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A. J. Antoon

A. J. Antoon  

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(1944–92), director.Long associated with the New York Shakespeare Festival where he did some of his finest work, Antoon was a very promising director of the 1970s, but his career ...
Aminta

Aminta  

AT: Amyntas; The Countess of Pembroke's Ivychurch A: Torquato Tasso Pf: 1573, Belvedere Island on the River Po Pb: 1581 Tr: 1591 G: Pastoral in 5 acts; Italian verse S: Timeless pastoral landscape C: ...
Ariane Mnouchkine

Ariane Mnouchkine  

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(b. Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, 1939)Director. After university and student theatre she visited the East before founding in Paris the Théâtre du Soleil (1964) along rigorous cooperative lines. ...
As You Like It

As You Like It  

A comedy by Shakespeare, first printed in the Folio of 1623, registered 1600 and probably written 1599–1600. Shakespeare's chief source was Lodge's Rosalynde.Frederick has usurped the dominions of ...
Away

Away  

A: Michael Gow Pf: 1986, Sydney Pb: 1985 G: Drama in 5 acts S: Australian town, hotel, campsites, 1967–8 C: 5m, 5f, extrasThree families are going on vacation over the Christmas (summer) break: ...
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten  

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(b Lowestoft, 1913; d Aldeburgh, 1976).Eng. composer, pianist, conductor. His birth on St Cecilia's Day, 22 Nov., was a happy augury for the career of one of Britain's greatest composers. Essentially ...
Bill Alexander

Bill Alexander  

(1948–)British director, whose productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company1980–92 include Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (1980), Richard III (1984), The Merry Wives of Windsor (1985), A Midsummer Night's ...
Bottom, Nick

Bottom, Nick  

The weaver in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
Brian Murray

Brian Murray  

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[né(1939), actor, director.He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, made his London debut in 1959, and first came to America in 1964 as part of a Royal Shakespeare ...
Carl Orff

Carl Orff  

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(1895–1982)German composer who won international recognition for his choral works and innovative approach to musical education.Born in Munich, Orff studied composition at the Music Academy before ...
Cheek by Jowl

Cheek by Jowl  

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British small-scale touring theatre group. They were formed by director Declan Donnellan (b. Michael Declan Martin Donnellan, Manchester, 4 Aug. 1953) and designer Nick Ormerod in 1981, concentrating ...
Demetrius

Demetrius  

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1 a character in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus;2 one of the young lovers in his A Midsummer Night's Dream;3 Demetrius Fannius in Jonson's The Poetaster, a satirical portrait of Dekker.
Early Comedies

Early Comedies  

Shakespeare's earliest comedies are The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, and Love's Labour's Lost. A Midsummer Night's Dream is also sometimes classed as an ...
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 ...
Edward Sharpham

Edward Sharpham  

(1576–1608),dramatist. For the Blackfriars boys Sharpham wrote The Fleer and Cupid's Whirligig, both published in 1607 and showing echoes of Shakespeare. The Fleer contains the line ‘Faith, like ...
Effie Shannon

Effie Shannon  

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(1867–1954), actress.Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she began a stage career that was to span seventy years when she appeared as a child extra in John McCullough's production of Coriolanus ...
Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I  

[Na]English queen from ad 1558, of the House of Tudor. Born 1533, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She died in 1603, aged 69, having reigned 44 years.
Ellis Rabb

Ellis Rabb  

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(1930–98), actor, director, and manager.He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and educated at the University of Arizona, Carnegie Tech, and Yale before starting to act and direct in summer ...
Endymion

Endymion  

A: John Lyly Pf: 1588, London Pb: 1591 G: Com. in 5 acts; prose S: A fantasy court, in the mythical past C: 16m, 7f, extrasLike his mythical namesake's love for the moon, Endymion secretly loves the ...
English Shakespeare Company

English Shakespeare Company  

Troupe formed in 1986 by the director Bogdanov and the actor Pennington, chiefly in disillusion with the work of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Seeking to make ...

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