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Cort Theatre

(New York). One of Broadway's smaller and most engaging theatres, the Cort on West 48th Street was designed by Edward B. Corey to hold a thousand spectators comfortably in an ...

Performing Arts and Theater

Performing Arts and Theater   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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2005
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...and chronicles the work of her contemporaries. Her publications include the anthology Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre and Performance (coedited with Teresa Marrero ), Conducting a Life: Reflections on the Theatre of María Irene Fornés , and Theatre in Crisis: Performance Manifestos for a New Century (the latter two co-edited with Maria Delgado ). Cuban-born playwright Jorge Ignacio Cort iñas , now a resident of New York, is the author of Sleepwalkers and Tight Embrace , and is a vocal proponent of political involvement...

Dee, Ruby

Dee, Ruby (b. 27 October 1924)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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...his surname because Ruby preferred the name Dee. They divorced in 1945 . Ruby began acting in the 1940s through an apprenticeship with the American Negro Theatre—which included Hilda Simms , Harry Belafonte , Sidney Poitier , and her future husband, Ossie Davis . Dee's first stage performance was in On Strivers Row in 1940 . Dee acted in a series of plays and made her Broadway debut at the Cort Theater in a play called South Pacific in 1943 . In 1944 , Dee graduated from Hunter College with a dual degree in French and Spanish. She worked briefly as a...

Tafolla, Carmen

Tafolla, Carmen (b. 1951)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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2005
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...more complex and literary engagement, as reflected in her formal experimentation with the sonnet. While many of Tafolla's poems are reprinted in her various collections, the overall arc of her development is made most clear through a comparison of early poems like the cycle “los corts (5 voices),” which first appeared in Curandera ( 1983 ) and later in La Isabela de Guadalupe y Otras Chucas (in Daydí - Tolson , Five Poets of Aztlán , 1985 ), with selections from Sonnets and Salsa ( 2001 ), which collects work from Sonnets to Human Beings (as well as...

Britain 1750-1900

Britain 1750-1900: 1750 - c. 1900  

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...Pitt the Younger, is appointed Britain's prime minister by George III Pitt, William (1759–1806) A Dictionary of World History 2 18th century Politics Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1784 1784 English ironmaster Henry Cort patents a process for puddling iron which produces a pure and malleable metal Cort, Henry (1740–1800) The Oxford Companion to British History 1 rev 18th century Technology Inventions and discoveries Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1784 1784 The first mail coach leaves Bristol for London, introducing...

Great Britain - from 1707

Great Britain - from 1707: 1707 - 2011  

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...William Pitt the Younger, is appointed Britain's prime minister by George III Pitt, William (1759–1806) A Dictionary of World History 2 18th century Britain 1750-1900 Politics British Isles Europe Britain 1784 1784 English ironmaster Henry Cort patents a process for puddling iron which produces a pure and malleable metal Cort, Henry (1740–1800) The Oxford Companion to British History 1 rev 18th century Britain 1750-1900 Technology Inventions and discoveries British Isles Europe Britain 1784 1784 The first mail coach leaves Bristol for London, introducing a new...

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