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Anne Bogart

Anne Bogart  

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(1953– )American director. Bogart's early work was influenced by postmodern dance and by several stays in Germany, from which she returned intent on exploring American forms, themes, and writers. She ...
Beth Henley

Beth Henley  

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(1952?–),Mississippi-born playwright, attended Southern Methodist University, had her first full-length play, Crimes of the Heart, performed (1979) in Louisville, where it won a major local prize, ...
Charles L. Mee

Charles L. Mee  

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(1938– )American playwright and historian. In the middle of a career in American political history, Mee resumed an interest in theatre in 1986 when he provided the texts for Martha ...
Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart  

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A: Beth Henley Pf: 1979, Louisville Pb: 1982 G: Com. in 3 acts S: Kitchen of house in small town in Mississippi, 1970 C: 2m, 4fOn her 30th birthday, Lenora Josephine (‘Lenny’) MaGrath, a spinster ...
Jon Jory

Jon Jory  

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(1938– )American director and producer. Jory studied playwriting at the Yale School of Drama but left in 1965 to found the Long Wharf Theatre. In 1969 he became the producing ...
Lee Blessing

Lee Blessing  

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(b. 1949), playwright.He was born in Minneapolis, the son of a salesman, and was educated at Reed College and the University of Iowa. Blessing's work was first produced at ...
Marsha Norman

Marsha Norman  

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(1947–),Kentucky-born dramatist whose first two-act play, Getting Out (1977), about a shattered woman emerging from prison and picking up her life, was followed by ‘Night, Mother (1983, Pulitzer ...
McCarter Theatre Center

McCarter Theatre Center  

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(Princeton, New Jersey).While the professional nonprofit theatre company in Princeton was formed in 1973, the performance space on the campus goes back to 1929 when it served as the ...
resident theatre

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America's professional, nonprofit theatres are interchangeably referred to as ‘resident theatres’ and as ‘regional theatres’. The term ‘resident’ refers to the presence of a permanent company of ...
Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks  

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(1963– )*African-American playwright who first attracted notice in 1990 with Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom. Fascinated by the play of history in the contemporary landscape, her The ...
USA regional theatres

USA regional theatres  

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Theatre in the United States has been centred in New York for much of the past 300 years. There have always been theatres elsewhere, of course, rising and falling with ...

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