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Actor's Workshop

Actor's Workshop  

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A regional theatre company founded in 1952 by Herbert Blau and Jules Irving, both professors at San Francisco State College. It focused on the furthering of the individual performer's abilities ...
Al Capone

Al Capone  

(1899–1947)US gangster who built up a notoriously successful criminal empire in Chicago during the 1920s.Capone was born in Naples but grew up in Brooklyn, New York. A member of the infamous Five ...
American Conservatory Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre  

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(ACT)Founded in 1965 in Pittsburgh by director William Ball, it moved the following year to Stanford University before finding a permanent home at San Francisco's Geary Theater in 1967 ...
Asian Americans

Asian Americans  

[This entry contains seven subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Chinese; Japanese, Koreans; South Asians; Southeast Asians.]The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from ...
Asian-American theatre

Asian-American theatre  

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In the late eighteenth century representations of Asia could be found on the American stage, usually offered or performed by non-Asians using racialized make-up, settings, and costumes to denote the ...
Bakewell & Brown

Bakewell & Brown  

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Architectural partnership formed in 1905 by John Bakewell Jr. (b Topeka, KS, 28 Aug 1872; d San Francisco, CA, 19 Feb 1963) and Arthur Brown Jr. (b Oakland, CA, 21 ...
Bernard Maybeck

Bernard Maybeck  

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(1862–1957).American eclectic architect, he made a distinctive contribution to domestic design. Educated in Paris, he was influenced by Viollet-le-Duc's theories, and in 1886 returned to New York to ...
butler Did It, The.

butler Did It, The.  

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The phrase “the butler did it” is a cliché widely used in jest by people who are not fans of detective fiction. In fact, there are surprisingly few detective novels ...
California

California  

It is estimated that approximately 300,000 Native Americans inhabited the area now know as California before Spanish explorers arrived in search of wealth. On September 28, 1542, an expedition led ...
Chicano theatre

Chicano theatre  

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USA, name given to the Chicano (Mexican-American) theatre groups which cater for the Chicano community in a bilingual mixture of Spanish and English, with local colloquialisms added for regional ...
conservation Movement.

conservation Movement.  

Launched in 1908 as a national crusade, the conservation movement involved the wide range of concerns later embraced by the environmental movement. Its intellectual origins date to the western land ...
Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt  

(1794–1877)US businessman and philanthropist. Vanderbilt amassed a fortune from shipping and railroads, and from this made an endowment to found Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee (1873). ...
cyber theatre

cyber theatre  

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Performance created with the aid of new media and computer technologies. The incorporation of advanced media technologies into live performance, and the exploration of performativity in the virtual ...
Dams and Hydraulic Engineering.

Dams and Hydraulic Engineering.  

In colonial America, small streams powered rural grist mills and sawmills. In the early nineteenth century, entrepreneurs built factories powered by the flow of large rivers; the Lowell mills in ...
David Belasco

David Belasco  

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(b. San Francisco, 25 July 1853; d. New York, 14 May 1931)Producer and playwright. Although Belasco started his theatrical career as an actor, he soon was staging and writing ...
David Warfield

David Warfield  

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(1866–1951)American actor. Born David Wohlfeld in San Francisco, in 1888 he had his first speaking role in Taylor's The Ticket-of-Leave Man. Moving to New York in 1890, he did ...
Douglas Schmidt

Douglas Schmidt  

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(b. 1942), scenic designer.He was born in Cincinnati and educated at Boston University before beginning his design career in regional theatre. Schmidt is known for his keen sense of ...
Edward Harrigan

Edward Harrigan  

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(1844–1911) and(1855–91)The most popular American comedy team from 1871 to 1885. Beginning separately as minstrel performers, in 1871, Harrigan and Hart formed an act whose character songs, dancing ...
Electrical Industry

Electrical Industry  

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A continuous current of electricity became available in 1800, when Alessandro Volta (1745–1827) described Volta's pile, which, with another arrangement called the crown of cups, were the first ...
Ernest Coxhead

Ernest Coxhead  

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(b Eastbourne, Sussex, 1863; d Berkeley, CA, 27 March 1933),English architect, active in the USA. Coxhead was trained in the offices of several English architects and attended the Royal ...

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