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Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is an American director of Broadway theatre and film. Taymor's work has been received many accolades from critics, and she has won several Tony Awards for her work, noted for its visual flair and colorful costuming choices. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A theatre director oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...

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Biography

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, United States, Taymor's interest in theatre took root early in her life. At the age of seven, she was already drawing her sister into stagings of children's stories for her parents. By the age of nine, she became entranced with the Boston Children's Theatre and became involved with them. In high school, she became interested in international travel, and made trips to both Sri Lanka and India with the Experiment in International Living. Being the youngest member of theatre groups became common, as she joined Julie Portman's Theatre Workshop of Boston at the age of 15. Yearning for a more in depth approach to her work, Taymor went to Paris to study with L'Ecole de Mime Jacques Lecoq. During her studies there, she became exposed to mime which helped in the development of her physical sensibilities. Nickname: The Garden City Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1639 Incorporated 1688 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David B. Cohen (Dem) Area  - City  18. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... 7 (seven) is the natural number following 6 and preceding 8. ... 9 (nine) is the natural number following 8 and preceding 10. ... The Experiment in International Living Logo A member of World Learning, The Experiment in International Living, EIL, or the Experiment, is an organization offering summer programs of international cross-cultural education for high school students in the United States. ... Jacques Lecoq (December 15, 1921 - January 19, 1999) was a French actor, mime and acting instructor. ... Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is an Internet Standard that extends the format of e-mail to support: text in character sets other than US-ASCII; non-text attachments; multi-part message bodies; and header information in non-ASCII character sets. ...


Although in 1970 Taymor enrolled in Oberlin College in Ohio, she sought experience with Joseph Chaikin's Open Theatre and other companies and studied through correspondence. Hearing that director Herbert Blau would be moving to Oberlin, she returned there and auditioned successfully, becoming, once again, the youngest member of a troupe. In 1973 Taymor attended a summer program of the American Society for Eastern Arts in Seattle. The instructors were performers of Indonesian topeng masked dance-drama and wayang kulit shadow puppetry. This would prove to have a great effect on Taymor in later years. Taymor graduated from Oberlin College, with a major in mythology and folklore, in 1974. Oberlin College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... A director and theoretician of performance, Herbert Blau (b. ... Topeng is an Indonesian form of dance drama in which one or more dancers wear masks and perform ancient stories, often concerning semi-mythical kings and princes. ... Wayang is an Indonesian/Malay word for theater. ...


After her college years, Taymor used a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study pre-Bunraku puppetry on the island of Awaji, Japan in order to learn more about experimental theatre, puppetry, and visually oriented theatre. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a grant that enables graduating seniors to pursue a year of independent study outside the United States. ...


She has lived in New York City with her non-sexual partner, Elliot Goldenthal, since 1982. Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ...


Achievements

Taymor's greatest acclaim as a director for the stage has come from the popular musical The Lion King, a 1997 adaptation of the animated film of that name. Taymor received two Tony Awards for her work on The Lion King, one for Direction and one for Costume Design, making her the first woman to receive a Tony award for directing a musical. The Lion King is an Tony Award-winning Broadway stage musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name and is directed by Julie Taymor, portraying actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...


Taymor has transitioned from stage to screen in recent years, directing the films Titus in 1999 (an adaptation of the play Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare) and Frida in 2002 (a movie based on the life of artist Frida Kahlo). Both movies received positive reviews for their stylish filming: Frida was the more acclaimed of the two, garnering six Academy Award nominations and winning in two of the six categories (Best Makeup and Best Original Score). Titus (1999) is a movie adaptation of Shakespeares revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus, about the downfall of a Roman general. ... Title page of the first quarto edition (1594) The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus may be Shakespeares earliest tragedy. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Frida (disambiguation). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who depicted the indigenous culture of her country in a style combining Realism, Symbolism and Surrealism. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


In 2006, Taymor completed production of her latest film, a musical set in the 1960s entitled Across The Universe, starring Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood. The premiere date is scheduled for September 2007. The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... This article is about the film by Julie Taymor. ... James Sturgess is a British actor most famous for playing the younger Charlie in The Quest series of TV movies. ... Evan Rachel Wood (born September 7, 1987) is an American film, television and theater actress, and singer. ...


For the Metropolitan Opera during the 2005/2006 season, Taymor directed a successful production of The Magic Flute. It was revised for the 2006/2007 season and, in addition to full-length performances, was adapted for a 100-minute version over the Holiday season to appeal to children. That version of the opera was the first of a series of NCM Fathom Live on the Big Screen presentations of MET operas downloaded via satellite to movie theatres across North America and parts of Europe for the 2006/2007 season. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, (en: The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. ... National CineMedia (NASDAQ: NCMI) is the sales and marketing arm of the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. ...


Also, for the Los Angeles Opera, Taymor directed the opera Grendel which was presented on June 1, 2006, [1]. The opera was also part of the Summer 2006 Lincoln Center Festival in New York City. The Los Angeles Opera is a world-class opera company in Los Angeles, California. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Taymor's next big project is to be a musical based upon the comic book hero Spider-Man, with music by Bono and The Edge from the band U2. [2] Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known as Bono, is the lead singer and principal lyricist of the Irish rock band U2. ... David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London), more widely known by his moniker The Edge, is a British-born musician, known best as the guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist for the Irish rock band U2. ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ...


Work on Broadway

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A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... In musical theater, a plays spoken lines are known as its book. ... Scenic design also known as Stage design is the creation of theatrical scenery. ... Costume design is the design of the appearance of the characters in a theater or cinema performance. ... Papierkrattler masks at the Narrensprung 2005 Carnival parade, Ravensburg Germany A mask is an artefact normally worn on the face, typically for protection, concealment, performance, or amusement. ... A puppet is a representational object, usually but not always depicting a human character, used in play or a presentation. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... The Lion King is an Tony Award-winning Broadway stage musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name and is directed by Julie Taymor, portraying actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Costume design is the design of the appearance of the characters in a theater or cinema performance. ... Papierkrattler masks at the Narrensprung 2005 Carnival parade, Ravensburg Germany A mask is an artefact normally worn on the face, typically for protection, concealment, performance, or amusement. ... A puppet is a representational object, usually but not always depicting a human character, used in play or a presentation. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... Papierkrattler masks at the Narrensprung 2005 Carnival parade, Ravensburg Germany A mask is an artefact normally worn on the face, typically for protection, concealment, performance, or amusement. ... A puppet is a representational object, usually but not always depicting a human character, used in play or a presentation. ...

Filmography

Titus (1999) is a 1999 film adaptation of Shakespeares revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus, about the downfall of a Roman general. ... For other uses, see Frida (disambiguation). ... This article is about the film by Julie Taymor. ...

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Julie Taymor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Taymor had a passion for theatre as a child, studying acting abroad in Asia and Europe as a teenager (including work with the famous French mime Jacques le Coq), and graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a degree in drama in 1974.
Taymor has transitioned from the stage to the movie set in recent years, directing Titus in 1999 (an adaptation of the play Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare) and Frida in 2002 (a movie based on the life of artist Frida Kahlo).
Julie Taymore (1801-1863) is often thought of as a pioneer for women in the arts.
Julie Taymor as Puppet Artist (3631 words)
Julie Taymor is a multi-talented theatre artist for whom puppetry is merely one aspect of her art.
Julie Taymor was born in 1952 in Newton, a suburb of Boston (Kleinfield B3).
Taymor's decision was made in order to capture the essence of a non-human creature, and this says much for the power of puppetry in her performance.
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