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Ann Jellicoe

Ann Jellicoe  

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(1927– ),playwright and director, trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She was associated for some years with the English Stage Company, which in 1958 put on the play that ...
Arnold Wesker

Arnold Wesker  

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(1932– )British playwright and director. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society Literature in 1985.Wesker was born in the East End of London into a family of communist Jewish immigrants. He was ...
Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry  

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1907–2005)British dramatist.Born in Bristol, Fry was educated at Bedford Modern School and in 1927 gained his first professional theatrical experience as an actor in Bath. After a spell as a ...
English Stage Company

English Stage Company  

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Organization formed in 1956, mainly to present plays by young and experimental dramatists but also to put before the public the best contemporary plays from abroad. After an unsuccessful attempt ...
John Osborne

John Osborne  

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(1929–94), playwright.The British dramatist, whose Look Back in Anger (1957) served as America's introduction to the postwar school of “angry young men,” subsequently found success on Broadway with ...
Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan  

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(1927–80),dramatic critic, educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He wrote for various papers, most influentially for the Observer (1954–63), and championed the plays of Osborne, Wesker, Delaney, ...
Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger  

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A play by J. Osborne, first produced by the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre on 8 May 1956, published 1957. It proved a landmark in the history of the theatre, a focus for reaction ...
Noël Coward

Noël Coward  

(b Teddington, 1899; d Blue Harbour, Jamaica, 1973).Eng. actor, playwright, and composer. No formal mus. training. Author and composer of several successful mus. shows and plays with mus., e.g. This ...
Shelagh Delaney

Shelagh Delaney  

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(1939–2011),playwright, is known for A Taste of Honey, written when she was 17. It was presented by Joan Littlewood in 1958 and was hailed as a landmark in the new school of ‘kitchen sink’ realism, a ...
Terence Rattigan

Terence Rattigan  

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(1911–82), playwright.The English writer, whose best plays were literate and dramatically effective, albeit sometimes superficial, scored his first American success in 1937 with French Without Tears. ...

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