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Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1938),

a play in three acts by Robert E. Sherwood. [Plymouth Theatre, 472 perf.; Pulitzer Prize.] In a log schoolhouse, Abe Lincoln (Raymond Massey) first learns about...

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Abel Green

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1900–73), journalist and author. Born in New York and educated at New York University, he began his career as a cub reporter for Variety in 1919. He remained with the publication for the...

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Abelardo Estorino

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1925– )

Cuban playwright and director. The Theft of the Pig (1961) opened Cuban drama to issues emerging from the revolution after 1959, and La casa vieja (1964) showed for the ...

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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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abhinaya

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Theatre.

Expression of a sentiment or mood through action and gesture; acting in the overall sense. Abhinaya is expressed through anubhāva,

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Abierto, Teatro

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Argentinian ‘open theatre for a closed country’ that staged four festivals between 1981 and 1985. The inaugural Buenos Aires event had the greatest impact as a collective response to the ...

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Abie's Irish Rose

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

Comedy by Anne Nichols, produced in 1922. Its sentimental plot is concerned with the love of a Jewish youth and an Irish girl in New York's Lower East Side. The play is credited with being...

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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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Abraham Goldfaden

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1840–1908)

Ukrainian dramatist and composer, considered the father of the modern Yiddish stage. Goldfaden mounted full-fledged operettas, some of which—The Witch (1879), The Two...

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Abraham Henry Hummel

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(1850–1926), attorney.

The son of a Jewish peddler, he was born in Boston and raised in New York, where at age thirteen he became office boy to the famed lawyer ...

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