The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting

Editor/Author Williams, Simon
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-52-176954-9
Category: Arts & Leisure - Performing Arts
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Book Status: Available
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Including a chronological list of actors that spans the past 2,000 years and many diverse countries and cultures, this Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and unique overview of acting onstage that will be of interest to anyone who attends or practises theatre.

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Table of Contents

  • List of figures
  • List of contributors
  • Preface
  • A
  • Aalberg, Ida (b. Janakkala, Finland, 4 December 1857; d. St Petersburg, 17 January 1915).
  • Abba, Marta (b. Milan, 25 June 1900; d. Milan, 24 June 1988).
  • Abbey Theatre.
  • Abraham, F. Murray (b. Pittsburgh, 24 October 1939).
  • Abu Salem, François (François Gaspar) (b. Bethlehem, 1951; d. Ramallah, 4 October 2011).
  • Abyad, George (b. Beirut, Lebanon, 1880; d. Cairo, Egypt, 1959).
  • Accademia Silvio D’Amico.
  • Achurch, Janet (b. Manchester, England, 17 January 1863; d. Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, 11 September 1916).
  • Ackermann, Konrad Ernst (b. Schwerin, 1 February 1712; d. Hamburg, 13 November 1771).
  • acting/actors.
  • acting in medieval Europe.
  • action.
  • Actors’ Equity Association (AEA).
  • Actors Studio, The.
  • Adams, Maude (b. Salt Lake City, 11 November 1872; d. Tannersville, New York, 17 July 1953).
  • Adineh, Golab (b. Tehran, 13 November 1954).
  • Adler, Jacob (Yankev Pavlovich Adler) (b. Odessa, Russian Empire, 12 February 1855; d. New York City, 1 April 1926).
  • Adler, Stella (b. New York City, 10 February 1901; d. Los Angeles, 21 December 1992).
  • Adriannou, Cybele (b. Smyrna, 1887; d. Athens, 26 May 1978).
  • Aesopus, Claudius (first century BCE).
  • agit-prop.
  • Akademi Teater Nasional Indonesia (ATNI).
  • al-Akoudi, Ibrahim (b. Akouda, Tunisia, 1890; d. Tunis, 8 November 1942).
  • Albertazzi, Giorgio (b. Florence, 20 August 1923).
  • Albinus, Jens (b. Bogense, Denmark, 3 January 1965).
  • Alcaeou-Tiberiou, Sappho (b. Constantinople, 1877; d. Athens, 1 January 1951).
  • Alcón, Alfredo (b. Ciudadela, Argentina, 3 March 1930; d. Buenos Aires, 11 April 2014).
  • Aldridge, Ira (b. New York City, 24 July 1807; d. Łódź, Poland, 7 August 1867).
  • Aleandro, Norma (b. Buenos Aires, 2 May 1936).
  • Aleko Konstantinov Theatre of Satire.
  • Alexander, Frederick Matthias (b. Wynyard, Tasmania, 20 January 1869; d. London, 10 October 1955).
  • Alexander, Jane (b. Boston, Massachusetts, 28 October 1939).
  • Alezzo, Agustín (b. Buenos Aires, 1937).
  • Alippi, Elías (b. Buenos Aires, 21 January 1883; d. Buenos Aires, 3 May 1942).
  • Alleyn, Edward (b. London, 1 September 1566; d. 25 November 1626).
  • Allgood, Sara (b. Dublin, 15 October 1879; d. Woodland Hills, California, 13 September 1950).
  • Alonso, Enrique (b. Mazatlán, 7 September 1923; d. Torreón, 27 August 2004).
  • Alterio, Héctor (b. Buenos Aires, 21 September 1929).
  • Alvarez, Mariano (b. Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 22 July 1952; d. Caracas, 19 January 2001).
  • Amakhosi Theatre.
  • amateur actors
  • American Academy of Dramatic Art (AADA).
  • Anahita Conservatory Theatre.
  • Ancira, Carlos (b. Mexico City, 20 August 1929; d. Mexico City, 10 October 1987).
  • Andersen, Hans Christian (b. Odense, 2 April 1805; d. Copenhagen, 4 August 1875).
  • Anderson, Judith (b. Adelaide, Australia, 10 February 1897; d. Santa Barbara, California, 3 January 1992).
  • Anderson, Mary (b. Sacramento, California, 28 July 1859; d. Broadway, England, 29 May 1940).
  • Andersson, Bibi (b. Stockholm, 11 November 1935).
  • Andreadi, Katerina (b. Athens, 1903; d. Athens, 1 May 1993).
  • Andreeva, Mariia Fedorovna (b. St Petersburg, 4 July 1868; d. Moscow, 8 December 1953).
  • Andreini, Francesco (b. Pistoia, 1548; d. Mantua, 20 August 1624).
  • Andreini, Giovan Battista (b. Florence, 9 February 1576; d. Reggio Emilia, 7 June 1654).
  • Andreini, Isabella (b. Padua, 1562; d. Lyons, France, 10 July 1604).
  • Andreini, Virginia (b. 1 January 1583; d. Vienna, 1628 or Bologna, 1630).
  • Angelelli, Guillermo (b. Buenos Aires, 1961).
  • angura.
  • Ankara Sanat Tiyatrosu (AST) (Ankara Art Theatre).
  • Anschütz, Heinrich (b. Luckau, Germany, 8 February 1785; d. Vienna, 29 December 1865).
  • Antoine, André (b. Limoges, France, 31 January 1858; d. Loire-Atlantique, France, 23 October 1943).
  • Appia, Adolphe (b. Geneva, 1 September 1862; d. Nyon, 29 February 1924).
  • aragoto: mie/roppô.
  • Arata, Luis (b. Buenos Aires, 23 August 1895; d. Buenos Aires, 21 June 1967).
  • Archer, William (b. Perth, Scotland, 23 September 1856; d. London, 27 December 1924).
  • Argiropoulos, Vasilis (b. Paros, 1894; d. Athens, 28 April 1953).
  • Argos Teatro.
  • Arias, Pepe (b. Buenos Aires, 16 January 1900; d. Buenos Aires, 23 February 1967).
  • Aristotle (b. Stagira, Chalcidice, 384 BCE; d. Euboea, 322 BCE).
  • Armani, Vincenza (b. Venice, c.1530; d. Cremona, 11 September 1569).
  • Armin, Robert (b. King’s Lynn, England, c.1568; d. London, November, 1615).
  • Aroni, Mary (b. Athens, December 1914; d. Athens, 16 July 1992).
  • Arquillué, Pere (b. Terrassa, Catalonia, 17 March 1967).
  • Artaud, Antonin (b. Marseilles, 4 September 1896; d. Ivry-sur-Seine, France, 4 March 1948).
  • Asami Rei, (b. Tokyo, 11 March 1950).
  • Ashcroft, Peggy (b. Croydon, England, 22 December 1907; d. London, 14 June 1991).
  • aside.
  • Asom Rannamandal, (Assam Repertory Theatre).
  • Asquini, Pedro (b. Buenos Aires, 15 September 1915; d. Buenos Aires, 18 September 2003).
  • Asti, Adriana (b. Milan, 30 April 1933).
  • attention/focus.
  • audience.
  • Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP).
  • Autran, Paulo (b. Rio de Janeiro, 7 September 1922; d. São Paulo, 12 October 2007).
  • Ayoub, Samiha (b. 8 March 1932).
  • B
  • Baba Sala, (b. Ilesa, Nigeria, 17 May 1936).
  • Babanova, Mariia Ivanovna (b. Moscow, 29 October (11 November) 1900; d. Moscow, 20 March 1983).
  • el-Bably, Soheir (b. Damietta, Egypt, 14 February 1935).
  • Bai, Gulab (b. Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, 1926; d. 1996).
  • Bai Yushuang, (b. Hebei Province, China, 1907; d. 1942).
  • Bak, Jeong-ja (b. Incheon, South Korea, 2 March 1942).
  • Bakri, Samia Kazmouz (b. Acre, Upper Galilee, 1952).
  • Bal Gandharva, (b. Palus, Maharashtra, 26 June 1888; d. Pune, 15 July 1967).
  • Balzaretti, Fernando (b. Mexico City, 10 June 1946; d. Mexico City, 5 September 1998).
  • Bancroft, Marie (b. (probably) Doncaster, England, 1839; d. Folkestone, 1921) and Squire, (b. Rotherhithe, London, 14 May 1841; d. London, 12 April 1926).
  • Bandô Mitsugorô,.
  • Bandô Tamasaburô,.
  • Bankhead, Tallulah (b. Huntsville, Alabama, 31 January 1902; d. New York City, 12 December 1968).
  • Baokar, Uttara (b. Sangli, Maharashtra, India, 1944).
  • Barba, Eugenio (b. Brindisi, Italy, 29 October 1936).
  • Bardem, Javier (b. Las Palmas, 1 March 1969).
  • Barker, Clive (b. Middlesbrough, 29 June 1931; d. York, 17 March 2005).
  • Barnay, Ludwig (b. Pest, Hungary, 11 February 1842; d. Hanover, 31 January 1924).
  • Baron, Michel (b. Paris, 8 October 1653; d. Paris, 22 December 1729).
  • La Barraca.
  • Barrault, Jean-Louis (b. Le Vésinet, France, 8 September 1910; d. Paris, 22 January 1994).
  • Barrett, Lawrence (b. Paterson, New Jersey, 4 April 1838; d. New York, 20 March 1891).
  • Barry, Elizabeth (b. c.1658; d. Acton, England, 7 November 1713).
  • Barry, Spranger (b. Dublin, (baptized) 13 November 1717; d. London, 10 January 1777).
  • Barrymore, John (b. Philadelphia, 15 February 1882; d. Los Angeles, 29 May 1942).
  • Bartís, Ricardo (b. Buenos Aires, 15 October 1949).
  • Bašić, Relja (b. Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 14 February 1930).
  • Bassermann, Albert (b. Mannheim, 7 September 1867; d. on flight from New York to Zurich, 15 May 1952).
  • Bates, Alan (b. Allestree, Derbyshire, England, 17 February 1934; d. London, 27 December 2003).
  • Bauhaus.
  • Beale, Simon Russell (b. Penang, Malaya, 12 January 1961).
  • Beck, Julian
  • Becker, Cacilda (b. São Paulo, 6 April 1921; d. São Paulo, 6 June 1969).
  • Béjart, Armande-Grésinde-Claire-Elizabeth (b. 1641; d. Paris, 30 November 1700).
  • Béjart, Geneviève (b. Paris, June 1624; d. Paris, 23 October 1675).
  • Béjart, Joseph (d. c.1645) and Marie Hervé, (b. 1590; d. 1670).
  • Béjart, Joseph (b. Paris, c.1616; d. Paris, 21 May 1659).
  • Béjart, Louis (b. Paris, November 1630; d. Paris, 13 October 1678).
  • Béjart, Madeleine (b. Paris, 8 January 1618; d. Paris, 17 February 1672).
  • Belheissi, Mohamed (b. Taza, Morocco, 1951).
  • Beligan, Radu (b. Gălibu, Romania, 14 December 1918).
  • Bell, John (b. Maitland, Australia, 1 November 1940).
  • Bell, Marie (b. Bègles, France, 23 December 1900; d. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 14 August 1985).
  • Bellotti Bon, Luigi (b. Udine, 17 April 1820; d. Milan, 31 January 1883).
  • Ben Ayad, Aly (b. Hammam-Lif, Tunisia, 15 August 1930; d. Paris, 14 February 1972).
  • Bene, Carmelo (b. Lecce, 1 September 1937; d. Rome, 16 March 2002).
  • Bengkel Teater (Theatre Workshop).
  • Benjumea, Carlos (b. Bogotá, 27 January 1941).
  • Benson, Francis Robert (Frank) (b. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 4 November 1858; d. London, 31 December 1939).
  • Beolco, Angelo (b. Padua, 1496; d. Padua, 17 March? 1542).
  • Berliner Ensemble (BE).
  • Bernhardt, Sarah (b. Paris, c.22 October 1844; d. Paris, 26 March 1923).
  • Berry, Cicely (b. 17 May 1926).
  • Bethmann-Unzelmann, Friederike Auguste (b. Gotha, Germany, 12 January 1760; d. Berlin, 16 August 1815).
  • Betterton, Thomas (b. London, (baptized) 11/12 August 1635; d. London, 28 April 1710).
  • Bharata and Natyasastra.
  • Biancolelli.
  • biaoyan chengshi.
  • Bilginer, Haluk (b. Izmir, Turkey, 5 June 1954).
  • Bing, Suzanne (b. Paris, 10 March 1887; d. Neuilly-sur-Seine, 22 November 1967).
  • biomechanics.
  • Birman, Serafina Germanovna (b. Kishinev, Russia, 29 July (10 August) 1890; d. Moscow, 11 May 1976).
  • Björk, Anita (b. Tällberg, Dalarna, 25 April 1923; d. Stockholm, 24 October 2012).
  • Blaha, Lujza (b. Rimaszombat, Hungary, 8 September 1850; d. Budapest, 18 January 1926).
  • Blanchett, Cate (b. Melbourne, 14 May 1969).
  • Boal, Augusto (b. Rio de Janeiro, 16 March 1931; d. Rio de Janeiro, 2 May 2009).
  • Bocage, (b. Rouen, 1787/1801; d. Paris, 30 August 1863).
  • Bódalo, José (b. Córdoba, Argentina, 24 March 1916; d. Madrid, 24 July 1985).
  • body.
  • Boero, Alejandra (b. Buenos Aires, 9 December 1918; d. Buenos Aires, 4 May 2006).
  • Bogart, Anne (b. Newport, RI, 25 September 1951).
  • Bogusławski, Wojciech (b. Glinno, Poland, 9 April 1757; d. Warsaw, 23 July 1829).
  • Bohurupee.
  • Bolaños, Lucy (b. Cali, Colombia, 1948).
  • Bolesławski, Ryszard (Richard Boleslavsky) (b. Dębowa Gora, Poland, 4 February 1889; d. Hollywood, California, 17 January 1937).
  • Bolshoi Drama Theatre.
  • Booth, Edwin (b. Bel Air, Maryland, 13 November 1833; d. New York City, 7 June 1893).
  • Borghi, Renato (b. Rio de Janeiro, 1939).
  • Borràs, Enric (b. Badalona, 9 September 1863; d. Barcelona, 4 November 1957).
  • Boscana, Lucy (b. Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, 24 September 1915; d. San Juan, 24 May 2001).
  • Boskova, Marija Meri (b. Bitola, Yugoslavia, 2 May 1924; d. Skopje, 26 March 2014).
  • Bosse, Harriet (b. Christiania/Oslo, Norway, 19 February 1878; d. Oslo, 2 November 1961).
  • Boucicault, Dionysus Lardner (b. Dublin, 27 December 1820; d. New York, 18 September 1890).
  • Bouleymane, Ahmed (b. Tunis, 12 December 1884; d. Radès, Tunisia, 3 April 1976).
  • Boumedienne, Sirat (b. Oran, 1947; d. Mostaganem, Algeria, 20 August 1995).
  • Bourguiba, Mohamed (b. Monastir, Tunisia, 1881; d. Tunis, 26 July 1930).
  • Bouwmeester, Louis Sr (b. Middelharnis, Netherlands, 5 September 1842; d. Amsterdam, 28 April 1925).
  • boy actors.
  • Bozán, Olinda (b. Rosario, Argentina, 21 June 1894; d. Buenos Aires, 8 February 1977).
  • Bracegirdle, Anne (b. Northampton, England, (baptized) 15 November 1671; d. London, 12 September 1748).
  • Branagh, Kenneth (b. Belfast, 20 December 1960).
  • Brando, Marlon (b. Omaha, 3 April 1924; d. Los Angeles, 1 July 2004).
  • Brandoni, Luis (b. Dock Sud, Argentina, 18 April 1940).
  • Bread and Puppet Theatre.
  • Brecht, Bertolt (b. Augsburg, 10 February 1898; d. Berlin, 14 August 1956).
  • breeches parts.
  • Brenko, Anna Alekseevna (b. 1848 (49?); d. 1934).
  • Brignone, Lilla (b. Rome, 23 August 1913; d. Rome, 24 March 1984).
  • Briski, Norman (b. Santa Fe, Argentina, 2 January 1938).
  • Britto, Sérgio (b. Rio de Janeiro, 29 June 1923; d. Rio de Janeiro, 17 December 2011).
  • Brockmann, Johann Franz Hieronymus (b. Graz, 30 September 1745; d. Vienna, 12 April 1812).
  • Brook, Peter (b. London, 21 March 1925).
  • Brun, Johannes Finne (b. Verdal, Norway, 10 March 1832; d. Christiania, 7 March 1890).
  • Buabeng, Adeline Ama.
  • Budzisz-Krzyżanowska, Teresa (b. Tczew, Poland, 17 September 1942).
  • Buenaventura, Enrique (b. Cali, Colombia, 19 February 1925; d. Cali, 31 December 2003).
  • Bulandra Theatre.
  • Bulwer, John (b. (baptized) London, 16 May 1606; d. London, c.1 October 1656).
  • Bungaku-za.
  • bunraku.
  • Burbage, Richard (b. London, January 1568; d. London, 13 March 1619).
  • Burgtheater.
  • Burian, Vlasta (b. Liberec, 9 April 1891; d. Prague, 31 January 1962).
  • burlesque.
  • Burton, Richard (b. Pontrhydyfen, Wales, 10 November 1925; d. Céligny, Switzerland, 5 August 1984).
  • Busch, Ernst (b. Kiel, 22 January 1900; d. Bernburg, 8 June 1980).
  • C
  • cabaret.
  • Calderón, María (b. Madrid, 1611; d. Guadalajara, 1646).
  • Caldwell, Zoe (b. Melbourne, 14 September 1933).
  • Callow, Simon (b. London, 15 June 1949).
  • Calvo y Revilla, Rafael (b. Seville, 19 February 1842; d. Cádiz, 3 October 1888).
  • Cameri Theatre.
  • Caragiu, Toma (b. Aetomilitsa, Greece, 21 August 1925; d. Bucharest, Romania, 4 March 1977).
  • Caramitru, Ion (b. Bucharest, 9 March 1942).
  • Cardoso, Sérgio (b. Belém, Brazil, 23 March 1925; d. Rio de Janeiro, 18 August 1972).
  • caricature.
  • Cariou, Len (b. St Boniface, Manitoba, Canada, 30 September 1939).
  • Carnovsky, Morris (b. St Louis, Missouri, 5 September 1897; d. Easton, Connecticut, 1 September 1992).
  • Carrillo, Mary (b. Toledo, Spain, 14 October 1919; d. Madrid, 31 July 2009).
  • Casacuberta, Juan (b. Buenos Aires, November 1798; d. Santiago de Chile, 23 September 1849).
  • Casarès, Maria (b. Corunna, Spain, 21 November 1922; d. La Vergne, Charente-Maritime, France, 22 November 1996).
  • Castro, Alfredo (b. Santiago, 19 December 1955).
  • Castro, Bélgica (b. Concepción, Chile, 6 March 1921).
  • Cecchi, Carlo (b. Florence, 25 January 1939).
  • Cecchini, Pier Maria (b. Ferrara, 14 May 1563; d. 1644).
  • Centro Universitario de Teatro, El (CUT).
  • Chaikin, Joseph (b. New York, 16 September 1935; d. New York, 22 June 2003).
  • Chakyar, Mani Madhava (b. Kerala, India, 15 February 1899; d. Ottapalam, Kerala, 14 January 1990).
  • Chakyar, Painkulam Rama (b. 1905; d. 1980).
  • Chamberlain’s/King’s Men.
  • Champmeslé, Marie (b. Rouen, 18 February 1642; d. Paris, 15 May 1698).
  • Chang lun.
  • Chang Xiangyu, (b. Henan Province, China, 1923; d. 2004).
  • character.
  • characterization.
  • Chawla, Veenapani (b. Mumbai, 5 April 1947).
  • chayuan.
  • Cheek by Jowl.
  • Chekhov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich (b. St Petersburg, 16 (28) August 1891; d. Beverly Hills, California, 30 September 1955).
  • Chen Bo’er, (b. Chao’an, Guangdong Province, China, 1907/10; d. Shanghai, 1951).
  • Chen Mingzhi, (fl. early eighteenth century).
  • Cheng Yanqiu, (b. Beijing, 1904; d. 1958).
  • chorus.
  • Chorus Repertory Theatre.
  • Chramostová, Vlasta (b. Brno, 17 November 1926).
  • Cibber, Colley (b. London, 6 November 1671; d. London, 12 December 1757).
  • Cibber, Susanna (b. London, 14 February 1714; d. London, 30 January 1766).
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius (b. Arpinum, Italy, 3 January 106 BCE; d. Formia, 7 December 43 BCE).
  • Cieślak, Ryszard (b. Kalisz, Poland, 9 March 1937; d. Houston, Texas, 15 June 1990).
  • Činoherní klub (Drama Club).
  • Cintra, Luís Miguel (b. Madrid, 29 April 1949).
  • Circolando.
  • Clairon, Hippolyte (b. Condé-sur-l’Escaut, Hainaut, 25 January 1723; d. Paris, 29 January 1803).
  • Clever, Edith (b. Wuppertal, 13 December 1940).
  • Close, Del (b. Manhattan, Kansas, 9 March 1934; d. Chicago, 4 March 1999).
  • clown.
  • Clurman, Harold (b. New York City, 18 September 1901; d. New York City, 9 September 1980).
  • Cobb, Lee J. (b. New York City, 8 December 1911; d. Woodland Hills, California, 11 February 1976).
  • Colaço, Amélia Rey (b. Lisbon, 2 March 1898; d. Lapa, Portugal, 8 July 1990).
  • collective creation.
  • combat.
  • Comediants.
  • Comédie-Française (previously Le Théâtre-Français, La Maison de Molière).
  • commedia dell’arte.
  • Conesa, María (b. Vinaroz, Spain, 18 December 1892; d. Mexico City, 4 September 1978).
  • Conservatoire National Supérieure d’Art Dramatique.
  • Cooke, George Frederick (b. London, 17 April 1756?; d. New York, 26 September 1812).
  • Cooper, Thomas Abthorpe (b. London, 1776; d. Bristol, Pennsylvania, 21 April 1849).
  • Copeau, Jacques (b. Paris, 4 February 1879; d. Beaune, 20 October 1949).
  • Coquelin, Benoît-Constant (b. Boulogne-sur-Mer, 23 January 1841; d. Paris, 27 January 1909).
  • Córdoba, Lucho (b. Lima, Peru, 26 July 1902; d. Santiago de Chile, 14 April 1981).
  • Cornell, Katharine (b. Berlin, 16 February 1893; d. Tisbury, Massachusetts, 9 June 1974).
  • Cornerstone Theatre Company.
  • Corona, Isabela (b. Autlán, Mexico, 2 July 1913; d. Mexico City, 8 July 1993).
  • Corrêa, José Celso Martinez (b. São Paulo, 30 March 1937).
  • Corrêa, Rubens (b. Aquidauana, Brazil, 1931; d. Rio de Janeiro, 1996).
  • Cortese, Valentina (b. Milan, 1 January 1923).
  • Cortez, Raul (b. São Paulo, 28 August 1932; d. São Paulo, 18 July 2000).
  • Costa, Orazio (b. Rome, 6 August 1911; d. Florence, 14 November 1999).
  • costume.
  • cothurnus.
  • Coward, Noel (b. London, 16 December 1899; d. Blue Harbor, Jamaica, 26 March 1973).
  • Craig, Edward Gordon (b. Stevenage, England, 16 January 1872; d. Vence, France, 29 July 1966).
  • Crawford, Cheryl (b. Akron, Ohio, 24 September 1902; d. New York, 7 October 1986).
  • Crilla, Hedy (b. Vienna, Austria-Hungary, 1898; d. Buenos Aires, 31 March 1984).
  • Crnobori, Marija (b. Pula, Croatia, 1 October 1918).
  • Cronyn, Hume (b. London, Ontario, 18 July 1911; d. Fairfield, Connecticut, 15 June 2003).
  • La Cubana.
  • Cusack, Cyril James (b. Durban, South Africa, 26 November 1910; d. London, 7 October 1993).
  • Cushman, Charlotte (b. Boston, Massachusetts, 23 July 1816; d. Boston, 18 February 1876).
  • Czyżewska, Elżbieta (b. Warsaw, 14 May 1938; d. New York City, 17 June 2010).
  • D
  • Dada.
  • Dafoe, Willem (b. Appleton, Wisconsin, 22 July 1955).
  • Dahr, Juni (b. Oslo, 29 June 1953).
  • Dal, Oleg Ivanovich (b. Moscow, 25 May 1941; d. Kiev, 3 March 1981).
  • Dalit Theatre.
  • Dasi, Binodini (b. 1863; d. Kolkata, 1941).
  • Davis, Henrietta Vinton (b. Baltimore, Maryland, 25 August 1860; d. Washington, DC, 23 November 1941).
  • Davydov, Vladimir Nikolaevich (b. Novomirgorod, Russia, 7 (19) January 1849; d. Moscow, 23 June 1925).
  • Dawison, Bogumil (b. Warsaw, 15 May 1818; d. Dresden, 1 February 1872).
  • De Berardinis, Leo (b. Salerno, 3 January 1940; d. Rome, 18 September 2008).
  • De Filippo.
  • de Wahl, Anders (b. Stockholm, 9 February 1869; d. Stockholm, 9 March 1956).
  • Deburau, Jean-Gaspard (b. Kolin, Bohemia, Habsburg Empire, 31 July 1796; d. Paris, 17 June 1846).
  • declamation.
  • Decleir, Jan (b. Niel, Belgium, 14 February 1946).
  • Decroux, Étienne (b. Paris, 19 July 1898; d. Boulogne-Billancourt, 12 March 1991).
  • Dee, Ruby (b. Cleveland, Ohio, 27 October 1924; d. New Rochelle, New York, 11 June 2014).
  • defamiliarization.
  • Déjazet, Virginie (b. Paris, 30 August 1798; d. Paris, 1 December 1875).
  • el-Dekken, Tawfiq (aka Al-Sherir Al-Zarif) (b. Al-Menufiya, Egypt 1924; d. 1988).
  • Delbono, Pippo (b. Varazze, Savona, 1959).
  • Delsarte, François (b. Solesmes, France, 11 November 1811; d. Paris, 20 July 1871).
  • Dench, Judi (b. York, England, 9 December 1934).
  • Departamento de Teatro, El.
  • Deshpande, Sulabha (b. Mumbai, 1937).
  • Deutsches Theater (DT) Berlin.
  • Devrient.
  • Devrient, Ludwig (b. Berlin, 15 December 1784; d. Berlin, 30 December 1832).
  • Devrient, Philipp Eduard (b. Berlin, 11 August 1801; d. Karlsruhe, 4 October 1877).
  • Dewhurst, Colleen (b. Montreal, Quebec, 3 June 1924; d. South Salem, New York, 22 August 1991).
  • dialect.
  • diction.
  • Diderot, Denis (b. Langres, France, 5 October 1713; d. Paris, 31 July 1784).
  • Dietrich, Marlene (b. Berlin, 27 December 1901; d. Paris, 6 May 1992).
  • Dionysus.
  • director.
  • disability performance.
  • Divadlo Na Zábradlí (Theatre on the Balustrade).
  • Djajoesman, Renny (b. Semarang, 2 January 1959).
  • Dmitrevskii, Ivan Afanasevich (b. Yaroslavl, Russia, 28 February (11 March) 1734; d. St Petersburg, 27 October (8 November) 1821).
  • Döbbelin, Karl Gottlieb (b. Königsberg in der Neumark, Germany, 27 February 1727; d. Berlin, 10 December 1793).
  • documentary theatre.
  • Doggett, Thomas (b. Dublin, c.1670; d. London, 20 September 1721).
  • Domańska, Jadwiga (b. Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Poland, 9 October 1907; d. Ottawa, Ontario, 19 December 1996).
  • Dorval, Marie (b. Laurient, France, 6 January 1798; d. Paris, 20 May 1849).
  • double-consciousness.
  • Douglas, María (b. Mexico City, 22 June 1922; d. Mexico City, 17 December 1973).
  • drag.
  • Drake, Alfred (b. New York, 7 October 1914; d. New York, 25 July 1992).
  • Dramaten.
  • Dramatic Theatre of Vera Komissarzhevskaia.
  • du Maurier, Gerald (b. London, 26 March 1873; d. London, 11 April 1934).
  • Duarte, Eva (aka María Eva Duarte de Perón) (b. Los Toldos, Argentina, 7 May 1919; d. Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952).
  • Dubey, Lillete (b. Mumbai, 13 May 1954).
  • Duchenois, Catherine Joséphine Rafuin (b. near Valenciennes, France, 1777; d. Paris, 1835).
  • Duclos, Marie (b. 1668; d. Paris, 1748).
  • Dujšin, Dubravko (b. Zadar, Croatia, 12 September 1894; d. Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 30 January 1947).
  • Dullin, Charles (b. Yenne, France, 8 May 1885; d. Paris, 11 December 1949).
  • dumb show.
  • Dumesnil, Marie Françoise (b. Paris, 2 January 1712; d. 1803).
  • Duse, Eleonora (b. Vigevano, Italy, 3 October 1858; d. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 21 April 1924).
  • Dutt, Utpal (b. Barisal, East Bengal, 29 March 1929; d. Kolkata, 19 August 1993).
  • Dybwad, Johanne (b. Christiania, Norway, 2 August 1867; d. Oslo, 4 March 1950).
  • E
  • East West Players.
  • Efremov, Oleg Nikolaevich (b. Moscow, 1 October 1927; d. Moscow, 24 May 2000).
  • Egurrola, Julieta (b. Mexico City, 1953).
  • Eichlerówna, Irena (b. Warsaw, 19 April 1908; d. Warsaw, 12 September 1990).
  • Ekblad, Stina (b. Solf, Finland, 2 February 1954).
  • Ekhof, Konrad (b. Hamburg, 12 August 1720; d. Gotha, 16 June 1778).
  • Ekman, Gösta (b. Stockholm, 28 December 1890; d. Stockholm, 12 January 1938).
  • Engel, Johann Jakob (b. Parchim, Germany, 11 September 1741; d. Parchim, 28 June 1802).
  • Englische Komödianten.
  • ensemble.
  • environmental theatre.
  • Epic theatre.
  • Erkal, Genco (b. Istanbul, 28 March 1938).
  • Ermolova, Mariia Nikolaevna (b. Moscow, 3 (15) July 1853; d. Moscow, 12 March 1928).
  • Eronen, Ella (b. Helsinki, 29 January 1900; d. Helsinki, 9 October 1987).
  • Ertuğrul, Muhsin (b. Istanbul, 7 March 1892; d. Izmir, 29 April 1979).
  • Escuela de Arte Teatral, La (EAT).
  • esperpento.
  • Espert, Nuria (b. Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, 11 June 1935).
  • Esposti, Piera degli (b. Bologna, 13 March 1939).
  • Evans, Edith (b. London, 8 February 1888; d. Cranbrook, Kent, 14 October 1976).
  • expressionism.
  • Eysoldt, Gertrud (b. Pirna, Germany, 30 November 1870; d. Ohlstadt, Germany, 6 January 1955).
  • Ezeiza, Gabino (b. Buenos Aires, 3 February 1858; d. San Telmo, 12 October 1916).
  • F
  • Fabre, Jan (b. Antwerp, 14 December 1958).
  • Fábregas, Manolo (b. Vigo, Spain, 15 July 1921; d. Mexico City, 4 February 1996).
  • Fábregas, Virginia (b. Yautepec, Mexico, 17 December 1871; d. Mexico City, 17 November 1950).
  • Factory of the Eccentric Actor (FEKS).
  • al Fahd, Hayat (b. Kuwait, 1 April 1948).
  • Falco, Sebastián.
  • Fanizadeh, Parviz (b. Tehran, 1937; d. Tehran, 24 February 1980).
  • farce.
  • al Farsi, Saleh Zaa’l (b. Oman, 17 February 1953).
  • Fasano, Quim (b. Luanda, Angola, 3 May 1981).
  • Faucit, Helen (b. London, 11 October 1814; d. Llangollen, Wales, 31 October 1898).
  • Fay, Francis John (b. Dublin, 30 August 1870; d. Dublin, 2 January 1931).
  • Fay, William George (b. Dublin, 12 November 1872; d. London, 27 October, 1947).
  • Fechter, Charles (b. London?, 23 October 1822; d. Quakertown, Pennsylvania, 5 August 1879).
  • Fedotova, Glikeriia Nikolaevna (b. Orel, 10 (22) October 1846; d. Moscow, 27 February 1925).
  • Feldenkrais, Moshé (b. Slavuta, Ukraine, 6 May 1904; d. Tel Aviv, 1 July 1984).
  • Fernández, Eduard (b. Barcelona, 24 August 1964).
  • Fernández, María del Rosario (‘La Tirana’) (b. Seville, 1755; d. Madrid, 28 December 1803).
  • Fernán-Gómez, Fernando (b. Lima, 29 August 1921; d. Madrid, 21 November 2007).
  • Ferrer, José (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 8 January 1912; d. Coral Gables, Florida, 26 January 1992).
  • Ferrigno, Oscar (b. Buenos Aires, 1927; d. Buenos Aires, 1 September 1986).
  • Fialka, Ladislav (b. Prague, 22 August 1931; d. Prague, 22 February 1991).
  • Fijan, Andrija (b. Zagreb, Croatia, 4 September 1851; d. Zagreb, 26 September 1911).
  • film.
  • Filotti, Maria (b. Batogu, Romania, 9 October 1883; d. Bucharest, 5 November 1956).
  • Finkel, Shimon (b. Grodno, Russia, 1 December 1905; d. Israel, 5 October 1999).
  • Finney, Albert (b. Salford, England, 9 May 1936).
  • Fintzi, Itzhak (b. Sofia, 25 April 1933).
  • Fiorilli, Tiberio (b. Naples, 1608?; d. Paris, 7 December 1694).
  • Firmin, (b. Paris, 1784; d. 1859).
  • Fiske, Minnie Maddern (b. New Orleans, 19 December 1865; d. Long Island, New York, 15 February 1932).
  • Fitzgerald, Barry (b. Dublin, 10 March 1888; d. Dublin, 14 January 1961).
  • Fitzmaurice, Catherine (b. India, 2 May 1938).
  • Fleck, Johann Friedrich Ferdinand (b. Breslau, 10 June 1757; d. Berlin, 20 December 1801).
  • Flores, Alejandro (b. Santiago, 9 February 1896; d. Santiago, 6 January 1962).
  • Flotats, Josep Maria (b. Barcelona, 12 January 1939).
  • Fo, Dario (b. Sangiano, Varese, 26 March 1926).
  • Fontanne, Lynn
  • Forbes-Robertson, Johnston (b. London, 16 January 1853; d. Dover, England, 6 November 1937).
  • Forced Entertainment.
  • Forrest, Edwin (b. Philadelphia, 9 March 1806; d. Philadelphia, 12 December 1872).
  • Fouéré, Olwen (b. West Galway, 2 March 1954).
  • Franco, Eva (b. Buenos Aires, 29 June 1906; d. Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, 28 March 1999).
  • Fredrikson, Gustaf (b. Stockholm, 31 July 1832; d. Stockholm, 5 November 1921).
  • Free Southern Theatre (FST).
  • Fuliancheng (The Fuliancheng Training School).
  • La Fura dels Baus.
  • G
  • Gai Jiaotian, (b. Hebei Province, China, 1888; d. 1971).
  • Gallardou, Claudio (b. Madrid, Spain, 20 July 1959).
  • Gambon, Michael (b. Dublin, 19 October 1940).
  • Gamil, Sana’a (b. Al-Menia, Egypt, 27 April 1930; d. Cairo, 22 December 2002).
  • Ganguli, Usha (b. Jodphur, Rajasthan, 1945).
  • Ganz, Bruno (b. Zurich, 22 March 1941).
  • García, Laura (b. Bogotá, 1953).
  • García, Santiago (b. Bogotá, 20 December 1928).
  • Garin, Erast Pavlovich (b. Riazan, 28 October (10 November) 1902; d. Moscow, 4 September 1980).
  • Garrick, David (b. Hereford, England, 19 February 1717; d. London, 20 January 1779).
  • Gassman, Vittorio (b. Genoa, 1 September 1922; d. Rome, 29 June 2000).
  • Gate Theatre.
  • Gavella, Branko (b. Zagreb, Croatia, 29 July 1895; d. Zagreb, 8 April 1962).
  • Gémier, Firmin (b. Aubervilliers, France, 21 February 1869; d. Paris, 26 November 1933).
  • Gentleman, Francis (b. Dublin, 23 October 1728; d. Dublin, 21 December 1784).
  • George, Mlle (b. Bayeux, 24 February 1787; d. Passy, 12 January 1867).
  • Gesher Theatre.
  • gesture.
  • gestus.
  • Ghanem, Samir (b. Cairo, 15 November 1937).
  • Gheith, Abdalla (b. Egypt, 28 January 1930; d. Egypt, 13 March 1993).
  • Gheith, Hamdi (b. Al-Sharqiya, Egypt, 1924; d. 2006).
  • Ghosh, Girishchandra (b. Calcutta, 28 February 1844; d. 8 February 1912).
  • Giehse, Therese (b. Munich, 6 March 1898; d. Munich, 3 March 1975).
  • Gielgud, John (b. London, 14 April 1904; d. Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, 21 May 2000).
  • Gildon, Charles (b. c.1665; d. London, 12 January 1724).
  • Gillette, William H. (b. Hartford, Connecticut, 24 July 1853; d. Hartford, 29 April 1937).
  • Gilpin, Charles (b. Richmond, Virginia, 20 November 1878; d. Eldridge Park, New Jersey, 6 May 1930).
  • Giménez Cacho, Daniel (b. Madrid, Spain, 15 May 1961).
  • Girardi, Alexander (b. Graz, 5 December 1850; d. Vienna, 20 April 1918).
  • GITIS.
  • Glinos, Georgios (b. Smyrna, 1895; d. Athens, 5 January 1966).
  • Gobbi Hilda, (b. Budapest, 6 June 1913; d. Budapest, 13 July 1988).
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (b. Frankfurt, 28 August 1749; d. Weimar, 22 March 1832).
  • Gökçer, Ayten (b. Istanbul, 1940).
  • Gökçer, Cüneyt (b. Malatya, Turkey, 1920; d. Ankara, 2009).
  • Gómez, José Luis (b. Huelva, Spain, 19 April 1940).
  • Gómez de la Vega, Alfredo (b. Mexico, 1897; d. Mexico City, 15 January 1958).
  • González, Ana (b. Santiago, 4 May 1915; d. Santiago, 21 February 2008).
  • González, Malena (b. Caracas, Venezuela).
  • González, Marés (b. Misiones, Argentina, 26 January 1925; d. Santiago, Chile, 30 August 2008).
  • Gopi, Bharat (b. Chirayinkeezhu, Travancore, India, 8 November 1937; d. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 29 January 2008).
  • Gorostiza, Celestino (b. Villahermosa, Mexico, 31 January 1904; d. Mexico City, 11 January 1967).
  • Goruhe Honar Melli (The National Art Troupe).
  • Got, Edmond (b. Lignerolles, 1 October 1822; d. Passy, 21 March 1901).
  • Gottsched, Johann Christoph (b. Juditten, Prussia, 2 February 1700; d. Leipzig, 12 December 1766).
  • Gråbøl, Sofie (b. Frederiksberg, Denmark, 30 July 1968).
  • Graff, Johann Jacob (b. Goergenthal, 23 September 1768; d. Weimar, 20 March 1848).
  • Gramatica, Emma (b. Fidenza, Parma, 25 October 1874; d. Ostia, Rome, 8 November 1965).
  • Grasso, Giovanni (b. Catania, 19 December 1873; d. Catania, 14 October 1930).
  • Grimaldi, Joseph (b. London, 18 December 1778; d. London, 31 May 1837).
  • Grotowski, Jerzy (b. Rzeszów, Poland, 11 August 1933; d. Pontedera, Italy, 14 January 1999).
  • Group Theatre, The.
  • Gründgens, Gustaf (b. Dusseldorf, 22 December 1899; d. Manila, Philippines, 7 October 1963).
  • Guanieri, Gianfrancesco (b. Milan, Italy, 6 August 1934; d. São Paulo, 22 July 2006).
  • Guerganova, Petya (b. Shumen, Bulgaria, 20 January 1905; d. Sofia 13 April 1985).
  • Guerrero, María (b. Madrid, 17 April 1867; d. Madrid, 23 January 1928).
  • Guevara, Trinidad (Ladrón de) (b. Soriano, Banda Oriental del Virreinata del Río de la Plata, Uruguay, 11 May 1798; d. Buenos Aires, 24 July 1873).
  • Guilmáin, Ofelia (b. Madrid, 17 November 1921; d. Mexico City, 14 January 2005).
  • Guinness, Alec (b. London, 2 April 1914; d. Midhurst, Sussex, 5 August 2000).
  • Gutiérrez Caba, Irene (b. Madrid, 25 April 1930; d. Madrid, 4 July 1995).
  • Guzha, Daves (b. 23 January 1967).
  • H
  • Habimah Theatre.
  • Hagen, Uta (b. Göttingen, Germany, 12 June 1919; d. New York City, 14 January 2004).
  • Haiyū-za.
  • Halász Péter, (b. Budapest, 20 August 1943; d. New York City, 10 March 2006).
  • Hampden, Walter (b. Brooklyn, New York, 30 June 1879; d. Los Angeles, 11 June 1955).
  • Hanayagi Shôtarô, (b. Tokyo, 24 May 1894; d. Tokyo, 6 January 1965).
  • Hanson, Lars (b. Gothenburg, 26 July 1886; d. Stockholm, 7 April 1965).
  • Happenings.
  • Harris, Julie (b. Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 2 December 1925; d. West Chatham, Massachusetts, 24 August 2013).
  • Hart, Charles (b. London, (baptized) 11 December 1625; d. Great Stanmore, Middlesex, 18 August 1683).
  • Hashmi, Safdar (b. Delhi, 12 April 1954; d. Ghaziabad, India, 2 January 1989).
  • Hatziargiri, Eleni (b. Halkida, Greece, 1923; d. Athens, 30 September 2004).
  • Hayes, Helen (b. Washington, DC, 10 October 1900; d. Nyack, New York, 17 March 1993).
  • Hazlitt, William (b. Maidstone, England, 10 April 1778; d. London, 18 September 1830).
  • Heiberg, Johanne Luise (b. Copenhagen, 22 November 1812; d. Copenhagen, 21 December 1890).
  • Heisnam, Sabitri (b. Mayang Imphal, 1946).
  • Hennings, Betty (b. Copenhagen, 26 October 1850; d. Gentofte, 27 October 1939).
  • Henry, Martha (b. Detroit, 17 February 1938).
  • Hensel, Sophie Friederike (b. Dresden, 1737/8; d. Schleswig, 22 November 1789).
  • Hepburn, Katherine (b. Hartford, Connecticut, 12 May 1907; d. Fenwick, Connecticut, 29 June 2003).
  • Herrera, Brisolia (b. Concepción, Chile, 24 March 1924; d. Concepción, Chile, 16 August 2011).
  • Hewlett, James (b. 1778; d. 1836).
  • Heywood, Thomas (b. Lincolnshire, England (?), early 1570s; d. London, 16 August 1641).
  • Higazi, Salama (b. Alexandria, 1852; d. Cairo, 4 October 1917).
  • Hijikata Yoshi, (b. Tokyo, 16 April 1898; d. Tokyo, 4 June 1959).
  • Hijjo, Omar (b. Aleppo, 31 March 1931).
  • Hill, John (b. Peterborough (?), c.1714; d. London, 22 November 1775).
  • Hipólito, Carlos (b. Madrid, 30 November 1956).
  • Hirata Oriza, (b. Tokyo, November 1962).
  • Hjortsberg, Lars (b. Stockholm, 23 November 1772; d. Nyköping, 8 July 1843).
  • Hochschule für Schauspielkunst‚ Ernst Busch (Ernst Busch Academy for Acting).
  • Hoffman, Philip Seymour (b. Fairport, New York, 23 July 1967; d. New York, 2 February 2014).
  • Holbrook, Hal (b. Cleveland, Ohio, 17 February 1925).
  • Holoubek, Gustaw (b. Cracow, 21 April 1923; d. Warsaw, 6 March 2008).
  • Homar, Lluís (b. Barcelona, 20 April 1957).
  • hong qushu.
  • Hong Shen, (b. Changzhou, China, 1894; d. Beijing, 1955).
  • Hoppe, Marianne (b. Rostock, Germany, 26 April 1909; d. Siegsdorf, Germany, 23 October 2002).
  • Howard, Alan (b. London, 5 August 1937).
  • huabu and yabu.
  • Huang Fanchuo, (fl. eighth century CE).
  • humours.
  • Hunt, Leigh (b. London, 19 October 1784; d. Putney, London, 28 August 1859).
  • Huppert, Isabelle (b. Paris, 16 March 1953).
  • Hurwicz, Angelika (b. Berlin, 22 April 1922; d. Bergen, Netherlands, 26 November 1999).
  • Husain, Fida (‘Narsi’) (b. Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1899; d. Moradabad, July 1999).
  • Hutt, William (b. Toronto, 2 May 1920; d. Stratford, Ontario, 27 June 2007).
  • Hwang Cheol, (b. Cheongyang, Korea, 11 January, 1912; d. Pyongyang, North Korea, 9 June 1961).
  • Hwasser, Elise (b. Stockholm, 16 March 1831; d. Fiskebäckskil, Sweden, 28 January 1894).
  • Hyland, Frances (b. Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, 25 April 1927; d. Toronto, 11 July 2004).
  • Hyman, Earle (b. Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 11 October 1926).
  • I
  • Iakovlev, Aleksei Semenovich (b. St Petersburg, 3 (14) November 1773; d. St Petersburg, 3 (15) November 1817).
  • Iavorskaia, Lydiia Borisovna (b. Kiev, 1871; d. Brighton, England, 1921).
  • Ibrahim, ‘Abdel-Mone’im (b. Cairo, 24 December 1924; d. Cairo, 18 November 1987).
  • Ibsen, Lillebil (b. Christiania, 6 August 1899; d. Oslo, 22 August 1989).
  • Ichikawa Danjûrô.
  • His son, Danjûrô, II (b. 1688; d. 1758)
  • Danjûrô, IV (b. 1711; d. 1778),
  • Danjûrô, V (b. 1741; d. 1806)
  • Danjûrô, VII (b. 1791; d. 1859)
  • Danjûrô, VIII (b. 1823; d. 1854)
  • Danjûrô, IX (b. 1838; d. 1903),
  • Danjûrô, XII (b. 1946; d. 2013)
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke.
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke, III (b. Tokyo, 9 December 1939)
  • Ichikawa Sadanji.
  • Iffland, August Wilhelm (b. Hanover, 19 April 1759; d. Berlin, 22 September 1814).
  • Ikonomou, Thomas (b. Vienna, 1864; d. Athens, 1927).
  • Ilinskii, Igor Vladimirovich (b. Moscow, 11 (24) July 1901; d. Moscow, 13 January 1987).
  • Ilmari, Wilho (b. Kymi, Finland, 24 April 1888; d. Turku, 18 August 1983).
  • Imam, ‘Adel (aka Al-Za’eim) (b. Al-Mansurah, Egypt, 17 May 1940).
  • impersonation.
  • improvisation.
  • Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA).
  • Indian street theatre.
  • Institut del Teatre.
  • Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA, National University Institute of Art).
  • intercultural theatre.
  • Iris, Esperanza (b. Villahermosa, 30 March 1888; d. Mexico City, 7 November 1962).
  • Irving, Henry (b. Keinton Mandeville, Somerset, England, 6 February 1838; d. Bradford, England, 13 October 1905).
  • Irwin, Bill (b. Santa Monica, California, 11 April 1950).
  • Iurev, Iurii Mikhailovich (b. Moscow, 3 (15) January 1872; d. Leningrad, 13 March 1948).
  • Iuzhin, Aleksandr Ivanovich (b. Kukuevka, Russia, 4 (16) September 1857; d. Nice, France, 17 September 1927).
  • Ivan Vazov People’s Theatre.
  • Iwamatsu Ryō, (b. Nagasaki, 26 March 1952).
  • Izquierdo, María (b. Santiago, Chile, 1960).
  • Izumo no Okuni, (b. 1572?; d. 1613?).
  • J
  • Jackson, Glenda (b. Birkenhead, England, 9 May 1936).
  • Jacobi, Derek (b. Leytonstone, England, 22 October 1938).
  • Jaguar Jokers (JJs)
  • Jaishankar, Bhudhardas Bhojak (b. Visnagar, 1889; d. 1975).
  • Jale, Afife (b. Istanbul, 1902; d. Istanbul, 24 July 1941).
  • Jana Natya Manch (People’s Theatre Front).
  • Jana Sanskriti.
  • Jaques-Dalcroze, Émile (b. Vienna, 6 July 1865; d. Geneva, 1 July 1950).
  • Jaracz, Stefan, (b. Stare Žukowice, Poland, 24 December 1883; d. Otwock, Poland, 11 August 1945).
  • Jászai Mari, (b. Ászár, Hungary, 24 February 1850; d. Budapest, 5 October 1926).
  • jatra (‘journey’).
  • Jayasree, B. (b. Bangalore, 1950).
  • Jebrane, Touria (b. Casablanca, 1952).
  • Jefferson, Joseph III (b. Philadelphia, 20 February 1829; d. Palm Beach, Florida, 23 April 1905).
  • Jelgerhuis, Johannes (b. Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 1770; d. Amsterdam, 6 October 1836).
  • jiaban.
  • Jiao Juyin, (b. Tianjin, China, 1905; d. Beijing, 1975).
  • jiaofang.
  • jiaose hangdang.
  • jiben gong.
  • Jin Shijie, (b. Pingdong, Taiwan, 1951).
  • jingju.
  • Joglars, Els (The Jesters).
  • Johnson, Ishmael (b. 1904; d. 1985).
  • Johnstone, Keith (b. Brixham, Devon, England, February 1933).
  • Joint Stock Theatre Company.
  • Jones, James Earl (b. Arkabutla, Mississippi, 17 January 1931).
  • Jos Repertory Theatre.
  • Josephson, Erland (b. Stockholm, 15 June 1923; d. Stockholm, 25 February 2012).
  • Jouvet, Louis (b. Crozon, France, 24 December 1887; d. Paris, 16 August 1951).
  • Juan Rana, (b. 1593; d. 1672).
  • Juliá, Raúl (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 9 March 1940; d. Manhasset, New York, 24 October 1994).
  • Julliard School.
  • Junction Avenue Theatre Company (JATC).
  • K
  • kabuki.
  • Kachalov, Vasilii Ivanovich (b. Vilna, 30 January (11 February) 1875; d. Moscow, 30 September 1948).
  • Kaghat, Mohammed (b. 1942; d. 2001).
  • Kainz, Josef (b. Wieselburg, Austria-Hungary, 2 January 1858; d. Vienna, 20 September 1910).
  • kalarippayattu.
  • Kalogerikou, Hristina (b. Constantinople, 1885; d. Athens, 3 November 1968).
  • Kamińska, Ida (b. Odessa, Russia, 18 September 1899; d. New York City, 21 May 1980).
  • Kamĩrĩĩthũ Community Centre Theatre Group.
  • Kan’ami Kiyotsugu, (b. Iga Province?, Japan, 1333; d. Suruga Province, 8 June 1384).
  • Kani, John (b. New Brighton, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 20 November 1942).
  • Kanze Hisao, (b. 1925; d. 1978).
  • Kapoor, Prithviraj (b. Samundari, Punjab, now Faisalbad, Pakistan, November 1906; d. Mumbai, 29 May 1972).
  • Kara Jūrō, (b. Tokyo, 11 February 1940).
  • Karaca, Muammer(b. Istanbul, 8 November 1906; d. Istanbul, 28 April 1978).
  • Karatygin, Vasilii Andreevich (b. St Petersburg, 26 February (10 March) 1802; d. St Petersburg, 13 (25) March 1853).
  • Karezi, Jenny (b. Athens, 12 January 1933; d. Athens, 27 July 1992).
  • Kargahe Namayesh (Theatre Workshop).
  • Karya, Teguh (b. Pangdeglang, Indonesia, 22 September 1937; d. Jakarta, 11 December 2001).
  • al-Kassar, ‘Ali (b. Cairo, 13 June 1887; d. Cairo, 15 January 1957).
  • kathakali.
  • Katona József Theatre.
  • Katrakis, Manos(b. Casteli, Crete, 14 August 1908; d. Athens, 2 September 1984).
  • Kawakami Otojirō, (b. Fukuoka, Japan, 8 February 1864; d. Osaka, 11 November 1911).
  • Kawakami, Sada Yakko (b. Tokyo, 18 July 1871; d. Atami, Japan, 7 December 1946).
  • Kazak, Fayez (b. Latakia, Syria, 5 June 1955).
  • Kean, Edmund (b. London, 17 March 1787; d. London, 15 May 1833).
  • Kean, Marie (b. Rush, County Dublin, 27 June 1918; d. Dublin, 29 December 1993).
  • Kedrov, Mikhail Nikolaevich(b. Moscow, 21 December 1893 (2 January 1894); d. Moscow, 22 March 1972).
  • Keller, Inge (b. Berlin, 15 December 1923).
  • Keltoum, (b. Blida, Algeria, 4 April 1916; d. Oran, 11 November 2010).
  • Kemble, John Philip (b. Prescot, Lancashire, England, 1 February 1757; d. Lausanne, Switzerland, 26 February 1823).
  • Kempe, William (d. (buried) London, 2 November 1603).
  • Kenter, Müşfik (b. Istanbul, 9 September 1932; d. Istanbul, 15 August 2012).
  • Kenter, Yildiz (b. Istanbul, 11 October 1928).
  • Khorvash, Fakhri (b. Kermanshah, 1929).
  • Kielanowski, Leopold (b. Lwów, 1907; d. London, 1988).
  • Kierkegaard, Søren Aabye (b. Copenhagen, 5 May 1813; d. Copenhagen, 11 November 1855).
  • Kingsley, Ben (b. Scarborough, England, 31 December 1943).
  • Kishida Kyōko, (b. Tokyo, 29 April 1930; d. Tokyo, 17 December 2006).
  • Kissimov, Konstantin (b. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, 16 April 1897; d. Sofia, 16 August 1965).
  • Kline, Kevin (b. St Louis, Missouri, 24 October 1947).
  • Knebel, Mariia Osipovna (b. Moscow, 6 (18) May 1898; d. Moscow, 1 June 1985).
  • Knipper(-Chekhova), Olga Leonardovna(b. Glazov, Russia, 9 (21) September 1868; d. Moscow, 22 March 1959).
  • Koch, Heinrich Gottfried (b. Gera, 1703; d. Berlin, 3 January 1775).
  • Kohout, Eduard (b. České Budejovice, 6 March 1889; d. Prague, 25 October 1976).
  • Komissarzhevskaia, Vera Fedorovna(b. St Petersburg, 27 October (8 November) 1864; d. Tashkent, 10 February 1910).
  • Koonen, Alisa Georgievna (b. Moscow, 5 (17) October 1889; d. Moscow, 20 August 1974).
  • Kortner, Fritz (b. Vienna, 12 May 1892; d. Munich, 22 July 1970).
  • Kotopouli, Marika (b. Athens, 3 May 1887; d. Athens, 3 September 1954).
  • Kotopoulis, Dimitrios (b. Constantinople, 1848; d. 1919).
  • kouchuan xinshou.
  • Kraljeva, Božena (b. Zagreb, Croatia, 11 December 1904; d. Zagreb, Croatia, 12 July 1989).
  • Krauss, Werner (b. Gestungshausen, Germany, 23 June 1884; d. Vienna, 20 October 1959).
  • Krones, Therese (b. Freudenthal, Silesia, 7 October 1801; d. Vienna, 28 December 1830).
  • Krstic, Liljana (b. Kargujevac, Yugoslavia, 31 October 1919; d. Belgrade, Serbia, 12 April 2001).
  • Ksentini, Rachid (b. Bouzareah, Algeria, 11 November 1887; d. Algiers, 4 August 1944).
  • kunqu.
  • Kunqu Chuanxi Suo.
  • Kurtiz, Tuncel (b. Izmit, Turkey, 1 February 1936; d. Istanbul, 27 September 2013).
  • Kusum Agromma.
  • kutiyattam.
  • Kvapilová, Hana (b. Prague, 29 November 1860; d. Prague, 8 April 1907).
  • Kvrgić, Pero (b. Srpske Moravice, Croatia, 4 March 1927).
  • Kynaston, Edward (b. (baptized) Oswestry, Shropshire, England, 20 April 1643; d. (buried) London, 30 July 1712).
  • kyôgen.
  • L
  • La Grange, (b. c.1635; d. 1 March 1692).
  • Laban, Rudolf (b. Poszony, Austria-Hungary, 15 December 1879; d. Weybridge, England, 1 July 1958).
  • LAByrinth Theatre.
  • Ladipo, Duro (b. Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, 18 December 1931; d. Osogbo, 11 March 1978).
  • Ladvenant y Quirante, María (b. Valencia, 23 July 1741; d. Madrid, 1 April 1767).
  • Lafayette Players, The.
  • Lahham, Duraid (b. Damascus, 31 January 1934).
  • Lahr, Bert (b. New York City, 13 August 1895; d. New York City, 4 December 1967).
  • Lähteenoja, Mimmi (b. Helsinki, 27 August 1865; d. Helsinki, 20 October 1937).
  • Lamadrid, Teodora (b. Saragossa, Spain, 26 November 1821; d. Madrid, 21 April 1896).
  • Lamb, Charles (b. London, 10 February 1775; d. London, 27 December 1834).
  • Lambeti, Elli (b. Vilia, Attiki, Greece, 13 April 1926; d. New York City, 3 September 1983).
  • Lampe, Jutta (b. Flensburg, 13 December 1943).
  • Landovský, Pavel (b. Německý Brod, 11 September 1936).
  • Langella, Frank (b. Bayonne, New Jersey, USA, 1 January 1938).
  • Lansbury, Angela (b. London, 16 October 1925).
  • Latorre, Carlos (b. Toro, Zamora, Spain, 2 November 1798; d. Madrid, 11 October 1851).
  • Laube, Heinrich (b. Sprottau, Germany, 18 September 1806; d. Vienna, 1 August 1884).
  • Laughton, Charles (b. Scarborough, England, 1 July 1899; d. Hollywood, California, 15 December 1962).
  • Lawrence, Gertrude (b. London, 4 July 1898; d. New York City, 6 September 1952).
  • Lazzarini, Giulia (b. Milan, 24 March 1934).
  • Le Conte, Valeran (fl. 1590–1614).
  • Le Gallienne, Eva (b. London, 11 January 1899; d. Weston, Connecticut, 3 June 1991).
  • Lebedev, Evgenii Alekseevich (b. Balokovo, Russia, 15 January 1917; d. St Petersburg, 9 June 1997).
  • Lecoq, Jacques (b. Paris, 15 December 1921; d. Paris, 19 January 1999).
  • Lecouvreur, Adrienne (b. Damery, France, 5 April 1692; d. Paris, 20 March 1730).
  • Lekain, (b. Paris, 14 April 1729; d. Paris, 8 February 1778).
  • Lemaître, Frédérick (b. Le Havre, France, 28 July 1800; d. Paris, 26 January 1876).
  • Lenskii, Aleksandr Pavlovich (b. Chişinău, Moldavia, 1 (13) October 1847; d. Moscow, 13 (26) October 1908).
  • Lenya, Lotte (b. Vienna, 18 October 1898; d. New York City, 27 November 1981).
  • Leonov, Evgenii Pavlovich (b. Moscow, 2 September 1926; d. Moscow, 29 January 1994).
  • Lepeniotis, Tilemahos (b. Kerkira, Greece, 1877; d. Athens, 1945).
  • Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim (b. Kamenz, East Saxony, 22 January 1729; d. Brunswick, 15 February 1781).
  • Lewes, George Henry (b. London, 18 April 1817; d. London, 30 November 1878).
  • Lewis, Robert (b. Brooklyn, New York, 16 March 1909; d. New York, 23 November 1997).
  • Li yuan yuan.
  • Liberated Theatre, The (Osvobozené divadlo).
  • Lilina (Perevoshchikova), Mariia Petrovna (b. Moscow, 21 June (3 July) 1866; d. Moscow, 24 August 1943).
  • Lindström, Erik (b. Helsinki, 9 November 1906; d. Helsinki, 27 September 1974).
  • Linklater, Kristin (b. Orkney Islands, Scotland, 22 April 1936).
  • liturgical drama.
  • Liubimov, Iurii Petrovich (b. Yaroslavl, 30 September 1917).
  • liupai.
  • Living Theatre, The.
  • liyuan (The Pear Garden).
  • Lizaran, Anna (b. Esparreguera, Catalonia, 31 August 1944; d. Barcelona, 12 January 2013).
  • Logothetidis, Vasilis (b. Myriofito, Greece, 1897; d. Athens, 20 February 1960).
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
  • López Moctezuma, Carlos (b. Mexico City, 19 November 1909; d. Aguascalientes, Mexico, 14 July 1980).
  • López Tarso, Ignacio (b. Mexico City, 15 January 1925).
  • Loreta, (b. 1911; d. Vienna, Austria, 29 March 1998).
  • Lumière and Son.
  • Luna, Rita (b. Málaga, Spain, 28 April 1770; d. Madrid, 6 March 1832).
  • Lunt, Alfred (b. Milwaukee, 12 August 1892; d. Chicago, 3 August 1977) and Lynn Fontanne, (b. London, 6 December 1887; d. Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, 30 July 1983).
  • LuPone, Patti (b. Long Island, New York, 21 April 1949).
  • M
  • Ma Jin, (fl. 1573 to 1627).
  • Ma Shizeng, (b. Guangdong Province, China, 1900; d. 1964).
  • Maatschappij Discordia.
  • Mabou Mines.
  • McCann, Donal (b. Dublin, 7 May 1943; d. Dublin, 17 July 1999).
  • McClendon, Rose (b. New York, 27 August 1884; d. New York, 12 July 1936).
  • MacGowran, Jack (b. Dublin, 13 October 1918; d. New York City, 31 January 1973).
  • Machi, Carmen (b. Madrid, 21 September 1963).
  • MacKay, F. F. (b. 1832; d. 1923).
  • MacKaye, Steele (b. Buffalo, New York, 6 June 1842; d. Timpas, Colorado, 25 February 1894).
  • McKellen, Ian (b. Burnley, England, 25 May 1939).
  • McKenna, Siobhán (b. Belfast, 24 May 1923; d. Dublin, 16 November 1986).
  • Macklin, Charles (b. County Donegal, Ireland, 1699; d. London, 11 July 1797).
  • Mac Liammóir, Micheál (b. London, 25 October 1899; d. Dublin, 6 March 1978).
  • Macready, William Charles (b. London, 3 March 1793; d. Cheltenham, England, 27 April 1873).
  • Madbouli, ‘Abdel Moneim (b. Cairo, 8 December 1921; d. Cairo, 9 July 2006).
  • Madhu, Margi (b. 1966).
  • Magnani, Anna (b. Rome, 7 March 1908; d. Rome, 27 September 1973).
  • al-Mahdiya, Munira (b. Al-Sharqiya, Egypt, 16 May 1885; d. Cairo, 12 March 1965).
  • Máiquez, Isidoro (b. Cartagena, Spain, 17 March 1768; d. Granada, 18 March 1820).
  • Major Tamás, (b. Újpest, Austria-Hungary, 26 January 1910; d. Budapest, 13 April 1986).
  • make-up.
  • Mako Iwamatsu, (b. Kobe, Japan, 10 December 1933; d. Somis, California, 21 July 2006).
  • Malaon, Tuti Indra (b. Jakarta, 1 September 1939; d. Jakarta, 20 September 1989).
  • Malii Drama Theatre.
  • Malina, Judith
  • Malkovich, John (b. Christopher, Illinois, 9 December 1953).
  • Mallarino, Victor (b. Bogotá, 1909; d. 1967).
  • Manojlović, Predrag Miki (b. Belgrade, 5 April 1950).
  • Manolidou, Vaso (b. Athens, 1912; d. Athens, 11 August 2004).
  • Mansfield, Richard (b. Berlin, 24 May 1854; d. New London, Connecticut, 30 August 1907).
  • Mao Daichi, (b. Sumoto, Hyōgo, Japan, 5 February 1956).
  • Marceau, Marcel (b. Strasbourg, 22 March 1923; d. Cahors, 22 September 2007).
  • Marchionni, Carlotta (b. Pescia, Italy, 14 June 1796; d. Turin, 1 February 1861).
  • Marini, Marilú (b. Buenos Aires, 15 June 1945).
  • Mario, Emilio (b. Granada, 30 January 1838; d. Madrid, 8 August 1899).
  • Marlowe, Julia (b. Keswick, Cumberland, England, 17 August 1866; d. New York, 12 November 1950).
  • Maron, Hanna (b. Berlin, 22 November 1923; d. Tel Aviv, 30 May 2014).
  • Mars, Mlle (b. Paris, 9 February 1779; d. Paris, 20 March 1847).
  • Marshall, Niní (b. Buenos Aires, 1 June 1903; d. Buenos Aires, 18 March 1996).
  • Marsillach, Adolfo (b. Barcelona, 25 January 1928; d. Madrid, 21 January 2002).
  • martial arts.
  • Martin, Mary (b. Weatherford, Texas, 1 December 1913; d. Rancho Mirage, California, 3 November 1990).
  • Martinelli, Tristano (b. Marcaria, Italy, 7 April 1557; d. Mantua, 1 March 1630).
  • Martínez, Jesus ‘Palillo’ (b. Guadalajara, Mexico, 13 April 1913; d. Mexico City, 11 November 1994).
  • Martynov, Aleksandr Evstafevich (b. St Petersburg, 8 (20) July 1816; d., Kharkov 16 (28) August, 1860).
  • mask.
  • Massoud, Ghassan (b. Damascus, 20 September 1958).
  • Mathews the Elder, Charles, (b. London, 28 June 1776; d. Devonport, 28 June 1835).
  • Mathews the Younger Charles, (b. Liverpool, 26 December 1803; d. Manchester, 24 June 1878).
  • Matkowsky, Adalbert (b. Königsberg, 6 December 1857; d. Berlin, 16 March 1909).
  • Matsui Sumako, (b. Matsushiro, Nagano, Japan, 1 November 1886; d. 5 January 1919).
  • Matsumoto Koshirô,
  • Koshirô VII (b. Tokyo, 12 May 1870; d. 27 January 1949)
  • Mauri, Glauco (b. Pesaro, Italy, 1 October 1930).
  • Medebach, Girolamo (b. Rome, 1706; d. 1790?).
  • Medjoubi, Azzedine (b. Bejaia, 1947; d. Algiers, 13 February 1995).
  • Mehta, Vijaya (b. Vadodara, Gujarat, India, 4 November 1934).
  • Mei Lanfang, (b. Hebei Province, China, 22 October 1894; d. Beijing, 8 August 1961).
  • Meierkhold, Vsevolod Emilievich (b. Penza, Russia, 28 January (9 February) 1874; d. Moscow, 2 February 1940).
  • Meininger
  • Meisner, Sanford (b. New York City, 31 August 1905; d. Sherman Oaks, California, 2 February 1997).
  • Melato, Mariangela (b. Milan, 19 September 1943; d. Rome, 11 January 2013).
  • Melo, Jorge Silva (b. Lisbon, 7 August 1948).
  • melodrama.
  • Membrives, Lola (b. Buenos Aires, 28 June 1888; d. Buenos Aires, 31 October 1969).
  • Menzel, Idina (b. New York, 30 May 1971).
  • Mercouri, Melina (b. Athens, 18 October 1920; d. New York City, 6 March 1994).
  • Meredith, Burgess (b. Cleveland, Ohio, 16 November 1907; d. Malibu, California, 9 September 1997).
  • Merello, Tita (b. Buenos Aires, 11 October 1904; d. Buenos Aires, 24 December 2002).
  • Mer-Khamis, Juliano (b. Nazareth, Israel, 29 May 1958; d. Jenin, West Bank, 4 April 2011).
  • Merman, Ethel (b. Astoria, Queens, New York, 16 January 1908; d. New York City, 15 February 1984).
  • Meskin, Aaron (b. Shumiaz, Russia, 1898; d. Israel, 1974).
  • Metawe’, Karam (b. 1933; d. 1996).
  • Method acting.
  • Mikey, Fanny (b. Buenos Aires, 1930; d. Cali, Colombia, 16 August 2008).
  • Mikhoels, Solomon Mikhailovich (b. Dvinsk, 4 (16) March 1890; d. Minsk, 13 January 1948).
  • Mikkelsen, Lars Dittmann (b. Gladsaxe, Denmark, 6 May 1964).
  • Mikołajska, Halina (b. Cracow, 22 March 1925; d. Warsaw, 22 June 1989).
  • Millo, Matei (b. Stolniceni-Prăjescu, 25 November 1814; d. Bucharest, 9 September 1896).
  • Milosević, Mata (b. Belgrade, 25 December 1901; d. Belgrade, 18 October 1997).
  • Milutinović, Dobrica (b. Niš, Serbia, 30 August 1880; d. Belgrade, 18 November 1956).
  • mime.
  • Minetti, Bernhard (b. Kiel, Germany, 26 January 1905; d. Berlin, 12 October 1998).
  • Minotis, Alexis (b. Hania, Crete, 8 August 1898; d. Athens, 11 November 1990).
  • Mirat, Mitsos (b. Smyrna, 1878; d. Athens, 3 January 1964).
  • Mirren, Helen (b. Chiswick, England, 26 July 1945).
  • mise-en-scène.
  • Mitra, Sombhu (b. Kolkata, India, 22 August 1915; d. Kolkata, 19 May 1997).
  • Mitra, Tripti (b. Dinajpur, Bengal, 25 October 1925; d. Kolkata, India, 1989).
  • Mitterwurzer, Anton Friedrich (b. Dresden, Germany, 16 October 1844; d. Vienna, 13 February 1897).
  • Mizutani Yaeko, (b. Tokyo, 1 August 1905; d. Tokyo, 1 October 1979).
  • Mnouchkine, Ariane (b. Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, 20 March 1939).
  • Mochalov, Pavel (b. Moscow, 3 (15) November 1800; d. Moscow, 16 (28) March 1848).
  • Modena, Gustavo (b. Venice, 13 January 1803; d. Turin, 20 February 1861).
  • Modrzejewska, Helena (US: Modjeska) (b. Cracow, 12 October 1840; d. Newport Beach, California, 8 April 1909).
  • Mohun, Michael (b. c.1616; d. London, (buried) 11 October 1684).
  • Moissi, Alexander (Aleksandër Moisiu) (b. Trieste, Austria-Hungary, 2 April 1879; d. Vienna, 23 March 1935).
  • Molière, (b. Paris, 15 January 1622; d. Paris, 17 February 1673).
  • Montansier, Mlle (b. Bayonne, France, 19 December 1730; d. Paris, 13 July 1820).
  • Montdory, (b. Thiers, 13 March 1594; d. Thiers, 10 November 1653).
  • Montejo, Carmen (b. Pinar del Río, Cuba, 26 May 1925; d. Mexico City, 25 February 2013).
  • Montenegro, Fernanda (b. Rio de Janeiro, 16 October 1929).
  • Montoya, María Tereza (b. Mexico City, 17 June 1900; d. Mexico City, 1 August 1970).
  • morality plays.
  • Morante, Luis Ambrosio (b. Buenos Aires, 1780; d. Santiago de Chile, 1835).
  • Moreau, Jeanne (b. Paris, 23 January 1928).
  • Moreira, Cristina (b. Argentina, 1940s).
  • Morelli, Alamanno (b. Brescia, Italy, 28 June 1812; d. Scandicci, Italy, 1893).
  • Moreno, Mario(Cantinflas) (b. Mexico City, 12 August 1911; d. Mexico City, 20 April 1993).
  • Morgenstern, Maia (b. Bucharest, 1 May 1962).
  • Moscow Art Theatre.
  • Moscow State Yiddish (Jewish) Theatre (GOSET).
  • Moskvin, Ivan Mihailovich (b. Moscow, 6 (?) (18) June 1874; d. Moscow, 16 February 1946).
  • Mošna, Jindřich (b. Prague, 1 August 1837; d. Prague, 6 May 1911).
  • Mostel, Zero (b. Brooklyn, New York, 28 February 1915; d. Philadelphia, 8 September 1977).
  • Motilal, Phani Bhushan (b. 1910; d. 1972).
  • motivation.
  • Mounet-Sully, Jean (b. Bergerac, France, 28 February 1841; d. Paris, 1 March 1916).
  • Moustaka-Plessa, Athanasia (b. 1898; d. 1968).
  • movement.
  • Mtwa, Percy (b. 1954).
  • el-Muhandes, Fuad (b. Cairo, 6 September 1924; d. Cairo, 16 September 2006).
  • Mühe, Ulrich (b. Grimma, Saxony, East Germany, 20 June 1953; d. Walbeck, Germany, 22 July 2007).
  • Muiño, Enrique (b. Laracha, Galicia, Spain, 5 July 1881; d. Buenos Aires, 24 May 1956).
  • Mukhopadhyay, Phani Bhusan (b. Hugli District, West Bengal, 1894; d. 1968).
  • multimedia and virtual performance.
  • Mun Ye-bong, (b. January (?) 1917, Seoul, southern Korea; d. 26 March 1999, Pyongyang, North Korea).
  • Muni, Paul (b. Lvov, Austria-Hungary, 22 September 1895; d. Montecito, California, 25 August 1967).
  • Murali, Bharat (b. Kudavattoor, Kollam, Kerala, India, 25 May 1954; d. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 6 August 2009).
  • Murguía, Ana Ofelia (b. Mexico City, 8 December 1933).
  • Muvahhit Statzer, Bedia (b. Moda, Istanbul, 16 January 1897; d. Istanbul, 20 January 1994).
  • N
  • Nagarathnamma, R. (b. Mysore, 1926; d. Bangalore, 6 October 2012).
  • Nakamura Kanzaburô.
  • Kanzaburô, I (b. 1597; d. 1658)
  • Kanzaburô, XVII (b. 29 July 1909; d. Tokyo, 16 April 1988)
  • Nakamura Nobuo, (b. Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan, 14 September 1908; d. Tokyo, 5 July 1991).
  • Nakamura Utaemon.
  • Nangiar, Usha (b. 1969).
  • Nansen, Betty (b. Copenhagen, 19 March 1873; d. Copenhagen, 15 March 1943).
  • nanxi/chuanqi.
  • naqqāls.
  • Naselli, Alberto (Zan Ganassa) (b. c.1540; d. c.1584?).
  • National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
  • National Theatre of the Deaf, The (NTD).
  • naturalism.
  • nautanki.
  • Navas, María de (b. Milan, 1666; d. 1721).
  • Naya Theatre.
  • Negro Ensemble Company (NEC).
  • Nestroy, Johann Nepomuk (b. Vienna, 7 December 1801; d. Graz, 25 May 1862).
  • Neuber, Friedericke Caroline (b. Reichenbach im Vogtland, 8 March 1697; d. Laubegast, Dresden, 29 November 1760).
  • Nevin, Robyn (b. Melbourne, 25 September 1942).
  • Nezer, Christoforos (b. Athens, 1887; d. Athens, 19 February 1970).
  • Ngema, Mbogeni (b. Verulam, South Africa, 10 May 1955).
  • Nika-Arniotaki, Rozalia (b. 1893; d. 1974).
  • Nimrod Theatre Company.
  • 1960 Masks, The.
  • Nishikawa, Lane (b. Wahiawa, Hawaii, 1956).
  • Noda Hideki, (b. Saikai, Nagasaki, Japan, 20 December 1955).
  • Noer, Arifin C. (b. Cirebon, 10 March 1941; d. Jakarta, 28 May 1995).
  • Noguera, Héctor (b. Santiago, 8 July 1937).
  • noh.
  • Nørby, Ghita (b. Copenhagen, 11 January 1935).
  • Nottara, Constantin (b. Bucharest, 5 June 1859; d. Bucharest, 16 October 1935).
  • Novo, Salvador (b. Mexico City, 30 July 1904; d. Mexico City, 13 January 1974).
  • Ntshona, Winston (b. Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 6 October 1941).
  • Núñez, Ramón (b. Santiago, 30 November 1941).
  • Nuti, Franca (b. Turin, 1929).
  • O
  • objective.
  • Obregón, Claudio (b. San Luis Potosi, 11 July 1935; d. Mexico City, 13 November 2010).
  • Odin Teatret.
  • Ognyanov, Sava (b. Kyustendja, 24 May 1876; d. Sofia, 22 March 1933).
  • Ogunde Theatre.
  • Oh, Soon-Tek (b. Mokpo, Korea, 19 June 1943).
  • Oida Yoshi, (b. Kobe, Japan, 26 July 1933).
  • Ökte, Melek (b. Kastamonu, Turkey, 1919; d. Izmir, 1975).
  • Olivier, Laurence (b. Dorking, England, 22 May 1907; d. Steyning, West Sussex, 11 July 1989).
  • O’Neill, Maire (b. Dublin, 12 January 1885; d. Basingstoke, England, 2 November 1952).
  • one-person shows.
  • onkos.
  • onnagata gei.
  • Onoe Kikugorô.
  • Osanai Kaoru, (b. Hiroshima, 26 July 1881; d. Tokyo, 25 December 1928).
  • Osmanlı Dram Kumpanyası (Ottoman Drama Company).
  • Øst, Tammi (b. Copenhagen, 1 October 1958).
  • Osterwa, Juliusz (b. Cracow, 23 June 1885; d. Warsaw, 10 May 1947).
  • Ōta Shōgo, (b. Jinan, China, 1939; d. Tokyo, 13 July 2007).
  • Otero, Clementina (b. 13 September 1909; d. 30 September 1996).
  • Ouyang Yuqian, (b. Liuyang, Hunan Province, China, 1889; d. Beijing, 1962).
  • P
  • Paco, Lucrécia (b. Maputo, Mozambique, 19 October 1969).
  • Page, Geraldine (b. Kirksville, Missouri, 22 November 1924; d. New York, 13 June 1987).
  • Pagneux, Monika (b. Berlin, 1927).
  • Palani, M. (b. 1975).
  • Palo, Tauno (b. Hämeenlinna, Finland, 25 October 1908; d. Helsinki, 24 May 1982).
  • pantomime.
  • Pantopoulos, Evangelos (b. Athens, 1860; d. Athens, 1913).
  • Papadaki, Eleni (b. Athens, 4 November 1903; d. Athens, 22 December 1944).
  • Papaioannou, Ioannis (b. 1875; d. Athens, 1931).
  • Parada, Roberto (b. Concepción, Chile, 15 September 1909; d. Moscow, Russia, 19 November 1986).
  • Paraskevopoulou, Evangelia (b. Constantinople, 1865; d. Athens, 19 January 1938).
  • Pardavé, Arce Joaquín (b. Pénjamo, Mexico, 30 September 1900; d. Mexico City, 20 July 1955).
  • Paredes, Marisa (b. Madrid, 3 April 1946).
  • Parravicini, Florencio (b. Buenos Aires, 24 August 1876; d. Buenos Aires, 25 March 1941).
  • Pasupathi, (b. Maduravoyal, Tamil Nadu, India, 18 May 1969).
  • Pathak, Dina (b. Amreli, Gujarat, 4 March 1922; d. Mumbai, 11 October 2002).
  • Patinkin, Mandy (b. Chicago, 30 November 1952).
  • pause.
  • Pavlovsky, Eduardo (b. Buenos Aires, 10 December 1933).
  • Paxinou, Katina (b. Piraeus, 17 December 1900; d. Athens, 22 February 1973).
  • Pei Yanling, (b. Hebei Province, China, 1947).
  • Peña, Vicky (b. Barcelona, 11 January 1954).
  • Peng Tianxi, (fl. 1621–45).
  • performance.
  • performance art.
  • Periférico de Objetos, El.
  • Personne, Nils (b. Stockholm, 15 January 1850; d. Stockholm, 15 June 1928).
  • Pesyani, Atila (b. Tehran, 1957).
  • Peters, Bernadette (b. New York, 28 February 1948).
  • Petraglia, Jorge (b. Buenos Aires, 1927; d. Buenos Aires, 14 March 2004).
  • Petrolini, Ettore (b. Rome, 13 January 1884; d. Rome, 29 June 1936).
  • Pezzana, Giacinta, (b. Turin, 28 January 1841; d. Acireale, 5 November 1919).
  • Phelps, Samuel (b. Plymouth, England, 13 February 1804; d. Epping, England, 6 November 1878).
  • Philipe, Gérard (b. Cannes, 4 December 1922; d. Paris, 25 November 1959).
  • Pica, Tina (b. Naples, 31 March 1884; d. Naples, 16 August 1968).
  • Piccolo Teatro, Teatro d’Europa, and Scuola di Teatro.
  • Piisimi, Vittoria (fl. 1573–95).
  • Pinal, Silvia (b. Guaymas, 12 September 1931).
  • Pirandello, Luigi (b. Agrigento, 28 June 1867; d. Rome, 10 December 1936).
  • play.
  • Plessas, Nikolaos (b. Patras, 1880; d. 1942).
  • Plummer, Christopher (b. Montreal, 13 December 1929).
  • Podestá, Blanca (b. La Plata, Buenos Aires, 6 July 1889; d. Buenos Aires, 17 May 1967).
  • Podestá, José Juan (b. Montevideo, Uruguay, 6 October 1858; d. La Plata, Buenos Aires, 5 March 1937).
  • Podestá, Pablo (b. Montevideo, Uruguay, 22 November 1875; d. Buenos Aires, 26 April 1923).
  • Podgorska, Vika (b. Bistrica v Rožu/Feistritz im Rosental, Austria, 13 May 1898; d. Maribor, Yugoslavia, 12 July 1984).
  • Poel, William (b. London, 22 July 1852; d. London, 13 December 1934).
  • Poitier, Sidney (b. Miami, 20 February 1927).
  • Polič, Radko (b. Černomelj, Yugoslavia, 8 August 1942).
  • Polívka, Bolek (b. Vizovice, 31 July 1949).
  • Popolizio, Massimo (b. Genoa, 1 January 1961).
  • Popov, Aleksei Dmitrievich (b. Nikolaevsk, Russia, 12 (24) March 1892; d. Moscow, 18 August 1961).
  • Popova, Rosa (b. 1879; d. 1949).
  • Porat, Orna (b. Cologne, Germany, 6 June 1924).
  • Portillo, Blanca (b. Madrid, 15 June 1963).
  • Pou, Josep Maria (b. Mollet del Vallés, Barcelona, 19 November 1944).
  • Pöysti, Lasse Erik (b. Sortavala, Finland, 24 January 1927).
  • Pregones.
  • presence.
  • Pritchard, Hannah (b. London, 28 October 1709; d. Bath, 20 August 1768).
  • Prličko, Petre (b. Veles, Macedonia, 13 March 1907; d. Skopje, Yugoslavia, 16 November 1995).
  • Proclemer, Anna (b. Trento, 30 May 1923; d. Rome, 25 April 2013).
  • projection.
  • props.
  • Prynne, William (b. Upper Swainswick, Somerset, 1600; d. London, 24 October 1669).
  • Pu Cunxin, (b. Beijing, 31 July 1953).
  • Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre.
  • puppetry.
  • Q
  • al-Qabbani, Ahmad Abu Khalil (b. Damascus, c.1833; d. Damascus, c.1903).
  • Qali, Nihad (b. Damascus, 1 January 1928; d. 1 January 1993).
  • Qinglou ji (Accounts of the Green Gallery).
  • Qualtinger, Helmut (b. Vienna, 8 October 1928; d. Vienna, 29 September 1986).
  • Qudsieh, Zetani (b. Haifa, British Mandate Palestine, 1947).
  • Quin, James (b. London, 24 February 1693; d. Bath, 21 January 1766).
  • Quinault-Dufresne, Abraham (b. Verdun, 9 September 1693; d. Paris, 12 February 1767).
  • Quintilian (b. Calahorra, Spain, c.35 CE; d. c.100 CE).
  • Quiroga, Camila (pseud. Camila Ramos) (b. Entre Rios, Argentina, 19 March 1891; d. Buenos Aires, 28 February 1948).
  • R
  • Raa-Winterhjelm, Hedvig Charlotte (b. Stockholm, 20 November 1838; d. Stockholm, 7 May 1907).
  • Rabal, Francisco ‘Paco’ (b. Águilas Murcia, 8 March 1926; d. on plane from Bordeaux to Montreal, 29 August 2001).
  • Rachel, (b. Mumpf, Aarau, Switzerland, 21 February 1820; d. Le Cannet, France, 3 January 1858).
  • Radmilović, Zoran (b. Zaječar, Yugoslavia, 11 May 1933; d. Belgrade, 21 July 1985).
  • Rădulescu, Dem (b. Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania, 30 September 1931; d. Bucharest, 17 September 2000).
  • Rahardjo, Slamet (b. Serang, Indonesia, 21 January 1949).
  • Raikh, Zinaida Nikolaevna (b. 21 June (3 July) 1894; d. Moscow, 15 July 1939).
  • Raimund, Ferdinand (b. Vienna, 1 June 1790; d. Pottenstein, 5 September 1836).
  • Rain, Douglas (b. Winnipeg, 1928).
  • Rame, Franca (b. Parabiago, Milan, 18 July 1929; d. Milan, 29 May 2013).
  • Rao, Maya Krishna (b. New Delhi, 1953).
  • Rea, Stephen (b. Belfast, 31 October 1947).
  • Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid (RESAD).
  • realism.
  • Rebengiuc, Victor (b. Bucharest, 10 February 1933).
  • Reda, Abdul Hussein Abdul (b. Sharq, Kuwait, 15 July 1939).
  • Redgrave, Michael (b. Bristol, England, 20 March 1908; d. Denham, Buckinghamshire, 21 March 1985).
  • Redgrave, Vanessa (b. Greenwich, England, 30 January 1937).
  • Reenberg, Jørgen (b. Frederiksberg, Denmark, 8 November 1927).
  • Rehan, Ada (b. Limerick, Ireland, 22 April 1860; d. New York City, 9 January 1916).
  • rehearsal.
  • Reicher, Emanuel (b. Bochnia, Galicia, Austria-Hungary, 18 June 1849; d. Berlin, 5 May 1924).
  • Reid, Kate (b. London, England, 4 November 1930; d. Stratford, Ontario, 27 March 1993).
  • Reinhardt, Max (b. Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary, 9 September 1873; d. New York City, 30 October 1943).
  • Réjane, Gabrielle (b. Paris, 5 June 1856; d. Paris, 14 June 1920).
  • Renaud, Madeleine (b. Paris, 21 February 1900; d. Neuilly-sur-Seine, 23 September 1994).
  • Rendra, (b. Surakarta, 7 November 1935; d. Depok, West Java, 6 August 2009).
  • Renegade Theatre.
  • representation.
  • Reumert, Poul (b. Copenhagen, 26 March 1883; d. Copenhagen, 19 April 1968).
  • rhetoric.
  • Riantiarno, N. (b. Cirebon, Indonesia, 6 June 1944).
  • Riaza, Berta (b. Madrid, 27 July 1928).
  • Riccoboni.
  • Richardson, Ian (b. Edinburgh, 7 April 1934; d. London, 9 February 2007).
  • Richardson, Ralph (b. Cheltenham, England, 22 December 1902; d. London, 10 October 1983).
  • Rickman, Alan (b. London, 21 February 1946).
  • al-Rihani, Naguib (b. Cairo, February 1889; d. Cairo, 8 June 1949).
  • Rimini Protokoll.
  • Rinne, Joel (b. Asikkala, Finland, 6 June 1897; d. Helsinki, 3 December 1981).
  • Ristori, Adelaide (b. Cividale, 29 January 1822; d. Turin, 8 October 1906).
  • ritual.
  • Rizq, Amina (b. Tanta, Egypt, 15 April 1910; d. Cairo, 24 August 2003).
  • Robards, Jason Jr(b. Chicago, 26 July 1922; d. Bridgeport, Connecticut, 26 December 2000).
  • Roberts, George (b. Clarkill, Castlewellan, Ireland, 8 January 1873; d. London, 9 November 1953).
  • Robeson, Paul (b. Princeton, New Jersey, 9 April 1898; d. Philadelphia, 23 January 1976).
  • Robins, Elizabeth (b. Louisville, Kentucky, 6 August 1862; d. Brighton, England, 8 May 1952).
  • Robinson, Edward G. (b. Bucharest, Romania, 12 December 1893; d. Los Angeles, 26 January 1973).
  • Rodenburg, Patsy (b. 2 September 1953).
  • Rodero, José María (b. Madrid, 26 December 1922; d. Madrid, 14 May 1991).
  • Rodríguez, Concepción (b. Palma de Mallorca, 14 December 1802; d. Paris, 31 December 1859).
  • Rodríguez, Jesusa (b. Mexico City, 1955).
  • role.
  • romanticism.
  • Romea, Julián (b. Aldea de San Juan, Murcia, Spain, 16 February 1813; d. Loeches, 10 August 1868).
  • Roscius Gallus, Quintus (b. Lavigna, Italy, c.126 BCE; d. 62 BCE).
  • Rossi, Ernesto (b. Livorno, 27 March 1827; d. Pescara, 4 June 1896).
  • Rouiched, (b. Algiers, 28 December 1921; d. El Biar, 28 January 1999).
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (b. Geneva, 28 June 1712; d. Ermenonville, 2 July 1778).
  • Rovina, Hanna (b. Berezino, Russia, 1 (12) April 1888; d. Tel Aviv, 3 February 1980).
  • Royaards, Willem (b. Amsterdam, 21 January 1867; d. Menton, France, 24 January 1929).
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The (RADA).
  • Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
  • Ruggeri, Ruggero (b. Fano, 14 November 1871; d. Milan, 20 July 1953).
  • Rush, Geoffrey (b. Toowoomba, Australia, 6 July 1951).
  • Rushdi, Fatma (b. 1908; d. Cairo, 23 January 1996).
  • Ružička-Strozzi, Marija (b. Litovel, Moravia, 3 August 1850; d. Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 28 September 1937).
  • Rylance, Mark (b. Ashford, Kent, England, 18 January 1960).
  • S
  • Saad, Jihad (b. Latakia, 20 November 1959).
  • Saddiki, Tayeb (b. Essaouira, 1938).
  • Sadovskii and Sadovskaia.
  • Sadr, Reza Arham (b. Isfahan, 2 May 1923; d. Isfahan, 14 December 2008).
  • Saint-Denis, Michel (b. Beauvais, France, 13 September 1897; d. London, 31 July 1971).
  • Sainte-Albine, Pierre Rémond de (b. Paris, 29 May 1699; d. Paris, 9 October 1778).
  • Sakata Tôjûrô, (b. Kyoto, 1647; d. Kyoto, 1 November 1709).
  • Tôjûrô, IV (b. 31 December 1931),
  • Salmelainen, Eino (b. Ikaalinen, Finland, 30 March 1893; d. Tampere, 16 April 1975).
  • Salminen, Esko (b. Helsinki, 12 October 1940).
  • Salvini, Tommaso (b. Milan, 1 January 1829; d. Florence, 31 December 1915).
  • San Francisco Actor’s Workshop.
  • San Francisco Mime Troupe.
  • sangeet natak.
  • Sano, Seki (b. Tokyo, 14 January 1905; d. Mexico City, 28 September 1966).
  • Sarafov, Krastyo (b. Libyahovo, Ottoman Empire, 6 April 1876; d. Sofia, 27 August 1952).
  • Sarakasi Limited.
  • Saran, Tilbe (b. Istanbul, 20 May 1961).
  • Sarda, Rosa Maria (b. Barcelona, 30 July 1941)
  • Sathi, Margi (b. 1963).
  • Saunders, Justine (b. Quilpie, Australia, 20 February 1953; d. Sydney, 15 April 2007)
  • Savina, Mariia Gavrilovna (b. Kamenetsk-Podol’sk, Ukraine, 30 March (11 April) 1854; d. St Petersburg, 8 (21) September 1915).
  • Saxe-Meiningen, Georg II Duke of (b. Meiningen, 2 April 1826; d. Bad Wildungen, 25 June 1914) and Meiningen Company (Meininger) (1866–90).
  • Schall, Ekkehard (b. Magdeburg, 29 May 1930; d. Berlin, 3 September 2005).
  • Schaubühne Berlin.
  • Schechner, Richard (b. New Jersey, 1934).
  • Schleef, Einar (b. Sangerhausen, 17 January 1944; d. Berlin, 21 July 2001).
  • Schneider, Benno (b. Nizhni Novgorod, 13 May 1902; d. Los Angeles, 13 August 1977).
  • Schoenaerts, Julien (b. Eigenbilzen, Belgium, 3 August 1925; d. Antwerp, 7 September 2006).
  • Scholz, Wenzel (b. Innsbruck, 28 March 1787; d. Vienna, 5 October 1857).
  • Schönemann, Johann Friedrich (b. Crossen, Prussia, 24 October 1704; d. Schwerin, 16 March 1782).
  • Schröder, Friedrich Ludwig (b. Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 3 November 1744; d. Rellingen, 3 September 1816).
  • Schröder, Sophie (b. Paderborn, Prussia, 28 February/1 March 1781; d. Munich, 25 February 1868).
  • Schulze-Kummerfeld, Karoline (b. Vienna, 30 September 1745; d. Weimar, 20 April 1815).
  • Schygulla, Hanna (b. Königshütte, Upper Silesia, Germany, 25 December 1943).
  • Scofield, Paul (b. Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, England, 21 January 1922; d. Sussex, 19 March 2008).
  • Scott, George C. (b. Wise, Virginia, 18 October 1927; d. Westlake Village, California, 22 September 1999).
  • Second City.
  • Segelcke, Tore Dyveke (b. Frederikstad, 23 April 1901; d. Oslo, 22 September 1979)
  • Sehgal, Zohra (b. Saharanpur, India, 27 April 1912; d. Delhi, 10 July 2014).
  • Sejari, Nidal (b. Lattakia, Syria, 28 May 1975; d. 11 July 2013).
  • Semenova, Ekaterina Semenovna (b. 1786; d. 1849).
  • Senda Koreya, (b. Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, 15 September 1904; d. 21 December 1994).
  • sensibility.
  • Şensoy, Ferhan (b. Çarşamba, Turkey, 26 February 1951).
  • Šerbedžija, Rade (b. Bunić, Yugoslavia, 27 July 1946).
  • serf theatre and actors.
  • Serrano, Julieta (b. Barcelona, 21 January 1933).
  • Serrano, Raúl (b. San Miguel de Tucumán, 1934).
  • Servillo, Toni (b. Afragola, Naples, 9 August 1959).
  • Sever, Stane (b. Ljubljana, 21 November 1914; d. Ribnica na Pohorju, Yugoslavia, 18 December 1970)
  • Seweryn, Andrzej (b. Heilbronn, Germany, 25 April 1946).
  • Seydelmann, Karl (b. Glatz, Silesia, 27 April 1793; d. Berlin, 17 March 1843).
  • Sfumato Theatre Workshop.
  • al Shadi, Bakr (b. 1959; d. 5 October 2003).
  • Shah, Naseeruddin (b. Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1950).
  • Shakespeare, William (b. Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 26 April 1564 (baptized); d. Stratford-upon-Avon, 23 April 1616).
  • Shakhovskoi, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich (b. Bezzaboty, Smolensk, Russia, 24 April (5 May) 1777; d. Moscow, 22 January (3 February) 1843).
  • Shao Jianghai, (b. Xiamen, Fujian, 1913; d. Zhangzhou, Fujian, 1980).
  • Shaw, Fiona (b. County Cork, Ireland, 10 July 1958).
  • Shchepkin, Mikhail Semenovich (b. Kursk Province, 6 (17) November 1788; d. Yalta, Crimea, 11 (23) August 1863).
  • Shchukin, Boris Vasilevich (b. Moscow, 5 (17) April 1894; d. Moscow, 7 October 1939).
  • Shenyin jiangu lu,.
  • Sher, Anthony (b. Cape Town, 14 June 1949).
  • Shi Hui, (b. Yangliuqing, Tianjin, 1915; d. Shanghai, 1957).
  • Shimamura Hōgetsu, (b. Shimane, 28 February 1871; d. Tokyo, 5 November 1918).
  • shimpa.
  • shingeki.
  • Shiraishi Kayoko, (b. Tokyo, 9 December 1941).
  • Shiubhlaigh, Máire, Nic (b. Dublin, 8 May 1883; d. Drogheda, Ireland, 9 September 1958).
  • Shu Xiuwen, (b. Beijing, 1915; d. Beijing, 1969).
  • Shumskii, Iakov Danilovich (b. 1732; d. 1812).
  • Sida huiban.
  • Siddons, Sarah (b. Brecon, Wales, 5 July 1755; d. London, 8 June 1831).
  • Sikri, Surekha (b. Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1945).
  • Sills, Paul (b. Chicago, 18 November 1927; d. Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin, 2 June 2008).
  • Simonov, Ruben Nikolaevich (b. Moscow, 20 March (1 April) 1899; d. Moscow, 5 December 1968).
  • Singh, Manohar (b. Kawada, Shimla, India, 1938; d. New Delhi, 14 November, 2002).
  • Sinodinou, Anna (b. Loutraki, 21 November 1927).
  • Siskov, Risto (b. Seres, Greece, 23 March 1940; d. Skopje, Yugoslavia, 17 June 1986).
  • Skjønberg, Espen (b. Oslo, 7 April 1924).
  • Smith, Anna Deavere (b. Baltimore, 18 September 1950).
  • Smith, Maggie (b. Ilford, England, 28 December 1934).
  • Smoktunovskii, Innokentii Mikhailovich(b. Tatyanovka, Russia, 28 March 1925; d. Moscow, 3 August 1994).
  • Sobhy, Mohamed (b. Cairo, 3 March 1948).
  • Soler, Fernando (b. Saltillo, 26 May 1896; d. Mexico City, 24 October 1979).
  • Soleri, Ferruccio (b. Florence, 6 November 1929).
  • soliloquy.
  • Solnado, Raúl (b. Lisbon, 19 October 1929; d. Lisbon, 8 August 2009).
  • Son, Suk (b. Milyang, Korea, 13 May 1944).
  • Song Dandan, (b. Beijing, 25 July 1961).
  • Song-woong, Chu (b. Goseong, Korea, 9 April 1941; d. 28 December 1985).
  • Sonnenthal, Adolf von (b. Budapest, 21 December 1834; d. Prague, 4 April 1909).
  • Sopanam.
  • Sorma, Agnes (b. Breslau, Prussia, 17 May 1862; d. Crown King, Arizona, 10 February 1927).
  • Sothern, Edward H. (b. New Orleans, 6 December 1859; d. New York City, 28 October 1933).
  • Soto, Roberto (‘El Panzón’) (b. Zacatecas, Mexico, 1888; d. Mexico City, 18 July 1960).
  • Sovremennik Theatre.
  • Spacey, Kevin (b. South Orange, New Jersey, 26 July 1959).
  • speech.
  • Spiderwoman.
  • spirit/energy.
  • Split Britches.
  • Spolin, Viola (b. Chicago, 7 November 1906; d. Los Angeles, 22 November 1994).
  • Squat Theatre.
  • stage directions.
  • stage fright.
  • stage space.
  • Stanislavskii (Alekseev), Konstantin Sergeevich (b. Moscow, 5 (17) January 1863; d. Moscow, 7 August 1938).
  • Stanislavskii System.
  • Stanley, Kim (b. Tularosa, New Mexico, 11 February 1925; d. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 20 August 2001).
  • Stapleton, Maureen (b. Troy, New York, 21 June 1925; d. Lenox, Massachusetts, 13 March 2006).
  • Steppenwolf Theatre.
  • Stevenson, Juliet (b. Kelvedon, Essex, 30 October 1956).
  • Stewart, Patrick (b. Mirfield, West Yorkshire, 13 July 1940).
  • stock characters.
  • Stojanova, Milica (b. Kriva Palanka, Macedonia, Yugoslavia, 6 June 1932).
  • Stojanovski, Nenad(b. Skopje, Yugoslavia, 19 August 1952; d. Skopje, Macedonia, 14 July 1998).
  • Stranitzky, Josef Anton (b. Knittelfeld, Styria, 1676; d. Vienna, 19 May 1726).
  • Strasberg, Lee (b. Budzanów, Austria-Hungary, 17 November 1901; d. New York City, 17 February 1982).
  • street theatre.
  • Strehler, Giorgio (b. Trieste, 14 August 1921; d. Lugano, 25 December 1997).
  • Streisand, Barbra (b. New York, 24 April 1942).
  • Strepetova, Polina (Pelegeia) Antipevna (b. Nizhnii Novgorod, 4 (?) October 1850; d. St Petersburg, 4 (17) October 1903).
  • Strindberg, August (b. Stockholm, 22 January 1849; d. Stockholm, 14 May 1912).
  • Studiklub Teater Bandung (STB).
  • Stupica, Mira (b. Gnijlane, Yugoslavia, 17 August 1923).
  • Sturdza-Bulandra, Lucia (b. Bucharest, 25 August 1873; d. Bucharest, 19 September 1961).
  • subtext.
  • al Sulaiti, Ghaim (b. Bahrain, 1956).
  • Sulerzhitskii, Leopold Antonovich (b. Zhitomir, 15 (27) September 1872; d. Moscow, 17 (30) December 1916).
  • Sullavan, Margaret Brooke (b. Norfolk, Virginia, 16 May 1909; d. New Haven, Connecticut, 1 January 1960).
  • Sundquist, Bjørn (b. Hammerfest, Norway, 16 June 1948).
  • Surchadjiev, Yosif (b. 12 May 1945).
  • surrealism.
  • Suzuki Tadashi, (b. Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan, 20 June 1939).
  • symbolism.
  • Syron, Brian (b. Sydney, 19 November 1934; d. Sydney, 14 October 1993).
  • Széppataki, Róza (b. Jászberény, Hungary, 24 December 1793; d. Miskolc, 29 September 1872).
  • T
  • Tadić, Ljubivoje Ljuba (b. Urosevac, Yugoslavia, 1929; d. Belgrade, 28 October 2005).
  • Taganka Theatre.
  • Tairov (Kornblit), Aleksandr Iakovlevich (b. Romny, Ukraine, 24 June (6 July) 1885; d. Moscow, 25 September 1950).
  • Takarazuka.
  • Talma, François-Joseph (b. Paris, 15 January 1763; d. Paris, 19 October 1826).
  • Tan Xinpei, (b. Hubei Province, China, 1847; d. 1917).
  • Tang Xianzu, (b. Linchuan, Jiangxi, 1550; d. 1616).
  • Tanir, Macide (b. 1 January 1922; d. Istanbul, 6 February 2013).
  • Tanvir, Habib (b. Raipur, Madhya Pradesh, 1 September, 1923; d. Bhopal, 8 June 2009).
  • Tarlton, Richard (d. London, September 1588).
  • Taslimi, Susan (b. Rasht, Iran, 7 February 1950).
  • Tavoularis, Dionysios (b. Zakynthos, Greece, 1840; d. Athens, 1928).
  • Taylor, Laurette (b. New York, 1 April 1884; d. New York, 7 December 1946).
  • Teater Populer (The Popular Theatre).
  • Teatre Lliure.
  • Teatro de Arena.
  • Teatro Brasileiro de Comédia (TBC).
  • Teatro Buendía.
  • Teatro Campesino, El.
  • Teatro de la Candelaria.
  • Teatro dell’Elfo.
  • Teatro Escambray.
  • Teatro Estudio.
  • Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC).
  • Teatro Meridional.
  • Teatro di narrazione.
  • Teatro del 60.
  • Teatteri Jurkka.
  • Teje, Tora (b. Stockholm, 17 January 1893; d. Stockholm, 30 April 1970).
  • Tekindor, Çetin (b. Sivas, Turkey, 16 July 1945).
  • television.
  • Tempest, Marie (b. London, 15 July 1864; d. London, 15 October 1942).
  • tempo-rhythm.
  • Terayama Shūji, (b. Hirosaki, Japan, 10 December 1935; d. Suginami, Tokyo, 4 May 1983).
  • Terry, Ellen (b. Coventry, England, 27 February 1847; d. Small Hythe, Kent, 21 July 1928).
  • text.
  • Theatre Action Group.
  • Theatre Guild, The.
  • Theatre of Roots.
  • Thespis, (fl. sixth century BCE).
  • Third Theatre.
  • Third World Bunfight.
  • Thomashefsky, Boris (b. Tarashcha, Ukraine, 12 May 1868; d. New York, 9 July 1939).
  • Thorndike, Sybil (b. Gainsborough, England, 24 October 1882; d. London, 9 June 1976).
  • Tian Han, (b. Changsha, Hunan, China, 1898; d. Beijing, 1968).
  • Tian Jiyun, (aka Linrui Tian or Ruilin Tian) (b. Dingxing, Hebei, China, 4 February 1864; d. 23 May 1925).
  • Tidblad, Inga (b. Stockholm, 29 May 1901; d. Stockholm, 12 September 1975).
  • Tompuri, Elli (b. Vehkalahti, Finland, 21 January 1880; d. Helsinki, 4 February 1962).
  • Tongguang shisanjue.
  • Törőcsik Mari, (b. Pély, Hungary, 23 November 1935).
  • Tosar, Luis (b. Lugo, 13 October 1971).
  • Totò, (b. Naples, 7 November 1898; d. Rome, 15 April 1967).
  • Touri, Mohamed (b. Blida, Algeria, 9 November 1914; d. Algiers, 30 April 1959).
  • Tree, Herbert Beerbohm (b. London, 17 December 1852; d. London, 2 July 1917).
  • Trejoluna, Gerardo (b. Acámbaro, 17 February 1968).
  • Tricicle.
  • Tsukiji Shōgekijō (Tsukiji Little Theatre).
  • Tulaymat, Zaki (b. 1894; d. 1982).
  • Tuominen, Emil Yrjö (b. Vaasa, Finland, 20 April 1892; d. Helsinki, 13 October 1946).
  • Turkka, Jouko Veliy (b. Pirkkala, Finland, 17 April 1942).
  • Turner, Victor (b. Glasgow, Scotland, 28 May 1920; d. Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 18 December 1983).
  • U
  • Ullmann, Liv (b. Tokyo, Japan, 16 December 1938).
  • Urdapilleta, Alejandro (b. Montevideo, Uruguay, 10 March 1954; d. Buenos Aires, 1 December 2013).
  • Urrutia, Paulina (b. Santiago, 15 January 1969).
  • Usha Rani, S. (b. Thanjavur, 1954).
  • Uys, Pieter-Dirk (b. Cape Town, 28 September 1945).
  • V
  • Vakhtangov, Evgenii Bagrationovich (b. Vladikavkaz, Russia, 1 (13) February 1883; d. Moscow, 29 May 1922).
  • Valakou, Antigone (b. Kavala, 1930).
  • Vali, Ja’far (b. Tehran, 1933).
  • van der Groen, Dora (b. Antwerp, 10 March 1927).
  • van Hove, Ivo (b. Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium, 28 October 1958).
  • Varlamov, Konstantin Aleksandrovich (b. St Petersburg, 11 (23) May 1848; d. St Petersburg, 2 (15) August 1915).
  • vaudeville.
  • Veakis, Emilios (b. Piraeus, 1884; d. Athens, 29 June 1951).
  • Veeranna, Gubbi (b. Tumkoor district, Karnataka, India, 1890; d. Bangalore, 1972).
  • Velten, Johannes (b. Halle an der Salle, 27 December 1640; d. Hamburg (?), 1692 or 1693).
  • Velu Kutty, Ochira (b. Ochira, Kollam, India, 1905; d. 1954).
  • Verkade, Eduard (b. Amsterdam, 15 June 1878; d. Breukelen, Netherlands, 11 February 1961).
  • Veroni, Ekaterini (b. Constantinople, 1867; d. Athens, May 1955).
  • Vestris, Lucy Elizabeth (b. London, January 1797; d. London, 8 August 1856).
  • Vico y Pinto, Antonio (b. Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, 3 December 1840; d. Neuvitas, Cuba, 8 March 1902).
  • Vidal, Albert (b. Barcelona, 21 September 1946).
  • Viegas, Mário (b. Santarem, Portugal, 10 November 1948; d. Lisbon, 1 April 1996).
  • Viñao, Mónica (b. Buenos Aires, 1948).
  • Vitez, Antoine (b. Paris, 20 December 1930; d. Paris, 30 April 1990).
  • Viviani, Raffaele (b. Castellammare di Stabia, Naples, 10 January 1888; d. Naples, 22 March 1950).
  • Vlaamse Volkstoneel, Het (The Flemish People’s Theatre).
  • voice.
  • Vojan, Eduard (b. Prague, 5 May 1853; d. Prague, 31 May 1920).
  • Volanen, Eeva-Kaarina (b. Kuusankoski, Finland, 15 January 1921; d. Helsinki, 29 January 1999).
  • Volkov, Fedor Grigorevich (b. Kostroma, Russia, 9 (20) February 1728; d. Moscow, 4 (15) April 1763).
  • von Sydow, Max (b. Lund, 10 April 1929).
  • Vonaseras, Eftihios (b. Athens, 1866; d. New York, 1928).
  • Voskovec, Jiří (b. Sázava, Bohemia, 19 June 1905; d. Pearblossom, California, 1 July 1981).
  • Voss, Gert (b. Shanghai, China, 10 October 1941; d. Vienna, 13 July 2014).
  • Vougiouklaki, Aliki (b. Maroussi, 1933; d. Athens, 23 July 1996).
  • Vysotskii, Vladimir Semenovich (b. Moscow, 25 January 1938; d. Moscow, 25 July 1980).
  • W
  • Wahbi, Yousuf (b. Sohag, Egypt, 17 July 1900; d. Cairo, 17 October 1982).
  • Wallack, Lester (b. New York City, 1 January 1820; d. Stamford, Connecticut, 6 September 1888).
  • Walter, Harriet (b. London, 24 September 1950).
  • Wanamaker, Zoë (b. New York City, 13 May 1949).
  • Wang Xiaonong, (b. Beijing, China, 1858; d. 1918).
  • Wang Yaoqing, (b. Jiangsu Province, China, 1881; d. 1954).
  • Wedekind, Tilly (b. Graz, 11 April 1886; d. Munich, 20 April 1970).
  • Wegener, Paul (b. Arnoldsdorf, Prussia, Germany, 11 December 1874; d. Berlin, 13 September 1948).
  • Wei Changsheng, (b. Sichuan Province, China, 1744?; d. 1802?).
  • Wei Liangfu, (b. Yuzhang, Jiangxi Province, China; fl. 1526–70).
  • Weigel, Helene (b. Vienna, 12 May 1900; d. Berlin, 6 May 1971).
  • Welles, Orson (b. Kenosha, Wisconsin, 6 May 1915; d. Los Angeles, 10 October 1985).
  • wenwu chang (music ensemble).
  • Werbezirk, Gisela (b. Pressburg (Bratislava), Austria-Hungary, 8 April 1875; d. Hollywood, California, 10 April 1956).
  • Werich, Jan (b. Prague, 6 February 1905; d. Prague, 31 October 1980).
  • Werkteater, Het.
  • Werner, Oskar (b. Vienna, 13 November 1922; d. Marburg an der Lahn, Germany, 23 October 1984).
  • Whitelaw, Billie (b. Coventry, England, 6 June 1932).
  • Wiehe, Michael (b. Copenhagen, 23 January 1820; d. Copenhagen, 31 October 1864).
  • Wifstrand, Naima (b. Stockholm, 4 September 1890; d. Stockholm, 23 October 1968).
  • Wijaya, Putu (b. Tabanan, Bali, 11 April 1944).
  • Wildgruber, Ulrich (b. Bielefeld, 18 November 1937; d. Sylt, 30 November 1999).
  • Williamson, Nicol (b. Hamilton, Scotland, 14 September 1938; d. Amsterdam, 16 December, 2011).
  • Winds, Adolf (b. Vienna, 10 February 1856; d. Leipzig, 31 January 1927).
  • Woffington, Margaret (b. Dublin, 18 October 1720?; d. London, 28 March 1760).
  • Wojtyła, Karol (b. Wadowice, Poland, 18 May 1920; d. Vatican City, 2 April 2005).
  • Wolff, Pius Alexander (b. Augsburg, 3 May 1782; d. Weimar, 28 August 1828).
  • Wolfit, Donald (b. New Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England, 20 April 1902; d. London, 17 February 1968).
  • Wolter, Charlotte (b. Cologne, 1 March 1834; d. Hietzing, Vienna, 14 June 1897).
  • Wong, Anna May (b. Los Angeles, 3 January 1905; d. Santa Monica, California, 3 February 1961).
  • Wood, John (b. Derbyshire, England, 5 July 1930; d. Gloucestershire, England, 6 August 2011).
  • Wooster Group, The.
  • wu (shaman).
  • Wysocka, Stanisława (b. Warsaw, 7 May 1877; d. Warsaw, 17 January 1941).
  • X
  • Xiao Changhua, (b. Hebei Province, China, 1878; d. 1967).
  • Xiao Wenyan, (b. Jiangsu, China, 1922).
  • xingtou.
  • Xirgu, Margarita (b. Molins de Rei, Catalonia, 18 July 1888; d. Montevideo, Uruguay, 25 April 1969).
  • Y
  • yakshagana.
  • Yan Fengying, (b. Anqing, Anhui Province, China, 1930; d. Beijing, 1968).
  • Yan Rong, (fl. 1522–67).
  • Yancheva, Svetlana (b. Burgas, Bulgaria, 31 January 1964).
  • Yang Youhe, (b. Sichuan Province, China, 1913; d. 1984).
  • Yassin, Mahmoud (b. Port Sa’ed, 19 February 1942).
  • Yeats, William Butler (b. Dublin, 13 June 1865; d. Menton, France, 28 January 1939).
  • Yenersu, Işık (b. Çaycuma, Turkey, 19 March 1942).
  • yi zhuo er yi.
  • Ying Ruocheng, (b. Beijing, 1929; d. Beijing, 2003).
  • you/ling.
  • Yu, Shizhi (b. Tangshan, Hebei Province, China, 1927; d. Beijing, 20 January 2013).
  • Yuan Xuefen, (b. Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China, 1922; d. Shanghai, 19 February 2011).
  • Yücel, Erkan (b. Ankara, 13 March 1944; d. Izmir, 9 September 1985).
  • Z
  • Zacconi, Ermete (b. Reggio Emilia, 14 December 1857; d. Viareggio, Lucca, 14 October 1948).
  • zaju.
  • Zapolska, Gabriela (b. Podhajce, Poland, 30 March 1857; d. Lwów, 21 December 1921).
  • Zavadskii, Iurii Aleksandrovich (b. Moscow, 30 June (12 July) 1894; d. Moscow, 5 April 1977).
  • Zeami, Motokiyo (b. Nagoya, 1363?; d. 1443?).
  • Zhaxi, Dunzhu (b. Saskya, Tibet, 1899; d. Lhasa, Tibet, 1961).
  • Zhou, Tiedun (fl. 1610–60).
  • Zhou, Xinfang (b. Jiangsu Province, China, 1895; d. 1975).
  • Zhu, Xu (b. Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, 1930).
  • Ziembinski, Zbigniew (b. Wieliczka, Galicia, Austria-Hungary, 17 March 1908; d. Rio de Janeiro, 18 October 1978).
  • Ziesenis-Wattier, Johanna Cornelia (b. Rotterdam, 13 April 1762; d. Voorburg, Holland, 1827).
  • Živanović, Milivoje (b. Pozarevac, Serbia, 2 March 1900; d. Belgrade, 13 November 1976).
  • Zorrilla, China (b. Montevideo, Uruguay, 14 March 1922).
  • Zouboulaki, Voula (b. Cairo, Egypt, 1924).
  • Zupančič, Milena (b. Jesenice, Yugoslavia, 18 December 1946).
  • Appendix: Chronology of actors by year of birth
  • Bibliography
  • Index of actors, directors, teachers, and theorists of acting