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Edith Evans

(1888—1976) actress

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As You Like It

As You Like It  

A comedy by Shakespeare, first printed in the Folio of 1623, registered 1600 and probably written 1599–1600. Shakespeare's chief source was Lodge's Rosalynde.Frederick has usurped the dominions of ...
Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry  

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1907–2005)British dramatist.Born in Bristol, Fry was educated at Bedford Modern School and in 1927 gained his first professional theatrical experience as an actor in Bath. After a spell as a ...
Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold  

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(1889–1981),novelist and playwright, moved in artistic and Bohemian circles, writing several novels, of which the best known was National Velvet (1935, filmed 1944 with Elizabeth Taylor as the girl ...
George Farquhar

George Farquhar  

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(1678–1707)Irish playwright, the best comic dramatist of the eighteenth century in Britain. His plays achieved unprecedented runs, and two of them continue to be performed today, The Recruiting ...
James Bridie

James Bridie  

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(pseudonym of Osborne Henry Mavor) (1888–1951),playwright, established his reputation with The Anatomist (1930), a comedy on the grave‐robbers Burke and Hare. His plays fall roughly into four groups: ...
nurse

nurse  

In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the loquacious and humorous attendant of Juliet.
Robert Bolt

Robert Bolt  

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(1924–95),playwright, achieved his first West End success in 1957 with Flowering Cherry (pub. 1958). This was followed by The Tiger and the Horse (1960, pub. 1961) and A Man for All Seasons (1960, ...
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet  

Shakespeare's first romantic tragedy, probably written about 1595 and first printed in a ‘bad’ quarto in 1597; a good quarto (1599) reappeared in the First Folio of 1623. The play is based on Arthur ...
St John Ervine

St John Ervine  

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(1883–1971)Playwright and novelist, born to deaf mute parents in Protestant east Belfast, who traded an early Irish nationalist enthusiasm for an increasingly vehement unionism. Many of his early ...
Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida  

A tragedy by Shakespeare probably written 1602, printed 1609, included in the First Folio of 1623. As well as Homer's and Chaucer's handling of material concerning the lovers and the siege of Troy, ...
Volumnia

Volumnia  

In Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the mother of Coriolanus.
William Congreve

William Congreve  

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(1670–1729),educated at Kilkenny school and Trinity College, Dublin, at both of which he was a fellow student of Swift. He entered the Middle Temple, but soon gave up law for literature, published a ...
William Poel

William Poel  

(1852–1934)English actor, director, and playwright, pioneer of restoring Elizabethan stage conditions for Shakespeare. He was stage manager of two Shakespearian institutions in their infancies—Emma ...

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