Acting: An International Encyclopedia

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ABC-CLIO, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 439 pages
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A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world.

* A–Z entries span every region of the world and cover diverse topics from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater)

* Beautiful illustrations include masks used in classical Greek dramas, an advertisement for a performance of Punch and Judy, the humorous puppet characters, and photographs of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to young Balinese dancers performing the Legong dance

 

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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 ... Read full review

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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.

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About the author (2001)

Beth Osnes, PhD, is a scholar, teacher, and performer based in Boulder, CO.

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