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Alan Bolt

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(1951– )

Nicaraguan director and playwright. Bolt was initially supportive of the Sandinista revolution but later openly critical of some of its policies. His play Banana Republic...

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Andre Gregory

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(1934– )

American director and actor. After studying acting in New York at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio, Gregory began his directing career with a popular...

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Aquarium

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French company, originally a student troupe founded by Jacques Nichet in 1964, it found a permanent home in one of the buildings of the Cartoucherie at Vincennes outside Paris in ...

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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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Arthur Lerus

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(1949– )

Guadeloupean actor, playwright, director, and co-founder (with Harry Kancel, in 1973) of Théâtre du Cyclône. The company is named after Siklon, its emblematic play in...

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At the Foot of the Mountain

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Theatre company. Formed in 1974 in Minneapolis, it became a women's collective in 1976 featuring the plays of one of its founders, Martha Boesing (b. 1936), such as Raped (1976) ...

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Athol Fugard

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

1932– )

South Africa's leading dramatist, who was inspired by the resilience of the oppressed during the apartheid years.

Born in the semi-desert Karroo region of Cape...

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audience control

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Throughout the history of the theatre, practitioners have attempted a variety of physical, psychological, and policing strategies to influence, direct, and regulate the audience's...

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Australian Performing Group

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(1968–81)

Australian theatre company. Based in Melbourne, the APG originated as the La Mama Company at the La Mama Theatre in 1968 when writers, actors, directors, and designers...

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avant-garde

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(Fr. ‘vanguard’).

Term used in the arts to denote those who make a radical departure from tradition. In 20th‐cent. mus., Stockhausen may be regarded as avant‐garde, but not...

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