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Marsha Norman

(b. 1947)

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Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville  

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Nonprofit professional theatre, founded in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1964 by Richard Block and Ewel Cornett and led by Jon Jory from 1969 to 2000, when Marc Masterson took over. It ...
Beth Henley

Beth Henley  

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(1952?–),Mississippi-born playwright, attended Southern Methodist University, had her first full-length play, Crimes of the Heart, performed (1979) in Louisville, where it won a major local prize, ...
eating disorder

eating disorder  

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A class of mental disorders characterized by disturbances or problems associated with feeding or eating. See anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, feeding disorder of infancy or early childhood, pica, ...
Feminist Theatre

Feminist Theatre  

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Because there have been women actors, managers, and playwrights since the colonial days, the goal of feminist theatre has not been about women in the theatre as much as the ...
Getting Out

Getting Out  

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(1978),a play by Marsha Norman. [Marymount Manhattan Theatre, 22 perf.] When Arlene Holsclaw (Susan Kingsley) is released from prison, she is determined to lead a decent life but remains ...
librettists

librettists  

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The role of the librettist, the playwright who creates the book and often the lyrics of a musical play, has changed tremendously over the course of the twentieth century. However ...
Megan Terry

Megan Terry  

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(b. Seattle, Wash., 22 July 1932)Playwright. Founding member of the New York Open Theater and playwright-in-residence, 1963–8. Since 1974 she has been literary manager of the Omaha Magic Theatre ...
'Night, Mother

'Night, Mother  

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A: Marsha Norman Pf: 1983, NewYork Pb: 1983 G: Drama in 1 act S: Living room and kitchen of a house in the country, 1983 C: 2fJessie Cates is about 40 years old. She has a brother Dawson, who is ...
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A writer of plays, also referred to as a dramatist. The word playwright conjoins the nouns ‘wright’, meaning craftsman or builder, with ‘play’, meaning a text written for performance. Theatricalized ...
Secret Garden

Secret Garden  

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This charming and stylish musical was welcomed by one critic as ‘one of the most aggressively pretty shows ever to grace a Broadway stage’ when it opened at the St. ...

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