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Alan Howard

Alan Howard  

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(1937– )English actor who began a long association with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966. He rose rapidly to play Edgar in King Lear and Benedick in Much Ado About ...
Albert Finney

Albert Finney  

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(1936– )English actor. One of the young, rough-edged regional actors of the English new wave theatre, Finney has proven to be a versatile performer in classical and comic roles. After ...
Bayreuth

Bayreuth  

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A town in northern Bavaria, home of the Festspielhaus designed by Wagner and site of the annual festival, established in 1876, devoted to his operas. See festivals, 4; opera houses.[...]
Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley  

(b. Snaiton, Yorks, 31 Dec. 1943)Actor. Son of a Kenyan Asian physician and an English fashion model, in 1967 Kingsley joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his roles included ...
Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht  

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(1898–1956),German dramatist and poet who emigrated to the US during the Fascist period, then settled in 1949 in East Berlin. His early plays show kinship with Expressionism. Die Dreigroschenoper ...
Cambridge

Cambridge  

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The city, of Roman origin, had a remarkable number of churches and religious houses by the central Middle Ages. When Cambridgeshire was split from the diocese of Lincoln in 1109, its first bishop ...
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, ...
Colin Blakely

Colin Blakely  

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(1930–87)Irish actor, whose rich stage career was paralleled by a prolific career as a character actor in film and television. His first professional engagement was with the Group Theatre ...
Coriolanus

Coriolanus  

A play by Shakespeare first printed in the Folio of 1623. In order of composition, however, it was probably Shakespeare's last tragedy, written about 1608. Its source is North's version of Plutarch's ...
Cymbeline

Cymbeline  

A play by Shakespeare, first published in the Folio of 1623. It may have been written in 1609/10, probably first performed 1611. Its sources are Holinshed, A Mirror for Magistrates, and perhaps ...
David Warner

David Warner  

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(b. Manchester, 29 July 1941)Actor. Warner was spotted in the film Tom Jones (1963) by the Royal Shakespeare Company, for which he subsequently played Henry VI and Edward IV ...
Donald Sinden

Donald Sinden  

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(b. Plymouth, 9 Oct. 1923)Actor. He began his career in the late Second World War with Mobile Entertainments, a touring company performing plays for the armed forces in southern ...
Dorothy Tutin

Dorothy Tutin  

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(1931–2001)English actress. Considered a leading young actress in the 1950s, her reputation was confirmed by her vivacious Cecily in Anthony Asquith's film of Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest ...
Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman  

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(b. 1937), actor.A native of Los Angeles, he studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and with Lee Strasberg, among others, before winning fine notices Off‐Broadway in the mid‐1960s and ...
Folio Society Shakespeare

Folio Society Shakespeare  

The 37 volumes of this handsomely printed edition were issued between 1950 and 1976, using the text of the New Temple Shakespeare. They are chiefly notable for the introductions, of ...
George Rylands

George Rylands  

(b. 1902–99)English scholar and critic, for many years Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. He directed many of Shakespeare's plays for the Marlowe Society, and has exercised a strong influence on ...
Glen Byam Shaw

Glen Byam Shaw  

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(1904–86)Actor and director, co-director with Anthony Quayle of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1952–6; Director, 1956–9.
Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson  

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(1936– )British actress who made her name on stage, screen, and television before entering national politics in the 1990s.Glenda Jackson was born in Birkenhead; after working in a chemist's shop she ...
Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne  

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House and estate near Lewes, Sussex, in grounds of which the owner, John Christie, built opera house with (as it was thought) eccentric idea of staging ideal perfs. of opera in beautiful setting. ...
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 ...

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