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Dictionary of the Theatre

Author : Patrice Pavis
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An encyclopedic dictionary of technical and theoretical terms, the book covers all aspects of a semiotic approach to the theatre, with cross-referenced alphabetical entries ranging from absurd to word scenery.

The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre

Author : Jonathan Law
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The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre is an essential reference tool and companion for anyone interested in the theatre and theatre-going. Containing over 2500 entries it covers the international spectrum of theatre with particular emphasis on the UK and USA. With biographical information on playwrights, actors and directors, entries on theatres and theatre companies, explanation of technical terms and theatrical genres, and synopses of major plays, this is an authoritative, trustworthy and comprehensive compendium. Included are: synopses of 500 major plays biographical entries on hundreds of playwrights, actors, directors and producers definitions of nearly 200 genres and movements entries on over 100 key characters from plays information about more than 250 theatres and companies Unlike similar products, The Methuen Drama Dictionary of the Theatre avoids a dry, technical approach with its sprinkling of anecdotal asides and fascinating trivia, such as how Michael Gambon gave his name to a corner of a racing track following an incident on BBC's Top Gear programme, and under 'advice to actors' the sage words of Alec Guinness: 'First wipe your nose and check your flies', and the equally wise guidance from the master of his art, Noël Coward: 'Just know your lines and don't bump into the furniture.' As a companion to everything from the main stage to the fringes of theatrical fact and folklore, this will prove an irresistible book to all fans of the theatre.

The Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre

Author : Jonathan Law
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The Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre provides a comprehensive and illuminating guide to the world of the theatre in over 5,000 thoroughly researches and clearly written articles. Together with its easy-to-use format and accessible style, the breadth of coverage in this dictionary makes it an invaluable reference guide for all students and lovers of drama.

A Dictionary of the Theatre

Author : John Russell Taylor
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The Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre

Author : John Russell Taylor
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`provides a comprehensive guide to the theatrical world, past and present'.

The Routledge Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre

Author : Patrice Pavis
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The Routledge Dictionary of Contemporary Theatre and Performance provides the first authoritative alphabetical guide to the theatre and performance of the last 30 years. Conceived and written by one of the foremost scholars and critics of theatre in the world, it literally takes us from Activism to Zapping, analysing everything along the way from Body Art and the Flashmob to Multimedia and the Postdramatic. What we think of as 'performance' and 'drama' has undergone a transformation in recent decades. Similarly how these terms are defined, used and critiqued has also changed, thanks to interventions from a panoply of theorists from Derrida to Ranciere. Patrice Pavis's Dictionary provides an indispensible roadmap for this complex and fascinating terrain; a volume no theatre bookshelf can afford to be without.

International Dictionary of Theatre Playwrights

Author : St James Press
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A dictionary of playwrights which contains 485 entries, each of which includes biographical information on the playwright, complete lists of published works (with dates of performance) and a bibliography of critical studies on the playwright.

Historical Dictionary of German Theater

Author : William Grange
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The Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers the field of theater performance in the German language, concentrating on German-speaking Europe, through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant playwrights, directors, producers, designers, actors, plays, theaters, cities, dramatic genres, and movements such as the Sturm und Drang, Naturalism, and Expressionism.

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Author : James Fisher
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The Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of early American Theatre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, notable plays and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the early American Theater.

Historical Dictionary of British Theatre

Author : Darryll Grantley
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This book has over 1,183 entries in the dictionary section, these being mainly on playwrights and plays, but others as well including managers and critics, and also on specific theatres, legislative acts and some technical jargon. Then there are entries on the different genres, from comedy to tragedy and everything in between. Inevitably, the chronology is quite long as it has a long period to cover and the introduction provides the necessary overview. The Historical Dictionary of British Theatre: Early Period concludes with a pretty massive bibliography. That will be of use to particularly assiduous researchers, but this book itself is a good place to start any research since it covers periods that are far less well-known and documented, and ordinary theatre-goers will also find useful information.

A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology

Author : Eugenio Barba
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre

Author : Laurence Senelick
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on individual actors, directors, designers, entrepreneurs, plays, playhouses and institutions, Censorship, Children’s Theater, Émigré Theater, and Shakespeare in Russia. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian Theatre.

NTC s Dictionary of Theatre and Drama Terms

Author : Jonnie Patricia Mobley
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Contains more than 750 entries from classical Greek and Latin roots in a light and non-threatening manner. Clever drawings brighten the pages, and each entry is backed by thorough research.

The Theater Dictionary

Author : Wilfred Granville
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Wilfred Granville s Theatre Dictionary is an essential guide to the terms in British and American Drama, Opera, and Ballet, and this volume is of incomparable value for the student and practical theatre worker on either side of the Atlantic. It offers a fascinating compilation of technical jargon and colloquial slang pertaining to the business of the theatre, from the legitimate stage to vaudeville and road shows. For several years Wilfred Granville was actively engaged in the theatre as actor, stage director, and producer and speaks from firsthand knowledge of his subject. A specialist in glossaries, Wilfred Granville has treated theatre speech in a readable, unacademic way though there is no inadequacy in his treatment of etymologies of words and phrases recorded. Wilfred Granville was a British lexicographer known for his jargon and slang dictionaries and his military histories. He researched and wrote dictionaries on sea and naval slang and theatre terms as well as naval military histories.

Dictionary of the Theatre

Author : David Pickering
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Comprehensive a-z listing of theatrical terms and figures in U.K.

Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater

Author : Laurence Senelick
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Despite constant hindrance from government interference and control, the Russian theater has produced many memorable playwrights, schools of thought, and plays, whose influence can be seen throughout the world. Nikolai Gogol''s The Inspector, Maksim Gor'kii's The Lower Depths, and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard remain staples of repertories in every language. The ideas of Konstantin Stanislavskii, Vsevolod Meierkhol'd, and Mikhail Chekhov continue to inspire actors and directors, and designers still draw on the graphics of the World of Art group and the Constructivists. The Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater is the only reference work in English devoted exclusively to Russian theater and drama. It provides information on the popular plays and playwrights while also offering information on many persons, works, and phenomena omitted from standard encyclopedias. Through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, an appendix, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, stage designers, actors, plays, playwrights, concepts, theater buildings, and troupes, this reference provides an unrivaled account of Russian theater.

Historical Dictionary of French Theater

Author : Edward Forman
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The Historical Dictionary of French Theater relates the history of the French theater through a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, trends, genres, concepts, and literary and historical developments that played a central role in the evolution of French theater.

Dictionary of the Theatre

Author : John Russell Taylor
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Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Author : Tan Ye
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The Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater is the first English language dictionary dedicated entirely to Chinese theater. The history of Chinese theater is told through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors. There are also entries on the many different theatrical traditions, the acting and staging techniques, and specifics on roles and costumes as well as a brief synopsis of major plays. This book is essential for anyone interested in Chinese Theater.

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

Author : Samuel L. Leiter
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Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre explores all four forms of traditional theatre of Japan: no, kyogen, bunraku, and kabuki. International tours of each form have become commonplace, allowing audiences everywhere to broaden their understanding of theatrical possibilities and inspiring artists to infuse their works with ideas sparked by Japanese conventions. Because of the interest generated by increased familiarity with these traditions - along with a multitude of general and specialized publications that investigate and describe them - a need for a work that provides immediate access to specific information regarding many concepts, terms, and individuals has developed. Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre fills this need, providing information on nearly every aspect of Japanese theatre, including actors, theatres, companies, makeup, costumes, masks, theories, training, music, and religion. The dictionary offers criticism through hundreds of entries, a general introduction, a chronology, and a special glossary of terms mentioned in the text, all of which is supplemented with an extensive bibliography of English-language Japanese theatre books, articles, and websites.