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– which seek to reproduce the circle’s functional characteristics on a large scale, for the way it easily orients hundreds or thousands of spectators toward a central object of attention. 1. Myai-waing (circular spectacle) in rural northern Burma (from The Illustrated London News , April 1880). The

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came the ever greater importance attributed to spectacles, as shown by their increasing number: this calendar indicates 177, half the days in a year. The spectacle-games that drew the most crowds were the ludi circenses , the horse races and gladiatorial combats, but the most common were the ludi

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. PÉCUCHET – But just the other night I saw young people coming out of a theatre with great enthusiasm. The spectacle was undoubtedly worth the trouble. If you had only seen those beaming faces, those eyes both sparkling and pensive. BOUVARD – I admit, young people sometimes are an exception. Their

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symbolically, the birth of Poland as an independent nation – the actors sang in ecstasy as they disappeared into the crematorium, carrying the corpse of a detainee as though he were Christ the Savior. The spectacle had special resonance for the audience in the town of Opole, since Auschwitz was only one

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teacher. Today there is an infinite number of theatre schools who prepare the young to enter the bazaar of the different forms of spectacle. There are huge numbers of self-taught actors who visit unknown teachers or famous gurus, stay for a few weeks and then move on to a new teacher. Real preparation is

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1925, Caroline Dudley Reagan, the American wife of a diplomat in Paris, decided to introduce Afro-American music to white people and produced a spectacle based on the Charleston, a popular dance thought to be quite scandalous. Taking advice from painter Fernand Léger, the proprietor of the Théâtre des

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