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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 ...
Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson  

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(1879–1961)English director and manager. Trained as an architect, Jackson was heir to a fortune derived from one of the leading grocery firms in the Midlands. In 1907 he founded ...
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Birmingham Repertory Theatre  

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One of the earliest of the regional repertory theatres in the UK, the Birmingham Rep was founded and funded by Barry Jackson, and had its origins in an amateur group ...
Cedric Hardwicke

Cedric Hardwicke  

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(1893–1964)English actor, knighted in 1934. After beginning with Frank Benson's company, Hardwicke moved to the Old Vic in 1914. After the war he joined the Birmingham Rep, then shifted ...
Edith Evans

Edith Evans  

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(1888–1976)English actress; made DBE in 1946. After beginning her career with William Poel and then touring with Ellen Terry, she established herself in the 1920s as a distinguished London ...
Elisabeth Bergner

Elisabeth Bergner  

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(1900–86), actress.The famed Viennese‐born leading lady came to America as a refugee and first appeared as the unwed mother Gemma Jones in Escape Me Never (1935). After some years ...
Henri Ghéon

Henri Ghéon  

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(1875–1944), French Catholic writer. He tried to build up a Christian theatre, producing his own plays and working with a company of young RCs which he founded in 1924. Many of his works dealt with ...
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Victoria Stec

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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Summer drama festival held annually from 1929 to 1939, revived briefly in the 1940s and 1960s, and re-established as a more general annual arts festival in ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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founded in 1929 by Barry Jackson, who provided much of the money to initiate and support it, as well as actors from his ...

Paul Shelving

Paul Shelving  

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(1888–1968)English designer. After study in fine art and service in the war, he became resident designer and scene painter at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre under Jackson, and designed Shaw's ...
Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre  

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Perthshire, Scotland. The idea of building a ‘theatre in the hills’ for the presentation of plays in repertory came to its founder, John Stewart, during a visit to the Malvern ...
Queen's Theatre

Queen's Theatre  

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London.1. In Long Acre. This building, erected in 1849, was known originally as St Martin's Hall, and was used on a number of occasions by Charles Dickens reading from his ...
Wendy Hiller

Wendy Hiller  

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(b. Bramhall, Cheshire, 15 Aug. 1912)Actress. A student at the Manchester Repertory Theatre, where she made her acting debut in 1930, she first appeared in the West End as ...

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