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production, La gota de miel (1952) by Léon Chancerel used no set and actors performed in bare feet and black leotards. Young actors spent two and a half years of training exclusively working on their body, without using their voice, adding text only later. The school’s journal, Estudio , published texts

In: The Five Continents of Theatre

European stage. Born in New York in 1807, he studied in one of the city’s African free schools, a rare opportunity for young blacks in that era ( Boime 1990 ). His father was a preacher, his mother a housewife. In 1820 Aldridge began to work in the African Company, a group founded by William Henry Brown

In: The Five Continents of Theatre

). Pantalone, with his servant, faces a resistant Isabella on a bare stage before a black backdrop. 6. The most famous actors of the Beijing Opera, late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), shown in the costumes of their most famous roles (painting by Shen Rongpu, 19 th century). PÉCUCHET – Yes, that’s right, except we

In: The Five Continents of Theatre

longer, and the sacred tree is dead. [Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, Black Elk Speaks , 1931] I don’t put myself in the middle of the circle, at the centre of attention, if I’m beautiful, or if I have a nice voice, or because I’m a good actor. I put myself in the middle of the circle if I have

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(in ancient Balinese, “widow”) prefers the colours red, black and white. 4. Dancers in trance in the Balinese village of Batubulan, in the kris dance, 1949 (photo H. Cartier-Bresson). Balinese culture and its performance forms came to the attention of the western world in 1930, thanks to studies by

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twenty-one million wounded. Fatalities were also high among civilians, especially due to starvation and disease caused by the seemingly endless war. 2. The first postage stamp in the world was the Penny Black, with the profile of Queen Victoria, issued in 1840. Printed by the United Kingdom of Great

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