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Abe Burrows

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(b. New York, 18 Dec. 1910; d. New York, 17 May 1985)

Playwright and director. Burrows wrote for radio and early television before turning to the stage as co-librettist with ...

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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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abhinaya

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Theatre.

Expression of a sentiment or mood through action and gesture; acting in the overall sense. Abhinaya is expressed through anubhāva,

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adagio

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Indian Music — Music.

A composition atadagio tempo. A famous example is that written for str by *Barber (1938). A

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Adolphe Adam

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

(b Paris, 1803; d Paris, 1856).

Fr. composer and critic. Wrote 70 operas, mostly opéras‐comiques, of which best‐known are Le Postillon de Longjumeau (1836) and Si j'étais roi...

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Age of Anxiety

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

Sym. No.2 by Leonard Bernstein for pf. and orch. (Title from Auden poem.) F.p. Boston, Apr. 1949 cond. Koussevitzky, soloist Bernstein. As ballet, NY Feb. 1950.

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Agnes de Mille

Overview page. Subjects: Performing Arts — Music.

(1905–1993).

Stage choreographer and director. Arguably Broadway's most influential choreographer, she created a long list of unforgettable musical numbers in legendary shows. She...

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Aida

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music Theatre.

(2000),

a musical play by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang (book), Elton John (music), Tim Rice (lyrics). [Palace Theatre, 1,852 perf.] Only the basic story of...

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Ain't Misbehavin'

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(1978),

a revue in two acts with music by Thomas “Fats” Waller. [Longacre Theatre, 1,604 perf.] Murray Horowitz and Richard Maltby Jr. conceived the musical retrospective, with...

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A.L. Erlanger

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Music.

(1860–1930), producer and manager.

As a young boy in his native Cleveland, he sold opera glasses at the Academy of Music and was later appointed treasurer of the Euclid Avenue ...

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