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Alan Ayckbourn

(b. 1939) English dramatist

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Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular  

A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1972, Scarborough Pb: 1974 G: Com. in 3 acts S: Three kitchens in neighbouring houses in an English town, 1970s C: 3m, 3fHouse-proud Jane Hopcroft is cleaning her neat modern ...
Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais  

(1922– )French film director, who became one of the New Wave of film-makers.Born in Vannes, Resnais studied acting and attended the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques. He first made ...
Aleksandr Ostrovsky

Aleksandr Ostrovsky  

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(1823–86)Widely acknowledged as Russia's greatest playwright, he was also the most prolific, producing 47 original dramas and 22 translations of foreign plays. Comparatively unknown in the West, his ...
Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre  

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London, in Shaftesbury Avenue, seating 796 in three tiers, opened in 1901 with a musical comedy, The Belle of Bohemia. Although it was a failure, later productions had good runs ...
Ayckbourn, Alan

Ayckbourn, Alan (1939)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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(1939– ),

English playwright and director, who in 1970 was appointed director of productions at Scarborough (see STEPHEN

Ayckbourn, Alan

Ayckbourn, Alan (1939)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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(1939– )

English director and playwright, director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, since 1971, for which

Ayckbourn, Alan

Ayckbourn, Alan (1939– )   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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(1939– )

English director and playwright. Ayckbourn has been director of productions for the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, since

Ayckbourn, Alan

Ayckbourn, Alan (12 April 1939)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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(b. London, 12 April 1939)

Playwright and director. Ayckbourn is a prolific writer of over 50 farces

Ayckbourn, Sir Alan

Ayckbourn, Sir Alan (1939– )   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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British playwright and director. He was made a CBE in 1987 and knighted in 1997. After several years as a stage manager and actor in repertory, he was appointed director of ... More
Colin Blakely

Colin Blakely  

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(1930–87)Irish actor, whose rich stage career was paralleled by a prolific career as a character actor in film and television. His first professional engagement was with the Group Theatre ...
Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre  

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London, in Panton Street, off the Haymarket. This theatre, seating 820 on four tiers, opened in 1881 and housed a series of light operas until in 1887 Beerbohm Tree took ...
Criterion Theatre

Criterion Theatre  

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London, in Piccadilly Circus. Originally an adjunct to Spiers and Pond's Criterion restaurant, this theatre was built entirely underground. A three-tier auditorium seating 675, it opened in 1874 and ...
Dame Celia Johnson

Dame Celia Johnson  

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(1908–82),English actress. She made her début in Shaw's Major Barbara in Huddersfield in 1928 and was first seen in London in 1929. She had a long run in Merton ...
Delphine Seyrig

Delphine Seyrig  

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(1932–90),Lebanese-born French actress, who became well known in the early 1960s through Resnais's film L'Année dernière à Marienbad and her performance as Nina in Chekhov's The Seagull. The ...
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farce  

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A form of popular comedy with its distant roots in the improvisations which actors introduced into the text of medieval religious dramas (the word is derived from the word farce, ‘stuffing’). Later ...
Gene Saks

Gene Saks  

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(b. New York, 8 Nov. 1921)Actor and director. Saks began his career acting Off-Broadway, and after appearing in several plays on Broadway turned to directing in 1963. He made ...
Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page  

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(b. Kirksville, Mo., 22 Nov. 1924; d. New York, 13 June 1987)Actress. An exponent of the Method school, she first won fame as the unhappy spinster in Summer and ...
Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Theatre  

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London. 1. The first permanent theatre in Greenwich was opened in 1709, probably in Church Street. Colley Cibber's Love Makes a Man is known to have been produced there the ...
Haymarket Theatre

Haymarket Theatre  

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Leicester. This theatre, opened in 1973, was intended to take the place of the Phoenix, opened 10 years earlier on a site expected to be available for only five years. ...
John Ford

John Ford  

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(1586–after 1639),wrote all or a substantial part of 18 plays, of which seven have been lost. Between 1621 and 1625 he collaborated with Dekker and others in at least five plays including The Witch ...

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