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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 : 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 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.

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 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.

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'.

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.

The Theater Dictionary

Author : Wilfred Granville
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Historical Dictionary of German Theater

Author : William Grange
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers German theater’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

Author : James Fisher
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Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost continuous change. It covers the ever-changing history of the American theater with emphasis on major movements, persons, plays, and events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American theater.

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.

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.

THE THEATER DICTIONARY BRITISH AND AMERICAN TERMS IN THE DRAMA OPERA AND BALLET BY WILFRED GRANVILLE

Author : Wilfred Granville
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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 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.

Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater

Author : Tan Ye
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There is a sense of timelessness in the Chinese theater: ever since its maturation, its format has not changed in any significant way. Chinese Theater matured into its final format in the 13th century and flourished during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. It is a unique, exclusive, and self-sufficient system, whose evolution has received little influence from the West and whose influence on Western theaters has been minimal and often misinterpreted. It is essentially a performer's theater; the actors attract the audience with splendid performances perfected through many years of rigorous training. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Chinese Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on performers, directors, producers, designers, actors, theaters, dynasties, and emperors. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chinese theater.

A Dictionary of Cinema Quotations from Filmmakers and Critics

Author : Stephen M. Ringler
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“The cinema isn’t a slice of life, it’s a slice of cake”—Alfred Hitchcock. “If you make a popular movie, you start to think where have I failed?”—Woody Allen. “A film is the world in an hour and a half”—Jean-Luc Godard. “I think you have to be slightly psychopathic to make movies”—David Cronenberg. This compendium contains more than 3,400 quotations from filmmakers and critics discussing their craft. About 1,850 film people are included—Buñuel, Capra, Chaplin, Disney, Fellini, Fitzgerald, Griffith, Kael, Kurasawa, Pathé, Sarris, Schwarzenegger, Spielberg, Waters and Welles among them. The quotations are arranged under 31 topics such as acting, animation, audience, budget, casting, critics, costume design, directing, locations, reviews, screenwriting, special effects and stardom. Indexing by filmmakers (or critics), by film titles and by narrow subjects provides a rich array of points of access.

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema

Author : Daw-Ming Lee
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The Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema covers the history of Taiwan cinema during both the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945) and Chinese Nationalist period (1945–present). This is accomplished through a chronology, list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and more than a hundred cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, performers, films, film studios, and genres. The book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Taiwan cinema, as well as the social, political, financial, and creative intricacies of how at least one important national cinema developed.

The New Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre

Author : Deborah Chapman
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This dictionary provides a comprehensive guide to the world of the theatre. In over 5,000 thoroughly researched and clearly written articles, it explores the theatre of all ages, nations and styles, while paying particular attention to the latest developments in North America and the British Isles. Together with its easy-to-use format and accessible style, this breadth of coverage makes The New Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre an invaluable reference guide for all students and aficionados of drama.