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capoeira

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Sport and Leisure.

A stylized martial-art dance originating from Brazilian slave culture, which is characterized by acrobatic fighting manœuvres and athletic dance steps. It has been designated as a national...

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Eugen Sandow

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Sport and Leisure.

(1876–1925)

German strongman and actor. Known as the ‘Mighty Monarch of Muscle’, Sandow appeared in 1889 in London, wrestling and lifting weights (including a carthorse). In 1893...

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Femi Osofisan

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — African Studies.

(b. Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria, 16 June 1946)

Playwright and poet, a pioneer of the drama of conscious ideological commitment. His plays deal with topical political issues from...

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fight

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Warfare and Defence.

Fight fire with fire an injunction to counter like with like. The saying is recorded from the mid 19th century, but Shakespeare in Coriolanus (1608) has, ‘One fire drives out one fire, one...

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John Pepper Clark

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — African Studies.

(1935– ),

Nigerian playwright and poet. His first three plays make up a trilogy having much in common with Greek tragedy; Song of a Goat (Ibadan, 1961; London, 1965) is about ...

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kalarippayattu

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Sport and Leisure.

The martial art of Kerala, India. Dating from at least the twelfth century, every village had its own kalari (place of training) for the exercise/training (payattu) of local fighters under...

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publicity

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Business and Management.

A type of public relations in the form of a news item or story which conveys information about a product, service, or idea in the media.

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Werewere Liking

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Theatre.

(1950– )

Cameroonian dramatist and novelist. Based in Côte d'Ivoire for the past two decades, Werewere Liking is one of francophone Africa's most innovative and prolific writers....

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Theatre.

(1902),

a musical by Stanislaus Stange (book, lyrics), Julian Edwards (music). [New York Theatre, 71 perf.] Although the Southern belle Kate Pemberton (Zetti Kennedy) loves Union...

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