugard has also assayed other literary forms; he has published a novel, Tsotsi ( 1980 ), a volume of selections from his remarkable diary, published as Notebooks: 1960–1977 ( 1983 ), and Cousins: A Memoir ( 1997 ). Ronald Ayling Mary Benson , Athol Fugard and Barney Simon: Bare Stage, a Few Props, Great Theatre (1997) Stephen Gray , File on Fugard (1991) Margarate Seidenspinner , Exploring the Labyrinth: Athol Fugard's Approach to South African Drama (1986) Russell Vandenbroucke , Truths the Hand Can Touch: The Theatre of Athol Fugard (1985)...

MEG

MEG   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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902 words

...‘other’ part. Then a funny thing began to happen on our journey towards opening night: this group of young artists who had lived through so much together during the years in the Studio, began to grow closer than ever before. Tears began to flow in rehearsal as emotions were laid bare, hairs began to stand up on end as chords were hit perfectly in tune, and we began to enter into this story with all of our efforts. Additional music would trickle in, and it was trying, to say the least—each of us was stretched to our limits and challenged in ways as never...

Duncan, Isadora

Duncan, Isadora (26 May 1877)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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823 words

...She believed that the solar plexus was the source of all movement, and her dancing, unlike ballet, acknowledged gravity and the body's weight. Her vocabulary was composed of simple runs, skips, and jumps; large, expressive gestures and playful mime. She danced barelegged and with bare feet in loose, filmy tunics, and, rebelling against the prevailing view that great classical music was inappropriate for dance, she used the scores of Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Schubert, among others. Her professional career began as an actress in the troupe of Augustin...

Kirstein, Lincoln

Kirstein, Lincoln (4 May 1907)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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3,811 words

...in Review: Forty Years of the New York City Ballet . New York, 1977. Reynolds, Nancy . In His Image: Diaghilev and Lincoln Kirstein. In The Ballets Russes and Its World , edited by Nancy Baer and Lynn Garafola . New Haven, 1997. Russell, John . Lincoln Kirstein: A Life in Art . New York Times Magazine (20 June 1982). Schwartz, Sanford . An Aristocrat of Life and Culture. In Schwartz's The Art Presence . New York, 1982. Simmonds, Harvey . Lincoln Kirstein: The Published Writings, 1922–1977 . New York, 1978. Covers more than four hundred writings...

Green Table, The

Green Table, The   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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789 words

...The twisted rhetoric and sham obeisances of diplomatic intercourse soon deteriorate into physical aggression, and the scene ends abruptly with pistol shots and a sudden blackout. In the succeeding scenes, the stage is bare and the lighting dim; spotlights follow the action. Death first appears alone, a powerful presence snuffing out life under his stamping feet and arms like scyths. War and its effects are depicted in the next six scenes. While the characters are archetypal, the women and their fate are more individually portrayed than the men. Like an...

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