By Jonathan Law
This crucial reference software includes greater than 2500 entries masking every thing from the most degree to the fringes of theatrical truth and folklore. It comprises biographies of playwrights, actors and administrators, info on theatres and theatre businesses and motives of technical phrases, theatre genres, and synopses of significant performs. greater than a complete and authoritative compendium, it's also a desirable insider's consultant to america and united kingdom theatre groups that's sprinkled with anecdotes and trivialities. Theatre enthusiasts will locate an impossible to resist trove of wit and knowledge corresponding to Alec Guinness' suggestion to actors: "First wipe your nostril and cost your fly" and the both clever counsel from Nöel Coward: "Just comprehend your traces and do not stumble upon the furniture."
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