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Carcanet, 1993 - 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 2000 theatre terms in depth, in some cases tracing their history over two and a half millennia, in others exploring expressions less than a decade old. Terms are defined, shown in use and cross referenced in ways which will fascinate theatregoers, help serious theatre students and encourage those actively engaged in the theatre to examine the familiar from new angles.

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About the author (1993)

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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