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Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Theatre.

A standard word in Shakespearian stage directions, referring to the stage balcony in the centre of the scaenae frons. The stage balcony might be used to represent the balcony of ...

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Admiral's Men

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

Elizabethan company which, with Edward Alleyn as their star actor, was the only real rival of the Chamberlain's Men. Their patron was Lord Howard, who became an admiral in 1585 ...

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Adrian Noble

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1950– )

English director. Noble began working at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1980, and was its artistic director from 1991 to 2003. Almost all his work since 1982 was for ...

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Alan Badel

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1923–82),

British actor. A player of great flair, he appeared in 1950 at Stratford-upon-Avon as Claudio in Measure for Measure and as Lear's Fool. He vividly proved his...

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anti-theatrical polemic

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Theatre.

In the Western tradition, moral or religious objections to the theatre have been raised during most of the periods in which it has enjoyed prosperity and influence and during many ...

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Ariane Mnouchkine

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(b. Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, 1939)

Director. After university and student theatre she visited the East before founding in Paris the Théâtre du Soleil (1964) along rigorous...

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Barry Sullivan

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1821–91)

Irish actor. Sullivan played in Ireland, Scotland, and the English provinces before appearing in London in 1852 at the Haymarket as Hamlet. He was a tragedian of the old...

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Barrymore family

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

American acting family. In 1876 expatriate English leading man Maurice Barrymore (1847–1905) married Georgiana Drew, herself of a famous stage dynasty. Maurice made his American debut in...

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Ben Greet

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1857–1936), actor and manager.

The noted English actor, director, and producer spent twelve seasons in America, from 1902 to 1914. Although he mounted a few original plays, he was...

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Ben Kingsley

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Theatre.

(b. Snaiton, Yorks, 31 Dec. 1943)

Actor. Son of a Kenyan Asian physician and an English fashion model, in 1967 Kingsley joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his roles...

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