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Edmond Rostand

(1868—1918) French dramatist and poet

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Antony Sher

Antony Sher  

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(1949– ),South African-born actor, who trained in London and then worked at the Everyman, Liverpool, Nottingham Playhouse, and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; in the West End; and at the ...
Barbican

Barbican  

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The complex of high-rise buildings around the Barbican Centre in the City of London. A barbican is the outer defence of a city or castle, especially a double tower above a gate or drawbridge; it is ...
Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry  

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1907–2005)British dramatist.Born in Bristol, Fry was educated at Bedford Modern School and in 1927 gained his first professional theatrical experience as an actor in Bath. After a spell as a ...
Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer  

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(b. 1929), actor.The Canadian‐born performer has appeared in numerous Shakespearean roles with festivals in Canada and abroad and won praise for his Iago in a 1981 Broadway revival of ...
Civic Repertory Theatre

Civic Repertory Theatre  

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Founded in New York in 1926 by Eva Le Gallienne with an all-women staff, it aimed to provide a modern repertory at low prices in the mould of publicly subsidized ...
Constant-Benoît Coquelin

Constant-Benoît Coquelin  

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(1841–1909),French actor, known as Coquelin aîné to distinguish him from his brother Ernest-Alexandre-Honoré (1848–1909), also an actor, known as Coquelin cadet. They were both at the ...
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac  

A: Edmond Rostand Pf: 1897, Paris Pb: 1898 Tr: 1898 G: Romantic com. in 5 acts; French verse S: Paris and Arras, 1640 C: 42 m, 15 f, extrasCyrano de Bergerac excels in both swordsmanship and wit, but ...
Don Juan

Don Juan  

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According to a Spanish story apparently first dramatized by Gabriel Téllez (who wrote under the name ‘Tirso da Molina’) in El burlador de Sevilla, and subsequently by Molière in Le Festin de pierre ...
Emma Gramatica

Emma Gramatica  

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(1872–1965) and(1867–1962)Italian actresses. Emma played Sirenetta in D'Annunzio's Gioconda (1899), acted in top touring companies with Duse, Ruggeri, and her sister Irma, and formed her own troupes. ...
Eva Le Gallienne

Eva Le Gallienne  

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(1899–1991)American actress, director, producer, and translator. Born in London and trained at Tree's acting academy, Le Gallienne went to the United States in 1915. She achieved fame in the ...
Francisque Sarcey

Francisque Sarcey  

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(1827–99)French journalist. Beginning as a teacher dismissed for liberal beliefs, Sarcey became the leading theatre critic of the second half of the nineteenth century, succeeding Sainte-Beuve in his ...
Gerald Lawrence

Gerald Lawrence  

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(1873–1957),English actor, who served his apprenticeship with Benson and later joined Henry Irving at the Lyceum. He was playing Henry II the night Irving made his last appearance as ...
Jérôme Savary

Jérôme Savary  

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(b. Buenos Aires, 27 June 1942)Actor, director and playwright. Famous as the leader of the Grand Magic Circus, much of Savary's work derives from the Living Theater, Jean Vilar ...
José Ferrer

José Ferrer  

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(b. Santurce, Puerto Rico, 8 Jan. 1912; d. New York, 26 Jan. 1992)Actor, producer and director. Ferrer made his debut in 1934, taking his first substantial role as Dan ...
Josef Kainz

Josef Kainz  

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(1858–1910),German actor, famed for the richness of his voice and the purity of his diction. He trained with the Meininger company and made his first appearance on the stage ...
Knickerbocker Theatre

Knickerbocker Theatre  

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New York, on Broadway, at the north-east corner of 38th Street. As Abbey's Theatre, named after its first manager, it opened in 1893 with Irving and Ellen Terry in Tennyson's ...
La Grange

La Grange  

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(1635–92)French actor. The most important of Molière's colleagues, he joined the troupe shortly after it arrived in Paris, held it together after Molière's death, published his last plays, and ...
Len Cariou

Len Cariou  

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(b. 1939), actor.The Canadian‐born leading man had appeared in a wide variety of roles with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario), Chichester Festival (England), Guthrie Theatre, and the ...
male impersonation

male impersonation  

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Since in the early theatre parts were mainly played by men and boys, the question of male impersonation did not arise until actresses had become firmly established. In England this ...
Margaret Anglin

Margaret Anglin  

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(b. Ottawa, 3 April 1876; d. Toronto, 7 Jan. 1958)Actress and producer. After years of apprenticeship she won fame as Roxane to Richard Mansfield's Cyrano in 1898, then consolidated ...

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