Acting: An International Encyclopedia
Acting: An International Encyclopedia explores the amazing diversity of dramatic expression found in rituals, festivals, and live and filmed performances. Its hundreds of alphabetically arranged, fully referenced entries offer insights into famous players, writers, and directors, as well as notable stage and film productions from around the world and throughout the history of theater, cinema, and television.
The book also includes a surprising array of additional topics, including important venues (from Greek amphitheaters to Broadway and Hollywood), acting schools (the Actor's Studio) and companies (the Royal Shakespeare), performance genres (from religious pageants to puppetry), technical terms of the actor's art, and much more. It is a unique resource for exploring the techniques performers use to captivate their audiences, and how those techniques have evolved to meet the demands of performing through Greek masks and layers of Kabuki makeup, in vast halls or tiny theaters, or for the unforgiving eye of the camera.
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The title of this reference work is a bit misleading. While acting and actors are certainly prominent among the entries, this is an encyclopedia of world theater, with selected entries on the cinema ... Read full review
David belasco was not born in 1859 as given in this book, David Belasco was born in 1854 when his parents arrived in San Francisco. The date 1853 which is often quoted is also wrong. See "Belasco from Boxing to Theatre and Film", for the correct details.