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Abe

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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4 words

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Abé

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010

... Ethnic group of the Côte d’Ivoire, also known as the Abbe or Abbey. The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire . One of some five dozen ethnic groups in the region, the Abé speak a Niger-Congo language. Linguistically and culturally, they belong to the Akan group. See also Languages, African: An Overview . Ari...

Abe, Kongo

Abe, Kongo (1900)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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Current Version:
2013

..., Kongo Japanese , 20th century, male. Born 1900 , in Tokyo. Painter . Kongo Abe spent time in France when Surrealism was emerging. The movement had a great influence on him and he introduced Surrealist ideas to Japan on his...

ABE fermentation

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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Current Version:
2014

...ABE fermentation Another name for the Weizmann process used for the production of acetone, butanol, and ethanol using the acid-resistant bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum. ...

Page Abe

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A Dictionary of World Mythology

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Current Version:
2003

...Abe America Literally, ‘father sun’. Creator deity of the Tukano Indians, who live in the upper reaches of the Amazon, along the Colombian-Brazilian border. In the beginning, say the Tukano, there were the sun, Page Abe, and the moon, called Nyami Abe or ‘nocturnal sun’. Since Nyami Abe had no wife, he was lonely and tried to force the sun's wife: hearing of it, Page Abe deprived the moon of his feather head-dress and ordered him to keep away from the family. Never again did the sun and the moon share the same quarter of the sky. After this dispute, Page...

Abe, Shunpo

Abe, Shunpo (1877)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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Current Version:
2013

..., Shunpo Japanese , 20th century, male. Born 1877 ; died 1956 . Painter . In the exhibition of Japanese art organised by the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris in 1929 , Shunpo Abe's work was included in the entitled Contemporary Classical School rather than the traditional Japanese painting...

Abe, Nobuya

Abe, Nobuya (1913)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

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Current Version:
2013

..., Nobuya Japanese , 20th century, male. Born 1913 , in Niigata. Painter . Nobuya Abe was self-taught. He was one of the founders of the Bunka Kyokai (Art Culture Association). Although traditional in origin, his painting evolved into informal abstraction. His work has been represented in numerous exhibitions throughout the world, including the São Paulo Biennale in 1951 and the International Pittsburgh Exhibition in 1952 . Abe also took part in the Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art held in New Orleans in 1950...

Abe Kōbō

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
205 words

... Kōbō ( 1924–93 ) Japanese existentialist novelist , playwright , and director . The experience of being raised in Manchuria and repatriated to Japan after the war bred in Abe a sense of rootless individualism, an aversion to nationalist ideologies, and an abiding suspicion of authority. His influences ranged from Dostoevsky and Heidegger to Kafka and *Beckett . Beginning with The Uniform ( 1955 ), Abe wrote some twenty plays, including Slave Hunt ( 1955 ), The Ghost Is Here ( 1959 ; trans. 1993 ), You, Too, Are Guilty ( 1965 ; trans. 1979 ), ...

Abe Kōbō

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M. Cody Poulton

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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

... Kōbō ( 1924–93 ) Japanese existentialist novelist, playwright, and director. The experience of being raised in Manchuria and repatriated to Japan after the war bred in Abe a sense of rootless individualism, an aversion to nationalist ideologies, and an abiding suspicion of authority. His literary and philosophical influences ranged from Dostoevsky and Heidegger to Kafka and Beckett . Beginning with The Uniform (1955), Abe wrote some twenty plays, including Slave Hunt (1955), The Ghost Is Here (1959; trans. 1993), You, Too, Are Guilty (1965; trans....

Abe Shinzō

Abe Shinzō (21 Sep. 1954)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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498 words

... Abe Shinzō (b. Nagato , 21 Sep. 1954 ) Prime Minister of Japan 2006–7 , 2012–2020 The grandson of Prime Minister Kishi Nobusuke , he graduated in political sciences from Seikei University and took up a position at Kobe Steel Company. He became an assistant to his father, Abe Shintaro , at the Foreign Ministry in 1982 , and in 1993 he entered the House of Representatives for the Liberal Democratic Party ( LDP ). In 2003 , he became Secretary General of the LDP, and in 2005 Koizumi appointed him to the pivotal role of Chief Cabinet...

Burrows, Abe

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
131 words

...Abe [ né Abram Solman Borowitz ] ( 1910–85 ), librettist and director . The native New Yorker turned to the stage after writing for radio and television, striking gold with his first venture: the highly successful Guys and Dolls ( 1950 ), whose libretto was co‐written with Jo Swerling . His later hits were Can‐Can ( 1953 ); Silk Stockings ( 1955 ), written in collaboration with George S. Kaufman and Leueen McGrath ; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ( 1961 ); and Cactus Flower ( 1965 ), a play adapted from the...

Feder, Abe

Feder, Abe (1909–97)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
66 words

...Abe ( 1909–97 ), lighting designer . A native of Milwaukee, he studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology before providing the lighting for Trick for Trick in 1932 . Subsequently he designed the lighting for dozens of plays and musicals, including the original My Fair Lady ( 1956 ). He created the basic lighting arrangements for many new theatres, including Washington's Kennedy Center, and taught workshops in several...

Abe, Komei

Abe, Komei (1911)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
125 words

..., Komei ( b Hiroshima , 1911 ; d Tokyo , 2006 ) Japanese composer and conductor . Prof. of comp., Kyoto Univ. of Arts 1969–74 . Works incl.: Theme and Variations , orch ( 1936 ); vc conc. ( 1942 ); pf conc. ( 1945 ); sym. No.1 ( 1957 ), No.2 ( 1960 ); Serenade ( 1963 ); Sinfonietta ( 1965 ); Variations on a Subject by Grieg , brass ens ( 1972 ); 14 str qts ( 1935–92 ); 2 fl sonatas ( 1948 , 1949 ); cl qnt ( 1942 ); pf sextet ( 1964 ); pf sonatina ( 1970 ); 3 sonatas for children, pf ( 1972 ); Kaze No Yukue , sop., pf ( 1993 ); Kareno...

Burrows, Abe

Burrows, Abe (1910–1985)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
220 words

...Abe [born Abram Solman Borowitz ] ( 1910–1985 ). Stage director and writer . One of Broadway's best musical comedy librettists, he was also a very accomplished director. A native New Yorker, Burrows worked as an accountant and then as a commercial broker before taking up writing for radio, television, and films. He became well known as a chat show host on CBS radio in the 1940s and his written and spoken wit was soon in demand. Burrows entered the theatre when the producers of Guys and Dolls ( 1950 ) hired him to rewrite the libretto during its...

Burrows, Abe

Burrows, Abe (18 Dec. 1910)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
107 words

...Abe [ Abram Solman Borowitz ] (b. New York , 18 Dec. 1910 ; d. New York , 17 May 1985 ) Playwright and director . Burrows wrote for radio and early television before turning to the stage as co-librettist with Jo Swerling for Guys and Dolls ( 1950 ). His later hits, often written in collaboration with others, were Can-Can ( 1953 ), Silk Stockings ( 1955 ), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying ( 1961 , Pulitzer Prize) and his translation of a French comedy, Cactus Flower ( 1965 ). He served as director for many of the plays...

Feder, Abe

Feder, Abe (27 June 1909)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
117 words

...Abe (b. Milwaukee, Wisc. , 27 June 1909 ; d. New York , 24 April 1997 ) Lighting designer . After studying at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, he launched his career by creating the lighting for Trick for Trick ( 1929 ). He then did much designing for the Federal Theater Project , and in later years often devoted himself to working with interesting productions that promised little commercial success. At the same time he also worked on dozens of major Broadway shows, such as I'd Rather Be Right ( 1937 ), The Skin of our Teeth ( 1942 ), and...

Feder, Abe

Feder, Abe   Reference library

Mark Fearnow

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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

...Abe ( 1909–97 ) American lighting designer . Trained as an architect at Carnegie Institute, Feder was a prime inventor of the art of lighting design. He devised lighting for 300 Broadway shows, including landmark productions— Four Saints in Three Acts ( 1934 ), the Federal Theatre Project productions of Macbeth , Dr Faustus , and The Cradle Will Rock directed by Orson Welles between 1935 and 1938 ; and the musicals My Fair Lady ( 1956 ) and Camelot ( 1960 ). A noted architectural lighting designer, Feder illuminated Rockefeller...

Tuzu abe

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The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
141 words

...Tuzu abe . Friction sticks of the Lugbara people of Uganda. They are rubbed against a sounding board ( oguru ) during the nyabmi tuzu dance. The board is sprinkled with crushed charcoal and fitted and sealed into a trench dug in the ground, about 10 cm deep and 40 by 150 cm along the sides, acting as a resonator. Three girls kneel close to one end of the board, each with a stick held almost at right angles to the board, and rub the stick against the board in slow, measured motion. The length of the stroke is determined by the length of the note, while pressure...

Burrows, Abe

Burrows, Abe   Reference library

Samuel L. Leiter

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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

...Abe ( 1910–85 ) American playwright, librettist, lyricist, and director, who broke into show business in the 1930s on the Catskill Mountain ‘Borscht Belt’. In 1939 he began a successful career as a Hollywood radio writer and performer, and was partly responsible for the popular show Duffy's Tavern . His Broadway career commenced with his collaboration on the book of the classic musical Guys and Dolls (with Frank Loesser , 1950 ), which earned him a Tony award . Burrows wrote either the book or lyrics for such later musicals as Can-Can ...

Burrows, Abe

Burrows, Abe   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
171 words

...Abe ( 1910–85 ) American playwright , lyricist , and director , who broke into show business in the 1930s on the Catskill Mountain ‘Borscht Belt’. In 1939 he began a successful career as a Hollywood radio writer and performer, and was partly responsible for the popular show Duffy's Tavern . His Broadway career commenced with his collaboration on the book of the *musical Guys and Dolls (with *Loesser , 1950 ), which earned him a Tony award. Burrows wrote either the book or lyrics for such later musicals as Can-Can ( 1953 ), Silk Stockings ...

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