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Tyrone Guthrie

(1900—1971) director and theatre designer

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Alec Clunes

Alec Clunes  

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(1912–70)British actor, director, and manager. Best known for running the Arts Theatre in London from 1942 to 1952 and for performing alongside stars such as Olivier, Gielgud, and Scofield ...
Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness  

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(1914–2001)English actor and director. After initial difficulties at the Old Vic, struggling to meet the expectations of Gielgud and Guthrie, he developed into an accomplished actor in the 1930s ...
All's Well that Ends Well

All's Well that Ends Well  

A comedy by Shakespeare, first printed in the First Folio of 1623. Its close affinity to Measure for Measure suggests that it was written 1604–5. Both plays are generally classified as ...
Anthony Quayle

Anthony Quayle  

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(1913–89)English actor and director. An engaging, intelligent, and energetic man, Quayle played supporting roles at the Old Vic under Tyrone Guthrie, appearing with Olivier, Richardson, Gielgud, and ...
Canada: theatre in English

Canada: theatre in English  

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Until the twentieth century the history of theatre in Canada, a nation formed only in 1867 and not fully independent until 1931, is a record of domination by foreign touring ...
Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton  

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(1899–1962)British-born actor who became a US naturalized citizen in 1950. He is remembered for a series of outstanding character performances in the cinema.The son of a hotelier, Laughton was born ...
Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre  

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The brainchild of local tradesman Leslie Evershed-Martin (1903–94) and funded by public subscription, the 1,400-seat theatre situated in a West Sussex park in the south of England opened in 1962 ...
Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe  

(1564–93).English playwright, poet, and spy. Born in Canterbury, he was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His plays, beginning with Dido, Queen of Carthage (c.1587), are energetic, ...
civic theatre

civic theatre  

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In Britain, theatres owned and subsidized by the local authority as a cultural amenity. Clause 132 of the Local Government Act of 1948 empowered local authorities to spend the proceeds ...
Crucible Theatre

Crucible Theatre  

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English regional producing theatre in Sheffield. Opened in 1971 and inspired by Tyrone Guthrie's open-stage theatres, the Crucible's main auditorium seats over 1,000 arranged in one semicircular tier ...
David Lindsay

David Lindsay  

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(c.1486–1555)Scottish dramatist and courtier. His diplomatic missions to Europe in the 1530s and 1540s probably exposed him to French dramatic forms, notably the mock sermon, which he later ...
Douglas Campbell

Douglas Campbell  

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(1922– )Canadian actor and director, born in Glasgow. He first performed with the Old Vic company during its 1941–2 tour of Medea with Sybil Thorndike. A charter-member of the Stratford ...
Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh Festival  

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An international festival of the arts held annually in Edinburgh since 1947. In addition to the main programme a flourishing fringe festival has developed.
Flora Robson

Flora Robson  

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(b. South Shields, Durham, 28 March 1902; d. Brighton, Sussex, 7 July 1984)Stage and film actress. Robson made her debut in 1921, when she appeared in Clemence Dane's Will ...
Frederick Valk

Frederick Valk  

(1901–56),German actor. Born in Hamburg of Portuguese-Jewish extraction, he became leading man of the German-speaking theatre in Prague, where he played many of Shakespeare's protagonists. An actor ...
Frith Banbury

Frith Banbury  

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(1912–2008),English actor, manager, and director, who made his first appearance on the stage in 1933, and played a wide variety of parts, both in straight plays and revues, before ...
Gilbert and Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan  

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Operetta creators.Librettist‐lyricist William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842–1900) were first represented in America in 1875 by a failed production of their ...
Gordon Bottomley

Gordon Bottomley  

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(1874–1948),poet. His first volume of poems, The Mickle Drede, appeared in 1896, and his work was included in E. Marsh's first volume of Georgian Poetry in 1912. Poems of Thirty Years (1925) show the ...
Group Theatre

Group Theatre  

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London, private play-producing society founded in 1933 to present modern non-commercial plays and revivals of experimental work. It had its headquarters at the Westminster Theatre, where most of its ...
Guthrie Theatre

Guthrie Theatre  

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American regional theatre in Minneapolis. Conceived in 1959 by Tyrone Guthrie, Oliver Rea, and Peter Zeisler, it opened in 1963 as the Minnesota Theatre Company in a new playhouse adjacent ...

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