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Cataract of the Ganges

Cataract of the Ganges  

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(1824).An equestrian melodrama by W. T. Moncrieff, it was presented at the Park Theatre in 1824, a year after its Drury Lane premiere. The highlight of the complicated plot ...
Charles Wyndham

Charles Wyndham  

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(1837–1919), comic actor.The great English comedian served as a doctor for the Confederate Army during the Civil War, then later won applause with Lester Wallack's ensemble in such roles ...
Deathtrap

Deathtrap  

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(1978),a thriller by Ira Levin. [Music Box Theatre, 1,809 perf.] Sidney Bruhl (John Wood), a mystery writer suffering a dry spell, tells his wife, Myra (Marian Seldes), that he ...
Mrs George H. Gilbert

Mrs George H. Gilbert  

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(1821–1904)American actress, born in Lancashire. Apprenticing in the corps de ballet at Her Majesty's Theatre and Drury Lane, she married George Henry Gilbert with whom she emigrated to the ...
Music Box

Music Box  

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New York, on West 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Built by Irving Berlin and Sam H. Harris (see SAM H. HARRIS THEATRE) and seating 1,010, this theatre opened ...
Nicholas Hytner

Nicholas Hytner  

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(b Manchester, 1956).Eng. theatre and opera director. Prod. Weill's The Threepenny Opera while at Cambridge. First prof. opera prod. was The Turn of the Screw for Kent Opera, 1979, also directing Le ...
Peter Wood

Peter Wood  

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(b. Colyton, Devon, 8 Oct. 1927)Director. Wood worked at the Oxford Playhouse and Arts Theatre before notably directing The Devils (1961) for the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Master ...
Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes  

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(1899),a play by William Gillette. [Garrick Theatre, 256 perf.] Alice Faulkner (Katherine Florence) holds letters written to her late sister by a member of royalty. She believes that her ...
Wood, John

Wood, John (1930–2011)   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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133 words

The tall, gaunt British performer, who brought a dark shadow of menace to his many comic roles, made only sporadic

Wood, John

Wood, John   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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173 words

(1930–2011)

Lean and elegant English actor. At the *Old Vic from 1954 and the *Royal Shakespeare Company from ...

Wood, John

Wood, John   Reference library

Adrienne Scullion

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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220 words
(1930– ) Lean and elegant English actor, born in Derbyshire, whose career began at Oxford University where he was president of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. At the ... ... More
Wood, John

Wood, John (1930)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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(b. Derbyshire, ?1930/4)

Actor. Educated at Oxford Unversity, he made his first West End

Wood, John

Wood, John   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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320 words

(1930–2011), English actor, who was on the stage for some years after leaving Oxford, where he was President of OUDS, before his excellence was recognized. He was with the ...

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