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Annie Horniman

Annie Horniman  

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(1860–1937),a pioneer supporter of the modern English drama, founder of the Manchester Repertory Theatre. By her generous assistance the Irish National Theatre Society was provided with a permanent ...
Cyril Cusack

Cyril Cusack  

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(1910–93)Irish actor and manager. He first appeared onstage at the age of 7 with his mother and stepfather's touring company. He joined the Abbey Theatre Company in 1932, and ...
Lewis Casson

Lewis Casson  

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(b. Birkenhead, Ches., 26 Oct. 1875; d. London, 16 May 1969)Actor and director. A Fabian socialist, Casson joined Annie Horniman's company in 1908, inaugurating his lifelong association with Sybil ...
Liverpool Playhouse

Liverpool Playhouse  

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The home of the Liverpool Repertory Company from 1911 (see regional repertory theatres, UK), it was renamed the Playhouse in 1917. The ambitious repertoire of the first director, Basil Dean ...
Manchester School

Manchester School  

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A term loosely applied to a group of playwrights associated with the Manchester Gaiety Theatre in the early 1900s. The three key members of this group were Harold Brighouse, Stanley ...
Stanley Houghton

Stanley Houghton  

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(1881–1913),playwright and drama critic, born in Manchester, where he worked in the cotton trade while pursuing his passion for the theatre. The Dear Departed (1908) was performed by Miss Horniman's ...

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