The Language of Theatre

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Psychology Press, 1998 - 316 pages
Theatre has provided many words and meanings which we use - ignorant of their origins - in everyday writing and speech. This is the first book to explore 2,000 theatre terms in depth, in some cases tracing their history over two and a half millenia, in others exploring expressions less than a decade old. Terms are defined, shown in use and cross-referenced in ways which will fascinate theatre-goers, help theatre students and encourage those engaged in the theatre to examine the familiar from new angles.

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Section 1
1
Section 2
22
Section 3
44
Section 4
73
Section 5
92
Section 6
99
Section 7
111
Section 8
120
Section 14
167
Section 15
174
Section 16
184
Section 17
213
Section 18
214
Section 19
234
Section 20
269
Section 21
294

Section 9
127
Section 10
133
Section 11
135
Section 12
137
Section 13
147
Section 22
299
Section 23
305
Section 24
313
Section 25
315
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Martin Harrison is widely regarded as the leading authority on the art of fashion photography. His previous books include Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945 (1991), David Bailey: Birth of the Cool (1999), Lillian Bassman (1997), Patrick Demarchalier: Exposing elegance (1998), and numerous others. Harrison works and resides in London.

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