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Edward Albee

(b. 1928) American dramatist

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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 ...
Adrienne Kennedy

Adrienne Kennedy  

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(1931–),playwright of African-American heritage whose works exhibit the conflict between her inheritances—black father, light mother—especially in Funnyhouse of a Negro (1962), in which the main ...
Alan Schneider

Alan Schneider  

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(1917–84),American director, born in Russia. He made his Broadway début in 1948, but though he directed Broadway hits he spent most of his career promoting works of less obvious ...
Alley Theatre

Alley Theatre  

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American regional theatre in Houston, Texas, started in 1947 as a community theatre by a group of ambitious amateurs led by Nina Vance. The company turned professional in 1954 and ...
American Dream

American Dream  

A: Edward Albee Pf: 1961, New York Pb: 1961 G: Satire in 1 act S: American living room, mid-20th c. C: 2m, 3fDomineering Mommy tells henpecked Daddy about the hat she has bought. Grandma enters with ...
American Dream

American Dream  

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A phrase popularized by James Truslow Adams (1878–1949) in his 1931 study The Epic of America, which expressed the conviction that in America every individual had the opportunity for self‐fulfilment ...
Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka  

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(1934– )African American playwright, poet, and activist born in Newark, New Jersey, as Everett LeRoi Jones. Throughout his career he has used his writing as an extended polemic against American ...
ancient Greek theatre

ancient Greek theatre  

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1. Origins of theatre in Greece; 2. Late Archaic and Classical Greek theatre (508–317 bc); 3. Hellenistic theatre (317–86 bc); 4. Greek theatre under the Roman Empire (86 bc–ad 692); 5. Greek ...
Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre  

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Always hovering artistically on the fringes of the West End of London, the 347-seat Arts Theatre opened in 1927 as a club for unlicensed and experimental drama. In its first ...
Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith  

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(1895–1937)Black US blues singer. Known as the ‘Empress of the Blues’, this tall handsome woman created a style that was followed by many jazz singers, including Louis Armstrong and Billie ...
Betty Field

Betty Field  

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(1918–73), actress.A native New Yorker, she studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked in stock and in London before her Broadway debut in 1934 as ...
Brooks Atkinson

Brooks Atkinson  

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(1894–1984),American dramatic critic. From 1926 to 1960 (except during the war years) he was dramatic critic of the New York Times—an unrivalled tenure. His literate, scrupulously honest, and acute ...
Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers  

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(1917–67),was born in Georgia, where most of her works are set, although she was long resident in New York City. She immediately achieved great critical prominence with her first novel, The Heart Is ...
Cherry Lane Theatre

Cherry Lane Theatre  

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New York, in Commerce Street. This early 19th-century building was converted into a theatre in 1924. In 1927 the New Playwrights Theatre took it over and gave it their own ...
Clinton Wilder

Clinton Wilder  

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(1920–86)American producer. Wilder managed a wide range of commercial productions in both New York and London in the 1950s and early 1960s, with such works as Marc Blitzstein's opera ...
Colleen Dewhurst

Colleen Dewhurst  

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(1926–91)Canadian-born American actress, president of Actors' Equity (1985–91). A powerful actress with a commanding presence and a deep, resonant voice, at the start of her career Dewhurst was ...
Constance Cummings

Constance Cummings  

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(b. Seattle, Wash., 15 May 1910)Actress. At home in both classical and contemporary plays, Cummings made her professional debut with the Savoy Stock Company (San Diego, 1926). After her ...
Dame Peggy Ashcroft

Dame Peggy Ashcroft  

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1907–1991)British actress. She was made a DBE in 1956.Born in Croydon, Ashcroft studied drama at the Central School of Dramatic Art and began her long and distinguished career playing Margaret in ...
David Mamet

David Mamet  

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(1947– ),Chicago‐born dramatist whose work is distinguished by its attentions to the rhythms of blue‐collar speech and the theme of how low‐life criminality mirrors the world of big business. ...
Death of Bessie Smith

Death of Bessie Smith  

A: Edward Albee Pf: 1960, Berlin; 1961, New York Pb: 1960 G: Drama in 8 scenes S: Hospital and other locations, Memphis, Tennessee, 1937 C: 5m, 2fTwo stories alternate. In one, Jack, the black driver ...

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