The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 1/8/2015
EAN 9780521769549, ISBN10: 052176954X

Hardcover, 710 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 3.2 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over one thousand entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. More than one hundred renowned international contributors provide biographical, historical and technical information about actors both familiar and obscure whose work has been crucial in the development of acting methods and traditions from classical theatre to the present day. Entries on key directors, theorists and teachers, and on the elements and genres of acting provide insights into the history of acting as an art and its current practice. Including a chronological list of actors that spans the past two thousand years and many diverse countries and cultures, this Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and unique overview of acting onstage that will be of interest to anyone who attends or practises theatre.

A-Z general entries
Appendix. Chronological list of actors
Index of actors and directors.