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7-20-8

7-20-8  

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(1907),a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman and ...
7:84

7:84  

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Touring socialist theatre companies established in 1971 (in England) and 1973 (Scotland) by the writer, director, and cultural activist John McGrath and his actor wife Elizabeth McLennan. The ...
A. Baldwin Sloane

A. Baldwin Sloane  

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(1872–1925), composer.The most prolific songwriter for musical comedies at the turn of the century, he wrote the scores for no fewer than two dozen Broadway musicals between 1896 and ...
A. C. Wheeler

A. C. Wheeler  

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(1835–1903), critic.The once famous newspaperman and writer, who wrote under a string of pseudonyms, was born in New York and educated at City College of New York. He began ...
A. E. Thomas

A. E. Thomas  

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(1872–1947), playwright.Born in Chester, Massachusetts, and educated at Brown, he served with several New York newspapers before becoming a dramatist. Thirty of his plays (written alone or with ...
A. H. Woods

A. H. Woods  

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[né(1870–1951), producer.One of his era's most successful and colorful showmen, he was born in Budapest and brought to this country as an infant. After growing up on New ...
A. J. Antoon

A. J. Antoon  

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(1944–92), director.Long associated with the New York Shakespeare Festival where he did some of his finest work, Antoon was a very promising director of the 1970s, but his career ...
A. R. Cazauran

A. R. Cazauran  

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(1820–89), playwright.Born in Bordeaux and educated by Jesuit priests in France and Ireland, he became a reporter for the New York Herald shortly after his arrival in America. During ...
A. R. Gurney

A. R. Gurney  

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(1930– )American dramatist, identified with the north-eastern affluent culture where he locates most of his plays. His wry comedies foreground wit and social form, while he presents time as fluid ...
a; Row at the Lyceum

a; Row at the Lyceum  

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Or, Green Room Secrets(1851), a play by John Brougham. [Brougham's Lyceum, 21 perf.] As the audience enters it finds actors and others associated with the blank‐verse tragedy, Horror on ...
A. V. Coton

A. V. Coton  

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(orig. Edward Haddakin; b York, 1906; d Blackheath, 7 Jul. 1969)British dance critic and writer. He worked as a merchant seaman and policeman before taking up ballet criticism in 1935 and helping ...
Aage Thordal-Christensen

Aage Thordal-Christensen  

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(b Frederiksberg, 30 Oct. 1965)Danish dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. He trained at the Ballet School of the Royal Theatre, Copenhagen (1972–82); later studied at the School of American ...
Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr  

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
Aaron Hoffman

Aaron Hoffman  

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(1880–1924), playwright.The St. Louis native, who began creating vaudeville skits and monologues while still a student at the University of Chicago, became fully professional when he wrote such ...
abacus

abacus  

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...
Abdalkder Alloula

Abdalkder Alloula  

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(1923–94)Algerian actor and director. At Théâtre National Algérien he staged an adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman (1971) and his own play El-Khobza (The Bread, 1972), which set ...
Abdel Karim Berrechid

Abdel Karim Berrechid  

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(1943– )Moroccan playwright, especially known as the spokesman of Al Ihtifalia (The Ceremonial), a movement for research into authentic Arab theatrical forms. His manifestos of the 1980s called for a ...
Abdelkader Farrah

Abdelkader Farrah  

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(1926– )Algerian-born designer, teacher, and self-taught painter. In 1949 he was commissioned to paint a 100 m (330 feet) square mural for the Carmelite College at Fontainebleau, which was seen ...
Abdias do Nascimento

Abdias do Nascimento  

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(1914– )Brazilian playwright, artist, and political activist, a founder of the Teatro Experimental do Negro in Rio de Janeiro. TEN served as a training ground for Afro-Brazilian actors who found ...
abduction

abduction  

An inference process widely used in artificial intelligence, particularly in expert systems and rule-based systems. In diagnosis, for example, there may be a rule like “if measles then red spots” so ...

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