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Ralph Richardson

(1902—1983) actor

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Albery Theatre

Albery Theatre  

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London, in St Martin's Lane, seating 900, built for Charles Wyndham, who opened it in 1903 as the New Theatre with a revival of Parker and Carson's Rosemary, after which ...
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 ...
Bottom, Nick

Bottom, Nick  

The weaver in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
Century Theatre

Century Theatre  

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(New York).The playhouse on Seventh Avenue at 59th Street had almost as many names as it had tenants. It opened as Jolson's 59th Street Theatre in 1921, and over ...
Cottesloe Theatre

Cottesloe Theatre  

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Smallest of the three playhouses which make up the National Theatre, opening in 1977. Named after the first Chairman of the South Bank Theatre Board, which is responsible for the ...
David Storey

David Storey  

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(1933– ),novelist and playwright, the son of a Yorkshire miner; he was educated at the Slade School of Fine Art. He worked as professional footballer, teacher, farm worker, and erector of show tents, ...
Douglas Campbell

Douglas Campbell  

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(1922– )Canadian actor and director, born in Glasgow. He first performed with the Old Vic company during its 1941–2 tour of Medea with Sybil Thorndike. A charter-member of the Stratford ...
English Literature

English Literature  

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British sea literature includes every work of imaginative, dramatic, aesthetic, or symbolic quality within the wider range of British writing relating to the sea, whether imagination re-creates fact ...
Graham Greene

Graham Greene  

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(1904–1991)British novelist. He was made a CH in 1966, a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1969, and was appointed to the OM in 1986.Greene was educated at Berkhamsted School, where his father was ...
Harcourt Williams

Harcourt Williams  

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(1880–1957)English actor and director. Williams joined Benson's company in 1898, in 1903 toured with Ellen Terry, and in 1906–7 toured America with H. B. Irving (Henry Irving's son). Returning ...
Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter  

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(1930–2008)British playwright, director, and actor. He was awarded the CBE in 1966.Pinter was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and in 1949 became an actor, working mainly in the provinces. In ...
Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding  

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 (1707–54) English author and a successful playwright(1728–37), until his satirizing of the Walpole ministry prompted the passing of the Licensing Act in 1737. Attribution questions remain over his ...
Henry IV

Henry IV  

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A: William Shakespeare Pf: (1) c.1596–7, London; (2) c.1597–8, London Pb: (1) 1598; (2) 1600 G: Hist. dramas, each in 5 acts; blank verse and prose S: England and Wales, 1401–13 C: (1) 19m, 3f, ...
Henry IV Part 2

Henry IV Part 2  

Adarker more worldly play than its exuberant predecessor, 2 Henry IV was probably begun soon after 1 Henry IV, in 1597, but it may have been laid aside while Shakespeare ...
International Theatre Companies Visiting America

International Theatre Companies Visiting America  

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Before the Hallams and the first American theatrical troupe, all theatre in the colonies consisted of visiting companies from abroad. But beginning in the late 19th century renowned theatres from ...
J. B. Priestley

J. B. Priestley  

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(1894–1984)British novelist, critic, playwright, and broadcaster. He was appointed to the OM in 1977.Priestley was born and educated in Bradford, where his father was a schoolmaster. Throughout World ...
Joe Orton

Joe Orton  

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(1933–67),playwright and novelist, born in Leicester, left school at 16 to train as an actor. His comedies, which include Entertaining Mr Sloane (1964), Loot (1965), and the posthumously performed ...
John Gielgud

John Gielgud  

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(1904–2000), actor and director.A grandnephew of Ellen Terry, the slightly arch, musical‐voiced actor first appeared in New York in 1928 as the Grand Duke Alexander in The Patriot. However ...
King John

King John  

A: William Shakespeare Pf: c.1596–7, London Pb: 1623 G: Hist. drama in 5 acts; blank verse S: England and France, c.1200–16. C: 18m, 4f, extrasKing John's claim to the throne is challenged by his ...
Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier  

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(1907–89), actor, director, and manager.The most acclaimed English thespian of his generation, he made early New York appearances in Murder on the Second Floor (1929), Private Lives (1931), The ...

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