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Admiral's Men

Admiral's Men  

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Elizabethan company which, with Edward Alleyn as their star actor, was the only real rival of the Chamberlain's Men. Their patron was Lord Howard, who became an admiral in 1585 ...
Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry  

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(1873–1907),French poet and dramatist, whose Ubu-roi is now considered the founder-play of the modern avant-garde theatre. Written when Jarry was 15 years old and first performed in 1888 as ...
burletta

burletta  

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(It. ‘little joke’).Type of Eng. mus. farce which had a vogue in late 18th/early 19th cent. First of its kind was Midas by Kane O'Hara, perf. Belfast 1760 and at CG 1964.
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 ...
censorship

censorship  

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1. Any regime or context in which the content of what is publically expressed, exhibited, published, broadcast, or otherwise distributed is regulated or in which the circulation of information is ...
club theatre

club theatre  

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Theatre that is open only to club members, usually in order to circumvent legal restrictions and/or to be innovative. Club theatres are often short-lived. After both world wars, for example ...
Comedy Theatre

Comedy Theatre  

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London, in Panton Street, off the Haymarket. This theatre, seating 820 on four tiers, opened in 1881 and housed a series of light operas until in 1887 Beerbohm Tree took ...
court Theatre

court Theatre  

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Since the earliest settlers, Christ-church, New Zealand, has enjoyed a tradition of theatrical entertainment. This was particularly strong in the 1940s when celebrated crime writer Ngaio Marsh first ...
Edward Bond

Edward Bond  

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(1934– )British dramatist whose experimental plays, often depicting scenes of violence, aroused much controversy.Born in London, Bond first attracted attention with his plays in the sixties. At the ...
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton  

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(1803–73)English playwright, politician, and novelist. In Parliament Bulwer chaired the 1832 Select Committee which was responsible for a bill to allow any licenced theatre to play any kind of ...
eroticism in the theatre

eroticism in the theatre  

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Some intrinsic link between theatre and sexuality has often been proposed. One might look at the déclassée actresses of Schnitzler's Vienna with their dizzying whirl of class and sexual transgression ...
finance

finance  

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Theatre has always been more than a performance by people for people: someone has to pay for the activity, with cash or its equivalent in gifts of time and labour. ...
Gate Theatre

Gate Theatre  

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(London)Opened by Peter Godfrey in 1925, first in a loft in Covent Garden and, after 1927, in a one-time music hall under Charing Cross Station. It was one of ...
George Colman, the Younger

George Colman, the Younger  

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(1762–1836),son of the above, made his name with the musical romantic comedy Inkle and Yarico (1787). Among many other dramatic works, The Iron Chest (1796) is a dramatization of Godwin's Caleb ...
Harley Granville-Barker

Harley Granville-Barker  

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(1877–1946)British actor, producer, playwright, and critic.Born in London, Granville-Barker began his career in Harrogate and in 1891 joined Sarah Thorne's repertory company in Margate. He made his ...
Independent Theatre

Independent Theatre  

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Private society founded by Grein in London in 1891. Its name advertised imitation of Antoine's Théâtre Libre (1887) in Paris and Brahm's Freie Bühne (1889) in Berlin. Like Brahm, the ...
inns

inns  

Before the construction of the first permanent theatre spaces in London in the 1560s and 1570s, the large yards of the inns of the city of London were being used ...
J. T. Grein

J. T. Grein  

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(1862–1935)Dutch journalist, playwright, and manager, later a British citizen. Grein spent 50 years promoting the cause of English drama and writing dramatic criticism. The highlight of his long ...
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 ...
Kingsway Theatre

Kingsway Theatre  

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Opened in 1882, it had a chequered history from the start, but included the first performance in England of Ibsen's A Doll's House (1889). Reopened in 1900 (as the Great ...

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