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Abdelkader Farrah

(1926– ) Algerian-born designer, teacher, and self-taught painter. In 1949 he was commissioned to paint a 100 m (330 feet) square mural for the Carmelite College at ...

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Pamela Howard

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Abdelkader ( 1926–  ) Algerian-born designer, teacher, and self-taught painter. In 1949 he was commissioned to paint a 100 m (330 feet) square mural for the Carmelite College at Fontainebleau, which was seen by various directors and resulted in his first theatre design, Saint-Saëns's Samson and Delilah ( Amsterdam , 1953 ). He became head of design at the National Drama Centre in Strasbourg, working with the director Michel Saint-Denis ( 1955–61 ), who brought him to the Royal Shakespeare Company as associate designer, with special...

Farrah, Abdelkader

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Abdelkader ( 1926–2006 ) Algerian -born designer , teacher , and self-taught painter . His first design was Saint-Saëns's Samson and Delilah (Amsterdam, 1953 ). He became head of design at the National Drama Centre in Strasbourg, working with Michel *Saint-Denis ( 1955–61 ), who brought him to the *Royal Shakespeare Company as associate designer, with responsibility for the experimental studio which Saint-Denis conducted ( 1962–4 ). With Tom Fleming , Farrah launched the Royal Lyceum Company, Edinburgh, and promoted the participation of...

Abdelkader Farrah

Abdelkader Farrah  

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(1926– )Algerian-born designer, teacher, and self-taught painter. In 1949 he was commissioned to paint a 100 m (330 feet) square mural for the Carmelite College at Fontainebleau, which was seen ...

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