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An exhibition stand in which products and services or other information are displayed or demonstrated. A whole section of the marketing industry has grown out of the renting and display of ...

Nigeria

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
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30,636 words
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...Also, most of the popular music and advertisements glamorize sexuality, even though there is still a strong disapproval of open discussion of sexuality. 2. Religious, Ethnic, and Gender Factors Affecting Sexuality Bilkisu Yusuf and Rakiya Booth A. An Overview and a Christian Perspective in Southern Nigeria Rakiya Booth Religion and culture in Africa are closely interrelated. While religion has at times been used to oppress and exploit people, it has also been appropriated to enhance political liberation. Maduro ( 1989 ) defines religion as a structure of...

booths

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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

... Simple, often portable, theatres providing light entertainment at the seaside, they derived from the booths that first appeared at fairs and in town squares. These little theatres consisted of a small stage and rudimentary seating erected inside a tent. Temporary theatres erected along the seafront and on piers became very popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, offering cheap entertainment for holiday audiences. The main survivor of the form is Punch and Judy . Alexander Blok used the idea for his play The Fairground Booth ( 1906 )....

Booths

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
310 words

... , portable theatres which provided travelling companies with an adequate stage, supplanting the adapted innyards ( see INNYARDS USED AS THEATRES ), barns, or makeshift rooms which were at first the only places available for theatrical productions. Booths were probably first erected in the grounds which accommodated fairs in Britain and on the Continent, and consisted originally of tents housing a small stage on which were presented short sketches and drolls interspersed with juggling and rope dancing. Portable buildings, easily dismantled and...

fairground booths

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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

...booths Early booths in Britain were simply temporary trading places, arranged in ‘streets’ and offering more substantial accommodation than straw or canvas stalls. As the entertainment aspect of fairs began to predominate in the seventeenth century, booths were adapted to house performances and exhibitions. A makeshift stage might be erected with a curtained area at the rear, or more elaborate structures could be built with an open parade and an indoor venue behind. Richardson 's theatrical booth, reputedly one of the largest, was said to be 30 m (100...

fairground booths

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Ann Featherstone

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
338 words

...show fronts of booths built by firms such as Orton and Spooner of Burton-on-Trent were marvels in their own right. The heyday of the fairground booth was the nineteenth century, and the decline of booth shows was rapid during the twentieth century as the increased mechanical sophistication of fairground rides provided the main attraction. Though the freak show and novelty booth continued into the 1950s and 1960s, the demise of the booth was soon almost complete. At the start of the twenty-first century Ronnie Taylor ran the last boxing booth to travel the...

Booth’s rising

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
111 words

...’s rising , 1659 , was one of many attempts by royalists to overthrow the commonwealth regime. Penruddock’s rising in Wiltshire in 1655 had failed completely but in 1659 Sir George Booth succeeded in rousing a substantial number of supporters in Cheshire to exploit the uncertainty following the death of Oliver Cromwell . Anticipated risings elsewhere failed to get off the ground and John Lambert crushed the rebels without difficulty at Winnington bridge on 19 August. Booth was imprisoned in the Tower but released in 1660 and formed part of the...

booths

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Simple, often portable, theatres providing light entertainment at the seaside, they derived from the booths that first appeared at fairs and in town squares. These little theatres consisted of a ...
fairground booths

fairground booths  

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Early booths in Britain were simply temporary trading places, arranged in ‘streets’ and offering more substantial accommodation than straw or canvas stalls. As the entertainment aspect of fairs began ...
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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
56 words

... A shelter (so REB) used by farmers when watching over their crops (Isa. 1: 8). Because they were only temporary structures, they were reminiscent of Israel's journeying through the * wilderness , so at the feast of * Tabernacles (Booths), when the harvest was gathered, every Israelite was required to live in a temporary booth (Lev. 23:...

booth

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

... . Compartment situated at the edge of the trading floor where members can access information or communicate with their...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
47 words

... An exhibition stand in which products and services or other information are displayed or demonstrated. A whole section of the marketing industry has grown out of the renting and display of conference booths—it is particularly important in both consumer products and services and industrial business-to-business...

Surfing

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Douglas BOOTH, Mark FRAGALE, Geoff OCKWELL, and Joseph TABLER

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
5,153 words

...or bodysurfers on no surfboards at all—that are at the core of the sport. The very essence of surf riding remains as true today as it did centuries ago: the elemental, almost primal, pleasures found within the simple yet thrilling act of successfully riding upon a wave. Douglas BOOTH University of Otago Mark FRAGALE Honolulu Surfing Museum Geoff OCKWELL University of Otago Joseph TABLER Joseph Tabler Books, San Diego, California See also Aesthetics ; Athletes as Heroes ; Big Wave Contests ; Canoe Racing, Outrigger ; Community ; Extreme Media ; Jet Skiing...

London

London   Reference library

Peter Thomson, Michael R. Booth, Dennis Kennedy, and Michael Billington

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
9,243 words

...of the drama, the development of company touring, the expansion of the audience catchment area to include the provinces (whose inhabitants now journey to the West End in coach parties) and overseas, the long run, and new conditions of actor employment and experience. Michael R. Booth 1900–1945 The new century found the actor-managers firmly in charge, class divisions still dominating the types of entertainment on offer, and the audiences larger than ever. When Victoria died in 1901 , the long period named after her did not end so much as slide into a further...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
4 words

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Booth, Edwin

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

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Current Version:
2013

..., Edwin ( 1833–93 ) American actor and manager, son of Junius Brutus Booth , successful also in London. He excelled as Hamlet, Iago, Brutus, and...

Booth, Charles

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
34 words

..., Charles ( 1840–1916 ) English social reformer , whose Labour of the People in London (17 vols, 1903 ) was the forerunner of the modern social survey. It is available online. http://www.lse.ac.uk Booth's...

Booth, William

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., William ( 1829–1912 ) Founder of the Salvation Army In Darkest England, and the Way Out ( 1890 ) ...

Booth, Edwin

Booth, Edwin (1833–93)   Reference library

Richard Foulkes

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... Shattuck, Charles H. , The Hamlet of Edwin Booth (1969) Williams, Gary J. , ‘Edwin Booth: What They Also Saw When They Saw Booth’s Hamlet’ in Richard Schoch (ed.), Great Shakespeareans volume 6 ...

Booth, Joseph

Booth, Joseph   Reference library

Michael Sayer

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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

...Booth, Joseph ( c l769 – 1832 ). English organ builder . He settled in Wakefield in 1824. He invented the first known pneumatic action, first used in 1827 in the organ of Attercliffe Church, Sheffield. Booth’s pneumatic (‘puff’) system alleviated problems encountered with conveying tracker action and wind over long distances; in Atterfield, for example, the lowest pipes of the Great Open Diapason occupied a separate windchest. Booth also built the large organ in Brunswick Methodist chapel, Leeds, in 1828. The Methodist Conference had allowed organs in...

Booth, William

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
58 words

..., William ( 1829–1912 ) British religious leader and founder of the Salvation Army ( 1878 ) . Originally a Methodist preacher, Booth, assisted by his wife, Catherine, preached in the streets, and made singing, uniforms, and bands a part of his evangelical mission. He used his organizational gifts to inspire similar missions in other parts of the...

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