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Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson  

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(b. Los Angeles, 5 Feb. 1900; d. London, 14 July 1965)US; Governor of Illinois 1949–53, Democratic presidential candidate 1952, 1956 Stevenson took a BA at Princeton University and an LL B at ...
Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson  

(1890–1944).Born in Salford, Ontario, Aimee Kennedy Semple Hutton McPherson—one of the most famous women of the 1920s and 1930s—has been the subject of (mostly scurrilous) plays, books, songs, and ...
Ajoka

Ajoka  

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Founded in 1980 by Madeeha Gauhar in Lahore, Ajoka is a leading alternative theatre in Pakistan. Meaning ‘dawn of a new day’ in Punjabi, Ajoka began with street theatre against ...
American Academy of Dramatic Arts

American Academy of Dramatic Arts  

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Founded in 1884 in New York, the Academy was the first acting conservatory in the English-speaking world. Its founding purpose was ‘to provide a broad and practical education to those ...
Andrei Serban

Andrei Serban  

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(b. 1943), director.The internationally known director, who uses minimalism, nontraditional music, and avant‐garde approaches to classic texts, was born in Bucharest, Romania, where his productions ...
Asian-American theatre

Asian-American theatre  

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In the late eighteenth century representations of Asia could be found on the American stage, usually offered or performed by non-Asians using racialized make-up, settings, and costumes to denote the ...
Billy Graham

Billy Graham  

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1918– )US evangelist who has conducted large religious meetings throughout the world. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1996.Born into a ...
California

California  

It is estimated that approximately 300,000 Native Americans inhabited the area now know as California before Spanish explorers arrived in search of wealth. On September 28, 1542, an expedition led ...
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 ...
Chay Yew

Chay Yew  

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(1965– )American playwright. Born in 1965 in Singapore, Yew moved to Los Angeles in 1988 to attend Pepperdine University. He staged his first play in Singapore in 1987, only to ...
Chicago

Chicago  

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Theatre dates back to the earliest days of the city when, in 1837, Harry Isherwood and Alexander McVicker transformed a tavern into a playhouse. By the 1860s new theatre buildings ...
Craft of Crime and Mystery Writing

Craft of Crime and Mystery Writing  

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Most authors approach the task of writing a crime or mystery narrative after having read hundreds of prototypes within the genre. From consuming stories of detection and crime, aspiring writers ...
Douglas Schmidt

Douglas Schmidt  

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(b. 1942), scenic designer.He was born in Cincinnati and educated at Boston University before beginning his design career in regional theatre. Schmidt is known for his keen sense of ...
East West Players

East West Players  

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The first Asian American theatre company in the United States. Founded in 1965 to showcase the theatrical talents of Asian Pacific Americans, the company now features the work of some ...
Elizabeth Linington

Elizabeth Linington  

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(1921–1988); American author of some eighty novels, most written in the police procedural, multi-storyline tradition.Born in Aurora, Illinois, she settled in California where, in addition to ...
Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley  

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(1916– )Anglo-American critic, translator, and playwright who introduced Brecht to America. Bentley worked with Brecht in Los Angeles in the 1940s, and directed his translation of The Good Person of ...
Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley Gardner  

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(1889–1970),California lawyer and writer of detective fiction whose central figure is the lawyer Perry Mason, who serves as sleuth. Earliest in his lengthy series were The Case of the Velvet Claws ...
Fiction Noir

Fiction Noir  

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Depicts the controlled depravity and existential absurdities faced by men and women caught in a web of random violence, amorality, and lust for sex and money. This bleak view of ...
film

film  

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Gay and lesbian movement

Gay and lesbian movement  

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In an increasingly tolerant society that upholds human rights, one segment of society that was long marginalized and victimized was the minority group comprising male and female homosexuals. In the ...

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