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Aldwych farces

Aldwych farces  

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Long-running series of 13 farces staged at London's Aldwych Theatre (1922–33). Ben Travers provided nine consecutive successes between 1925 and 1933, including A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook, ...
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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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London, three-tier theatre seating 1,100, was built for Seymour Hicks, who opened it in 1905 with himself and his

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Chekhov might have enjoyed the irony: the London theatre that saw the first production in England of The Cherry Orchard

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Victor Emeljanow

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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London playhouse at the eastern end of the Strand, built in 1905 for Seymour Hicks and Charles Frohman. Though it saw the first English productions of ...

ancient Greek drama in the twentieth century

ancient Greek drama in the twentieth century  

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In Britain and the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, classical theatre meant almost exclusively the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. In his projected renewal of ...
Arthur Schnitzler

Arthur Schnitzler  

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(1862–1931)Austrian dramatist and novelist. His first play, Anatol (written 1889–92), describes a bourgeois youth like himself who drifts through endless, superficial pleasures. In 1891 he ...
Barbican

Barbican  

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The complex of high-rise buildings around the Barbican Centre in the City of London. A barbican is the outer defence of a city or castle, especially a double tower above a gate or drawbridge; it is ...
Ben Travers

Ben Travers  

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(1886–1980) British dramatist and novelistA Cuckoo in the Nest [adapted for the stage 1925] (1922) FictionRookery Nook [adapted for the stage 1926] (1923) FictionA Cuckoo in the Nest [adapted for the ...
Brian Rix

Brian Rix  

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(1924– )English actor and manager, who began his career in 1942 and was for a while a member of Donald Wolfit's company during its London wartime seasons. He made his ...
Clifford Williams

Clifford Williams  

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(b. Cardiff, 30 Dec. 1926)Director. He founded the Mime Company (1950–3), for which he wrote and directed 20 plays, and worked in regional theatre before joining the Royal Shakespeare ...
Cyril Tourneur

Cyril Tourneur  

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(?1575–1626),dramatist. Practically nothing is known of his life. His small known output includes The Atheist's Tragedy (1611) and an elegy on the death of Prince Henry (1613). The Revenger's ...
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter  

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(1930–2008)British playwright, director, and actor. He was awarded the CBE in 1966.Pinter was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and in 1949 became an actor, working mainly in the provinces. In ...
J. Robertson Hare

J. Robertson Hare  

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(1891–1979),English comedian and a consummate player of farce, who made his first appearance on the stage in 1911 in Carton's The Bear Leaders, and spent many years touring in ...
James Nederlander

James Nederlander  

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(b. 1922), theatre owner and producer.The son of Detroit theatre owner David Nederlander (1886–1965), he has enlarged the family holdings until they are second nationally only to those of ...
John Whiting

John Whiting  

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(1917–63),playwright, whose plays marked a historic break from the prevailing vogue for drawing‐room comedy. They include A Penny for a Song (1956, pub. 1969), Saint's Day (perf. and pub. 1951), ...
John Wood

John Wood  

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(1930–2011), actor.The tall, gaunt British performer, who brought a dark shadow of menace to his many comic roles, made only sporadic appearances on Broadway but usually earned raves. He ...
Michael Codron

Michael Codron  

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(1930– )British producer with a reputation built on supporting the work of new writers in the 1960s. In 1958 he produced plays by John Mortimer and Harold Pinter, while later ...
Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon  

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(1940– )Dublin-born actor whose career has been predominantly in London and in a series of hugely successful television roles, peppered with appearances in Hollywood films. Gambon joined the National ...
Michael Rudman

Michael Rudman  

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(1939– )American director in Britain. From the mid-1960s to the 1970s, he worked in regional repertory theatres, and was artistic director of the Hampstead Theatre Club until 1979. Subsequently he ...
Michel Saint-Denis

Michel Saint-Denis  

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(1897–1971)French actor, director, and teacher. Nephew and student of Copeau, Saint-Denis later headed the Compagnie des Quinze, for which he directed several noteworthy productions at the Théâtre du ...

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