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Oscar Asche, Orientalism, and British Musical Comedy (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies)

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ISBN: 0275979296
Издательство: Praeger Publishers
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 240
Book DescriptionThis book tells the story of producer, actor, and author Oscar Asche, one of the most commercially successful actor/managers in the first half of the 20th century. Though virtually written out of theatre history because of his triumph on the musical comedy stage, he is most frequently remembered today as having had a successful career as an actor and producer of Shakespeare. Asche was an innovator in stage lighting and one of the first to use it as a language of the stage rather than as mere illumination. During World War I, he captured the public imagination and provided audiences with escapist musicals set in fictional orients.