The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

"This Companion is a concise and updated version of The Oxford encyclopedia of theatre and performance (2 volumes, 2003)"--Pref.

Author: Dennis Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199574193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 689

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Ranging from ancient Greek tragedies to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe, The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance provides an all-embracing approach that encompasses drama and musical, opera and film, dance and radio, and non-dramatic performances including circuses, carnivals, and parades. Based on the celebrated two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, this compact, affordable Companion features more than 2,000 up-to-date entries, covering styles and movements, buildings, organizations, regions, and traditions--with a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and critics. Editor Dennis Kennedy has significantly updated the timeline of historical and cultural events in the world of theatre and performance, and he has added an appendix of useful weblinks, which are supported and accessible through a companion website. Finally, the book includes many new entries that cover the people and companies who have come into prominence since the publication of the Encyclopedia.
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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

A handbook for the theatre-goer, this book has an international range and contains information on actors and actresses, theatrical companies and theatre buildings, and dramatists from Sophocles to Pinter.

Author: Phyllis Hartnoll

Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192811029

Category: Drama

Page: 640

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A handbook for the theatre-goer, this book has an international range and contains information on actors and actresses, theatrical companies and theatre buildings, and dramatists from Sophocles to Pinter. It also covers technical terms, and explains practical and historical aspects of stagecraft.
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The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre

Documents the growth and development of Canadian theater, with biographies of actors, playwrights, and directors, descriptions of major theaters and companies, and discussions of major plays

Author: University Professor Emeritus of English Eugene Benson

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002921535

Category: Theater

Page: 662

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Documents the growth and development of Canadian theater, with biographies of actors, playwrights, and directors, descriptions of major theaters and companies, and discussions of major plays
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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

This is a reference text on Shakespeare's works, times, life, and afterlives.

Author: Michael Dobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198708735

Category:

Page: 608

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is the most comprehensive reference work available on Shakespeare's life, times, works, and his 400-year global legacy. In addition to the authoritative A-Z entries, it includes nearly 100 illustrations, a chronology, a guide to further reading, a thematic contents list, and special feature entries on each of Shakespeare's works. Tying in with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, this much-loved Companion has been revised and updated, reflecting developments and discoveries made in recent years and to cover the performance, interpretation, and the influence of Shakespeare's works up to the present day. First published in 2001, the online edition was revised in 2011, with updates to over 200 entries plus 16 new entries. These online updates appear in print for the first time in this second edition, along with a further 35,000 new and revised words. These include more than 80 new entries, ranging from important performers, directors, and scholars (such as Lucy Bailey, Samuel West, and Alfredo Michel Modenessi), to topics as diverse as Shakespeare in the digital age and the ubiquity of plants in Shakespeare's works, to the interpretation of Shakespeare globally, from Finland to Iraq. To make information on Shakespeare's major works easier to find, the feature entries have been grouped and placed in a centre section (fully cross-referenced from the A-Z). The thematic listing of entries - described in the press as 'an invaluable panorama of the contents' - has been updated to include all of the new entries. This edition contains a preface written by much-lauded Shakespearian actor Simon Russell Beale. Full of both entertaining trivia and scholarly detail, this authoritative Companion will delight the browser and reward students, academics, as well as anyone wanting to know more about Shakespeare.
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The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

This Encyclopedic Volume Is The First Of Its Kind In Any Language Covering All Of Indian Theatre. Lavishly Illustrated, With Some Rare Photographs From Archival Collections.

Author: Ananda Lal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015060131482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 563

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This Encyclopedic Volume Is The First Of Its Kind In Any Language Covering All Of Indian Theatre. Lavishly Illustrated, With Some Rare Photographs From Archival Collections.
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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Provides informative descriptive entries on major British, American, and European dramatists, actors, directors, designers, critics, theatrical companies, and theater buildings

Author: Henry Burnand Hartnoll

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002920842

Category: Drama

Page: 568

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Provides informative descriptive entries on major British, American, and European dramatists, actors, directors, designers, critics, theatrical companies, and theater buildings
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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Theatre

Provides biographical sketches of prominent playwrights, actors, and actresses and outlines their major achievements, includes summaries of individual plays, and discusses a variety of contemporary topics in theater

Author: Gerald Bordman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0195063279

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Provides biographical sketches of prominent playwrights, actors, and actresses and outlines their major achievements, includes summaries of individual plays, and discusses a variety of contemporary topics in theater
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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

An authoritative reference for this highly popular genre, this book covers Broadway, Hollywood and television in one volume.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195335330

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 923

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A reference that covers American stage, film, and television musicals from 1860 to 2007 offers information on the musical productions and the historical evolution of the musical, as well as on performers, composers, and producers.
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