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Ellen Terry

(1847—1928) actress

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Actresses' Franchise League

Actresses' Franchise League  

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A British all-woman suffrage society founded in 1908 that presented plays to further the cause of all women. The AFL provided entertainment for political meetings and had a play department ...
Alfred Lunt

Alfred Lunt  

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(1892–1977) and(1887–1983)American actors.The Lunts first appeared together in 1919, married in 1922, and made an indelible impression in the Theatre Guild production of Molnár's The Guardsman in ...
All Is True

All Is True  

During a performance of this play on 29 June 1613 the cannon fired to salute the King's entry in 1.4 set alight the Globe theatre's thatch, and the whole building ...
Bateman family

Bateman family  

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Hezekiah Bateman (1812–75), an American theatrical entrepreneur known in England as Colonel Bateman, took London's Lyceum Theatre in 1871; it was under his management that Henry Irving first played ...
Bath

Bath  

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The first theatre in Bath was built in 1705. On the passing of the Licensing Act in 1737 it was demolished, and the company moved to a room under Lady ...
birth

birth  

Syn: parturition. Delivery of an infant capable of independent existence, an event that occurs naturally when the cervix is fully dilated, at which stage the uterine, abdominal, and pelvic muscles ...
Bristol

Bristol  

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A city at the junction of the rivers Avon and Frome. It is not recorded before c.1020, but by 1066 was a flourishing port. The Normans built there one of the key strategic castles of England. By 1216 ...
Caffe Cino

Caffe Cino  

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New York coffee house that became one of the first performance spaces of the Off-Off-Broadway movement. Joseph Cino opened the café in 1958, and simultaneously opened his doors to a ...
Charles Kean

Charles Kean  

(1811–68)Son of Edmund, educated at Eton; married Ellen Tree. In 1850 he began to manage the Princess's Theatre, where for nine years he presented and acted in spectacular productions of ...
Charles Reade

Charles Reade  

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(1814–84)Playwright and novelist, born at Ipsden, in Oxfordshire, the son of a respectable country squire. In 1831 he won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, beginning a long association ...
Coliseum

Coliseum  

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London Playhouse built by Oswald Stoll to designs by Frank Matcham and opened in 1904, seating nearly 3,000. Stoll's seasons mixed high with popular culture: the Marx Brothers appeared there ...
Coriolanus

Coriolanus  

A play by Shakespeare first printed in the Folio of 1623. In order of composition, however, it was probably Shakespeare's last tragedy, written about 1608. Its source is North's version of Plutarch's ...
Cymbeline

Cymbeline  

A play by Shakespeare, first published in the Folio of 1623. It may have been written in 1609/10, probably first performed 1611. Its sources are Holinshed, A Mirror for Magistrates, and perhaps ...
drama schools

drama schools  

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In Britain‘Actors are born, not made’ is an oft-quoted maxim; but there is no doubt that any actor or actress, whatever natural gifts he or she may possess, can ...
Edith Craig

Edith Craig  

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(1869–1947)English actress, designer, director, and political activist, daughter of Ellen Terry. Craig directed pageants for the Actresses' Franchise League and devised A Pageant of Great Women, a ...
Edith Evans

Edith Evans  

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(1888–1976)English actress; made DBE in 1946. After beginning her career with William Poel and then touring with Ellen Terry, she established herself in the 1920s as a distinguished London ...
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton  

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(1803–73)English playwright, politician, and novelist. In Parliament Bulwer chaired the 1832 Select Committee which was responsible for a bill to allow any licenced theatre to play any kind of ...
Empire Theatre

Empire Theatre  

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New York playhouse designed by J. B. McElfatrick for Charles Frohman, completed in 1893 at Broadway and 40th Street, heralding the theatre district's move uptown. Featuring electric lighting and a ...
families in the theatre

families in the theatre  

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A frequently essential element of the organizational structure of the theatre has been the family. At the lowest and most durable economic level of theatrical activity, the strolling troupe, the ...
Felix Aylmer

Felix Aylmer  

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(b. Corsham, Wilts, 21 Feb. 1889; d. Sussex, 2 Sept. 1979)Actor. His long and distinguished career on the West End stage (starting with Seymour Hicks in 1911) and in ...

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