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agitprop

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Art.

Formed from the title of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda founded in 1920 in Soviet Russia, Agit-prop was intended to control the ideological thinking of the masses. Agit-prop...

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Budapest

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Renaissance Art.

The capital of Hungary. The earliest records of Christmas festivals and revels in the administrative centre of Buda are from the fifteenth century, when King Matthias and his wife Beatrix...

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Český Krumlov

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art — Theatre.

Czechoslovakia, castle about 100 miles from Prague which contains a small theatre built in 1766—the same year as that at Drottningholm. It has a small, horseshoe-shaped auditorium and a...

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Charleston

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Theatre.

A city and port in South Carolina; the bombardment in 1861 of Fort Sumter, in the harbour, by Confederate troops marked the beginning of the American Civil War.

The charleston, a...

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Clarkson Stanfield

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Art.

(b Sunderland, 3 Dec. 1793; d London, 18 May 1867).

English painter, best known for his marine subjects. From 1808 to 1816 he was a sailor, mainly in the merchant service, although...

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Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Art.

(1955– )

*Performance artist and cultural theorist. Born in Mexico City, he began working in the United States in 1978, and came to international attention in 1989 with his solo...

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Joseph Byron

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Photography and Photographs.

(1844–1923). photographer.

One of the leading photographers of the American stage, he was born in Nottingham, England, and came to this country in 1888. Three years later he began...

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Joseph Urban

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(1872–1933).

Austrian architect, he studied in Vienna under Hasenauer, settling in the USA in 1911. His best-known building is the New School for Social Research, NYC (1929–30),...

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Karen Finley

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Theatre.

(b. Chicago, 1956)

Performance artist. Trained as a visual artist, she turned to performance shortly after her father commited suicide when she was 21. Her performances typically...

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Munich

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Theatre.

Capital of Bavaria, had a rich cultural life from the 16th century onwards, but although Jesuit drama, first seen in 1560, flourished from 1606 to 1614 with plays written and ...

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