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The language of theatre

Author: Martin Harrison
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Harrison
ISBN: 0878300872 9780878300877
OCLC Number: 37742399
Description: ix, 316 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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 treacing 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, and encourage those actively engaged in the theatre to examine the familiar from new angles. The book combines lexicography, theatre history and modern theatre practice and is an essential purchase for all theatre and language aficiandos.
Other Titles: Theatre
Responsibility: Martin Harrison.
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"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."--Jacket.

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