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A. V. Coton

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(orig. Edward Haddakin; b York, 1906; d Blackheath, 7 Jul. 1969)

British dance critic and writer. He worked as a merchant seaman and policeman before taking up ballet criticism in...

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Aage Thordal-Christensen

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b Frederiksberg, 30 Oct. 1965)

Danish dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. He trained at the Ballet School of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen (1972–82); later studied at the...

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Aaron Hoffman

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1880–1924), playwright.

The St. Louis native, who began creating vaudeville skits and monologues while still a student at the University of Chicago, became fully professional when...

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Abdalkder Alloula

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1923–94)

Algerian actor and director. At Théâtre National Algérien he staged an adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman (1971) and his own play El-Khobza (The Bread, 1972), which...

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Abdel Karim Berrechid

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1943– )

Moroccan playwright, especially known as the spokesman of Al Ihtifalia (The Ceremonial), a movement for research into authentic Arab theatrical forms. His manifestos of...

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Abdelkader Farrah

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1926– )

Algerian-born designer, teacher, and self-taught painter. In 1949 he was commissioned to paint a 100 m (330 feet) square mural for the Carmelite College at Fontainebleau,...

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Abdias do Nascimento

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1914– )

Brazilian playwright, artist, and political activist, a founder of the Teatro Experimental do Negro in Rio de Janeiro. TEN served as a training ground for Afro-Brazilian...

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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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Abe Feder

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1909–97), lighting designer.

A native of Milwaukee, he studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology before providing the lighting for Trick for Trick in 1932. Subsequently he...

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Abe Kōbō

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1924–93)

Japanese existentialist novelist, playwright, and director. The experience of being raised in Manchuria and repatriated to Japan after the war bred in Abe a sense of...

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