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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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Anthony Crickmay

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs — Dance.

(b Woking, 20 May 1937)

British ballet and theatre photographer. He has worked mainly with the Royal Ballet, although also with companies in Europe and N. America. Noted for the...

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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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Eugene Berman

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Dance.

(b St Petersburg, 4 Nov. 1899; d Rome, 14 Dec. 1972)

Russian-US painter and designer. One of the foremost ballet designers in America for more than thirty years. His productions...

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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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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Overview page. Subjects: Art — History of Art — Art — Dance.

(Henri-Marie-Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa; born 24 November 1864 in Albi, France, died 9 September 1901 in Malrome, France), French

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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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