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Wendy Wasserstein

(1950—2006)

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André Bishop

André Bishop  

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(1949– )American manager and arts administrator. After a brief and undistinguished career as an actor, Bishop became literary manager at Playwrights Horizons, an active Off-Broadway company. He ...
Beth Henley

Beth Henley  

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(1952?–),Mississippi-born playwright, attended Southern Methodist University, had her first full-length play, Crimes of the Heart, performed (1979) in Louisville, where it won a major local prize, ...
Edith Oliver

Edith Oliver  

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(1913–98), critic.After graduating from Smith College, Oliver became an actress who worked in regional theatre and on radio before turning to writing and producing quiz shows. She was hired ...
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center  

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Founded in 1964 in Waterford, Connecticut, the Center is known primarily for the National Playwrights Conference, a highly selective workshop that develops new plays and was directed by Lloyd ...
Feminist Theatre

Feminist Theatre  

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Because there have been women actors, managers, and playwrights since the colonial days, the goal of feminist theatre has not been about women in the theatre as much as the ...
Glenn Close

Glenn Close  

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(b. 1947), actress.She was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the daughter of a surgeon who took her with him on his missionary work to Africa. After graduating from the College ...
Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook  

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(b. Cleveland, 17 Feb. 1925)Actor and writer. From 1942, Holbrook played summer stock and toured a two-hander with his wife, including a sketch based on Mark Twain which he ...
Heidi Chronicles

Heidi Chronicles  

A: Wendy Wasserstein Pf: 1988, Seattle (workshop production); 1988, New York Pb: 1990 G: Com. in 2 acts S: New York, 1977–89; Chicago, 1965, 1974; Manchester, New Hampshire, 1968; Ann Arbor, ...
Jewish-American Writing

Jewish-American Writing  

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This entry consists of five essays. The first provides an overview of the history of Jewish-American Writing and the others discuss Jewish-American writing by genre: ...
Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman  

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(1946– )English actress, best known for her work in comedies and musicals. She was a member of the National Theatre at the Old Vic (1971–3) and played Celia with the ...
Megan Terry

Megan Terry  

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(b. Seattle, Wash., 22 July 1932)Playwright. Founding member of the New York Open Theater and playwright-in-residence, 1963–8. Since 1974 she has been literary manager of the Omaha Magic Theatre ...
playwright

playwright  

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A writer of plays, also referred to as a dramatist. The word playwright conjoins the nouns ‘wright’, meaning craftsman or builder, with ‘play’, meaning a text written for performance. Theatricalized ...
Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons  

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An award-winning Off-broadway producing organization in New York, founded in 1971 by Robert Moss to support, develop and produce the work of contemporary American playwrights, composers and ...
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre  

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American regional theatre. Founded in 1963 by Stuart Vaughn and a local committee of prominent Seattle citizens, SRT survived financial instability in its early years to become the leading ...
Sisters Rosensweig

Sisters Rosensweig  

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(1992),a comedy by Wendy Wasserstein. [Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 556 perf.] The three Rosensweig sisters were born and bred in a very ethnic Brooklyn neighborhood, but each has come ...
Social Comedy

Social Comedy  

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In A Very Serious Thing: Women's Humor and American Culture, Nancy Walker discusses some of the reasons why women have traditionally been excluded from the study of American comic literature. ...
Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy (1950–2006)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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Literature
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175 words

(1950–2006),

born in Brooklyn, after graduate work at Yale early got into writing and publication for the stage

Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy (1950–2006)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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162 words

She was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of a textile manufacturer, and educated at Mount Holyoke College, CCNY, and Yale.

Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy (1950–2006)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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Literature
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353 words

(1950–2006), dramatist and screenwriter.

Born in New York, Wendy Wasserstein was educated at Mount Holyoke College, and many

Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy (18 Oct. 1950)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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(b. Brooklyn, New York, 18 Oct. 1950)

Playwright. In Uncommon Women and Others (1977), in

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