The glossary of theatre terms is a rich one and it is made up of words that are both ancient and contemporary. This multilingual dictionary offers itself as a tool that is capable of orientating those who study as well as those who work in theatre. Over one thousand words are translated into seven languages and accompanied by over one hundred illustrations. The volume also includes a description of the rituals, superstitions, habits, and customs used in theatres around the world. Who knew that peacock feathers are absolutely forbidden on stage or on costumes, as it traditionally symbolizes the evil eye? Now we know.
|288 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 17 cm, pb, Italian/German/French/English