Acting: An International Encyclopedia of Traditional Culture by Mary Beth Osnes

By Mary Beth Osnes

A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference paintings exploring the variety of expression present in rituals, gala's, and performances, uncovering performing suggestions and practices from round the world.

• A–Z entries span each quarter of the realm and canopy different issues from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater)

• attractive illustrations contain mask utilized in classical Greek dramas, an commercial for a functionality of Punch and Judy, the funny puppet characters, and images of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to younger Balinese dancers appearing the Legong dance

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Hon- 32 Barrault, Jean-Louis olulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1976; Hood, Mantle. ” In Indonesia, ed. Ruth McVey. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1963; Neuhaus, Hans. ” Djawa 18 (1937): 203–239; de Zoete, Beryl, and Walter Spies. Dance and Drama in Bali. London: Faber & Faber, 1938. Barrault, Jean-Louis (1910–1994) France Actor, director, and theatrical innovator; known as a highly experimental theater artist who was and remains an inspiration to many innovators. From 1931 to 1935 Barrault acted at the Théâtre de l’Atelier, during which time he trained with French mime artist Etienne Decroux.

3. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988; McGuire, Paul. Australian Theatre:An Abstact and Brief Chronicle in Twelve Parts. London: Oxford University Press, 1948; Australian Aboriginal Theater The indigenous people of Australia, known as the aborigines, have a belief system based on events believed to have occurred in what is called the Dream Time, in which mystic ancestors gave shape to the landscape. The events that occurred are considered to be sacred. A form of communal ceremony, sometimes referred to as a Corroboree, involves dramatic ritual based upon this magico-religious tradition.

Barba has public sessions all over Europe to teach. References: Barba, Eugenio. Beyond the Floating Islands. New York: PAJ Publishers, 1986; Barba, Eugenio and Nicola Savarese. The Secret Art of the Performer: A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. New York: Routledge, 1991; Marker, Frederick. A History of Scandinavian Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Barbados A small easterly island of the Caribbean island chain, Barbados enjoys an interesting history of theater from its settlers.

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