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Abe Burrows

Abe Burrows  

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(b. New York, 18 Dec. 1910; d. New York, 17 May 1985)Playwright and director. Burrows wrote for radio and early television before turning to the stage as co-librettist with ...
Adi Marazban

Adi Marazban  

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(1914–87)Indian playwright, director, editor, and radio and television broadcaster. Trained at the Pasadena Playhouse in the early 1950s, Marazban began writing plays in Parsi-Gujarati on his return ...
Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie  

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(1890–1976),novelist: b. and brought up in Torquay; disappears to Harrogate; d. Wallingford; buried in Cholsey. The Mousetrap 1952, The 4.50 from Paddington 1957, At Bertram's Hotel 1965.
Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson  

(1890–1944).Born in Salford, Ontario, Aimee Kennedy Semple Hutton McPherson—one of the most famous women of the 1920s and 1930s—has been the subject of (mostly scurrilous) plays, books, songs, and ...
air power

air power  

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Airborne military forces.
Albert Likeke Mongita

Albert Likeke Mongita  

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(c.1916–1985)Actor, dramatist, and painter from ex-Belgian Congo, a caricaturist of colonial society. Apart from short pieces and sketches for Belgian-Congolese radio, he also acted in colonial ...
Alexander Woollcott

Alexander Woollcott  

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(1887–1943)American drama critic, among the best-known cultural personalities during the 1920s in New York. In his drama criticism from 1914 to 1928 (for the Times, the Herald, the Sun ...
Alma De Groen

Alma De Groen  

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(1941– )Australian feminist playwright. De Groen's first performed work, The Joss Adams Show (1970), enjoyed an international reception. Her plays often represent marginalized women who respond to ...
alternative media

alternative media  

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1. (community, alternative, underground media, press) Non-mainstream media forms such as graffiti, street theatre, fanzines, pamphlets, and community newsletters—especially when used by minority ...
Alun Owen

Alun Owen  

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(1925–94),Welsh‐Liverpudlian playwright, actor, and television scriptwriter, born in Menai Bridge, North Wales, and educated at Oulton High School, Liverpool. During the war he worked as a Bevin Boy ...
amplitude modulation

amplitude modulation  

The process whereby a digital signal is sent over a transmission line by changing the amplitude of a sine wave known as a carrier.
Arnolt Bronnen

Arnolt Bronnen  

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(b. Vienna, 19 Aug. 1895; d. Berlin, 12 Oct. 1959)Playwright who wrote a number of expressionist plays with a strong left-wing tendency: Geburt der Jugend (‘Birth of youth’, 1925) ...
Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey  

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(b. Liverpool, 6 June 1900; d. London, 16 Nov. 1982)Comedian. What he lacked in height he made up for in his billing as ‘Big Hearted Arthur’. Fame came with ...
artillery fire control

artillery fire control  

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During the period when smooth-bore artillery ruled the battlefield, fire control was very simple. A commander of all the artillery of the force was appointed. Sometimes he was the commander ...
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australian Broadcasting Corporation  

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Formerly Australian Broadcasting Commission, the national broadcasting service, known also as the ‘ABC’ and more colloquially as ‘Aunty’, was established in 1932, nine years after commercial radio ...
barrage

barrage  

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Bǝˈräʒn. a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area.
Belasco Theatre

Belasco Theatre  

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Broadway theatre on West 44th Street in New York. This approximately 1,000-seat, neo-Georgian-style house, which cost $750,000, opened in 1907 as the Stuyvesant Theatre with A Grand Old Man. It ...
Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman  

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1909–1986)US jazz clarinettist and bandleader, known as the ‘King of Swing’.Born and raised in Chicago, he joined the musician's union there at the age of thirteen. After many years of freelance ...
Bill Naughton

Bill Naughton  

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(1910–1992) British dramatist, novelist, and short-story writerSpring and Port Wine (1964) DramaAlfie [from play of the same name, performed 1963] (1966) FictionSpring and Port Wine (1964) DramaAlfie ...
Billie Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw  

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(b. Coventry, 6 June 1932)Actress. The leading English-speaking interpreter of Samuel Beckett's dramas, she performed, at the Royal Court or the National Theatre, in Play (1964), Not I (1973) ...

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