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Allan Kaprow

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Atlantic City, NJ, 23 Aug. 1927; d Encinitas, California, 5 Apr. 2006).

American artist and art theorist, best known as the main creator of happenings. His studies included a...

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audience control

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

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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Charles Marowitz

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

(b. New York, 26 Jan. 1934)

Director and critic. Initially Method-based, Marowitz's work soon embraced Artaud and he co-directed the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre of cruelty...

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Frederick Kiesler

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Architecture.


Sculptor and architect. A visionary in treating form and space, he sought continuous, organic, and fluid relationships emblematic of human consciousness. Born in the...

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Howard Bay

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.


American designer. Bay first came to wide public attention with his innovative designs for the Experimental Wing of the New York branch of the Federal Theatre Project....

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Jerzy Grotowski

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Rzeszów, Poland, 11 Aug. 1933; d. Pontedera, Italy, 14 Jan. 1999)

Director. Early productions reveal his study of Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Vakhtangov. He engaged in...

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Jim Cartwright

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

(b. Farnsworth, Lancs, 27 June 1958)

Playwright. Came to prominence in a rugged promenade production at the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs of his first play, Road (1986), a...

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Karl-Ernst Herrmann

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Neukirch, Germany, 12 Aug. 1936)

Designer. Trained as a hand-weaver, he studied set design in Berlin and then worked in several German theatres during the 1960s. He met Peter...

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La Fura dels Baus

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Catalan theatre company founded in 1979. Although emerging from the same street theatre tradition as Comediants and Els Joglars, La Fura embraced the language of urbanism in their fiercely...

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Luca Ronconi

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Sousse, Tunisa, 8 March 1933)

Actor and director. He is particularly associated with environmental theatre through his imaginative staging of classic and little-known work,...

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