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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner  

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(1918–86),born in New York City, after graduation from Harvard (1940) met Frederick Loewe (1904–88), an Austrian-born composer, for whose music he wrote lyrics in their successful collaboration on ...
Albery family

Albery family  

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Theatrical dynasty founded by James Albery (1838–89), a successful playwright and adapter of plays from the French. (His record-breaking Pink Dominos, 1877, was being revived well into the twentieth ...
Alec Clunes

Alec Clunes  

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(1912–70)British actor, director, and manager. Best known for running the Arts Theatre in London from 1942 to 1952 and for performing alongside stars such as Olivier, Gielgud, and Scofield ...
Alisa Koonen

Alisa Koonen  

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(b. Moscow, 17 Oct. 1889; d. Moscow, 20 Aug. 1974)Actress, who, with her husband Alexander Tairov, founded the Kamerny (Chamber) Theatre (1914), where she remained the company's leading actress. ...
amateur theatre

amateur theatre  

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In Britain amateur theatre reached its height in the 19th century, when many of the best-known amateur societies were founded, among them the Old Stagers, who have given performances closely ...
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 ...
American Repertory Theatre

American Repertory Theatre  

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Troupe founded by Eva le Gallienne and Margaret Webster in New York, operating in 1946 and 1947. Its goal of producing classical repertory proved impossible in the face of insufficient ...
American Shakespeare Theatre

American Shakespeare Theatre  

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Founded in 1951 in Stratford, Connecticut by Lawrence Langner as the American Shakespeare Festival Theater and Academy, it built its own theatre, loosely based externally on drawings of London's ...
ancient Greek theatre

ancient Greek theatre  

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1. Origins of theatre in Greece; 2. Late Archaic and Classical Greek theatre (508–317 bc); 3. Hellenistic theatre (317–86 bc); 4. Greek theatre under the Roman Empire (86 bc–ad 692); 5. Greek ...
Annie Horniman

Annie Horniman  

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(1860–1937),a pioneer supporter of the modern English drama, founder of the Manchester Repertory Theatre. By her generous assistance the Irish National Theatre Society was provided with a permanent ...
Annie Russell

Annie Russell  

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(1864–1936),English-born American actress, particularly effective in ingénue roles. She was on the stage as a child, and in 1881 appeared with immense success in New York in the title-role ...
Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov  

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(1860–1904), playwright.The great Russian writer of stories and plays did not achieve American recognition until nearly twenty years after his death. The earliest performances of his works in the ...
Arnold Szyfman

Arnold Szyfman  

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(1882–1967)Polish manager and director. Szyfman supervised the construction of Teatr Polski in Warsaw (1913), one of the most beautiful playhouses in Europe. Equipped with a revolving stage and ...
Arthur Bingham Walkley

Arthur Bingham Walkley  

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(1855–1926),English dramatic critic, whom Shaw satirized as Mr Trotter in Fanny's First Play (1911). He wrote for a number of papers before becoming dramatic critic of The Times in ...
Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre  

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Always hovering artistically on the fringes of the West End of London, the 347-seat Arts Theatre opened in 1927 as a club for unlicensed and experimental drama. In its first ...
Athene Seyler

Athene Seyler  

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(b. London, 31 May 1889; d. London, 12 Sept. 1990)Actress. Seyler made her name in a number of Restoration roles at the Lyric Hammersmith, including Melanthea in Marriage à ...
Aurélien-Marie Lugné-Poe

Aurélien-Marie Lugné-Poe  

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(1869–1940)French actor and director. His early acting carer was inauspicious, in Antoine's Théâtre Libre and Fort's Théâtre d'*Art; but at the latter he encountered the work of Maeterlinck, with ...
Barbara Jefford

Barbara Jefford  

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(b. Plymstock, Devon, 26 July 1930)Actress. Her roles for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon (1950–4) included Desdemona, Isabella and Rosalind. She confirmed her stature as a ...
Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson  

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(1879–1961)English director and manager. Trained as an architect, Jackson was heir to a fortune derived from one of the leading grocery firms in the Midlands. In 1907 he founded ...
Barry Sullivan

Barry Sullivan  

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(1821–91)Irish actor. Sullivan played in Ireland, Scotland, and the English provinces before appearing in London in 1852 at the Haymarket as Hamlet. He was a tragedian of the old ...

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