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Maggie Smith

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Brian Bedford

Brian Bedford  

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(b. Morley, Yorks, 16 Feb. 1935)Actor. Since his first American stage performance in 1959, in Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, Bedford has appeared almost every single year across the ...
George Farquhar

George Farquhar  

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(1678–1707)Irish playwright, the best comic dramatist of the eighteenth century in Britain. His plays achieved unprecedented runs, and two of them continue to be performed today, The Recruiting ...
Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman  

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(1918–2007)Swedish film and theatre director.An early interest in drama, which he actively pursued while studying literature and art at the University of Stockholm, led Bergman into becoming a ...
John Hirsch

John Hirsch  

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(b. Siofok, Hungary, 1 May 1930; d. Toronto, 1 Aug. 1989)Director. The only member of his family to survive the Holocaust, he immigrated to Canada in 1947. With Tom ...
Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott  

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(1931–84)English director. A superb craftsman, Elliott's productions of Ibsen were highly respected. He began his career in London by founding the 59 Theatre at the Lyric Hammersmith, directing ...
National Theatre

National Theatre  

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London (officially renamed the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain on its Silver Jubilee in 1988). The establishment of a permanent state-subsidized theatre in London, on the lines of the ...
Peter Shaffer

Peter Shaffer  

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(1926– ),playwright. His first play, Five Finger Exercise (1958), was followed by many other successes, including The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1964, pub. 1965), an epic about the conquest of Peru; ...
Robert Stephens

Robert Stephens  

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(1931–95)English actor. At the Royal Court his dashing good looks saw him veer between heroic leads and languid ne'er-do-wells in Miller's The Crucible (1956), and Osborne's The Entertainer (1957) ...
Robin Phillips

Robin Phillips  

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(b. Haslemere, Surrey, 28 Feb. 1942)Director. He became associate director of the Bristol Old Vic in 1960, having acted for them and trained at the school. After work at ...
Stratford Festival

Stratford Festival  

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One of the world's major theatre organizations, it began in 1953 in the small Ontario town of Stratford. Founder Tom Patterson and his colleagues raised enough money to mount artistic ...
Virginia Theatre

Virginia Theatre  

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(New York). This playhouse on West 52nd Street has not only gone through several name changes, but the space itself has been reconfigured on three occasions. The illustrious Theatre Guild ...
William Congreve

William Congreve  

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(1670–1729),educated at Kilkenny school and Trinity College, Dublin, at both of which he was a fellow student of Swift. He entered the Middle Temple, but soon gave up law for literature, published a ...

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