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John Lennon

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B. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York City, New York, USA. John Winston Ono Lennon has been exhumed in print more ...

Kennedy [Hawkins], Adrienne

Kennedy [Hawkins], Adrienne (13 Sept. 1931)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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106 words

...become mesmerizing public rituals. This black artist's focus on the mystery of identity is also seen in her equally original and surprisingly sunny autobiography, People Who Led to My Plays ( 1987 ). Other plays include A Rat's Mass ( 1966 ), The Lennon Play: In His Own Write (with John Lennon and Victor Spinetti , 1967 ), A Lancashire Lad ( 1980 ) and Ohio State Murders ( 1992 ). M. Elizabeth Osborn P. K. Bryant-Jackson and L. M. Overbeck , Intersecting Boundaries: The Theatre of Adrienne Kennedy ...

Torvill and Dean

Torvill and Dean   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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154 words

...make a work for English National Ballet. As professional skaters they mounted large-scale ice dancing shows and appeared in several television specials. They performed routines based on the musicals Mack and Mabel and Barnum , as well as tributes to ‘Fred and Ginger’ and John Lennon...

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter (6 Dec. 1942)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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345 words

...to the ironic stream of abuse. A number of similarly styled pieces followed, e.g. Selbstbezichtigung ( Self-Accusation , 1966 ), and in 1968 Kaspar seemed to herald a new direction for the German theatre. With acknowledged influences as disparate as Wittgenstein , John Lennon and Beckett , it challenges the way language organizes the world and restricts human freedom. Later plays, e.g. Quodlibet (translated with the same title, 1970 ) and Der Ritt Über den Bodensee ( The Ride Across Lake Constance , 1971 ), develop similar themes, albeit...

Bruce, Christopher

Bruce, Christopher (3 Oct. 1945)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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506 words

..., 1984 ), Sergeant Early's Dream (mus. folk-songs, 1984 ), Remembered Dances (mus. Janáček , 1985 ), Silence is the End of Our Song (Chilean poems, Royal Danish Ballet, 1985 ), Land (mus. Nordheim , London Festival Ballet, 1985 ), The Dream is Over (mus. John Lennon , the Cullberg Ballet, 1986 ), Waiting (mus. Errolyn Wallen , London Contemporary Dance Theatre, 1993 ), Moonshine (mus. Bob Dylan , Nederlands Dans Theater, 1993 ), Crossing (mus. Henryk Górecki , 1994 ), Meeting Point (mus. Michael Nyman , 1995 ), ...

Torvill and Dean

Torvill and Dean   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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919 words

...by the skaters' blades. Other significant choreography includes “Encounter” ( 1984 ), a highly detailed dance based on the simple motif of a bent knee; “Tribute to Fred and Ginger” ( 1987 ), a modernist's analytical interpretation of the Astaire-Rogers style; “Tribute to John Lennon” ( 1990 ), an exploration of action and reaction with overt physical aggression influenced by Édouard Lock ; “Hat Trick” ( 1990 ), an intricate, amusing competition for a shiny red hat; “Iceworks” ( 1991 ), a choreography for video, incorporating skate sounds into the original...

Bruce, Christopher

Bruce, Christopher (3 October 1945)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
940 words

...new intricacy of footwork and a greater rhythmic variety and connection with musical structure. Some recent dances have drawn upon popular music and its themes and have incorporated social dance steps, such as The Dream Is Over ( 1986 , for the Cullberg Ballet) to music by John Lennon ; Rooster ( 1991 , for the Geneva Ballet, revived for the London Contemporary Dance Theatre in 1992 ) to music by the Rolling Stones; Moonshine ( 1993 , for Netherlands Dance Theater 3) to music by Bob Dylan ; and Swansong , which includes protracted tap dance routines...

Torvill and Dean

Torvill and Dean  

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Jayne Torvill (b Nottingham, 7 Oct. 1957) and Christopher Dean (b Nottingham, 27 Jul. 1958), British ice dancers and Olympic gold medallists. As a partnership they revolutionized ice dancing, ...
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pornography  

Explicit depiction, in pictures, writing, or other material, of sexual subjects or activity in a manner intended to arouse. It does not include material intended for other educational, artistic or ...
Christopher Bruce

Christopher Bruce  

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(b Leicester, 3 Oct. 1945)British dancer, choreographer, and company director, whose career has been most closely associated with Rambert Dance Company. He studied in Scarborough and at the Rambert ...
Beatles, The

Beatles, The   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
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139 words

...The . Film performers, musicians, and songwriters. The most influential rock group of the twentieth century, the British foursome and their songs made some significant film appearances. The quartet consisted of John Lennon ( 1940–1980 ), Ringo Starr ( 1940–  ), Paul McCartney ( 1942–  ), and George Harrison ( 1943–2001 ); although Lennon and McCartney were the primary songwriters, all four contributed to the scores of their live-action films, A Hard Day's Night ( 1964 ) and Help! ( 1965 ), and the animated Yellow Submarine ( 1968 ). The Beatles...

Performing arts

Performing arts: c. 2800 BCE - 2009  

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2012

...Mark Morris founds his own company, the Mark Morris Dance Group, based in New York Morris, Mark (29 Aug. 1956) The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 1980s 20th century Dance North America United States 1980 1980 Beatle John Lennon is murdered by a psychopath on the steps of his and Yoko Ono's apartment block in New York Lennon, John (1940–1980) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1980s 20th century Music North America United States 1981 1981 Henry and Jane Fonda, father and daughter, star with Katherine Hepburn in On Golden Pond Fonda, Henry...

Mann, Terence

Mann, Terence (1951– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
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225 words

...Beast ( 1994 ), a delightful Scrooge in A Christmas Carol ( 1995 ) at Madison Square Garden Theatre, the villain Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel ( 1997 ), a replacement for Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show ( 2001 ), and one of the eight actors portraying John Lennon in Lennon ( 2005 ). He has appeared in many television programs, including soap operas and drama series, and a handful of films, although his musical talents were only used in the movie of A Chorus Line ( 1985 ) and the TV musical Mrs. Santa Claus ( 1997 ). He is married to...

Oh, Calcutta

Oh, Calcutta   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
215 words

...! (Belasco Theatre 1971 ). A notorious revue that explored humankind's sexual hang-ups through the ages, the musical did so with the cast nude for long sections of the show. British critic Kenneth Tynan put together the adult program of sketches by Jules Feiffer , John Lennon , Jacques Levy , Leonard Melfi , Sam Shepard , and others, and the group The Open Window wrote the songs, which included “Coming Together, Going Together,” “Much Too Soon,” “I Want It,” and “I Don't Have a Song to Sing.” The revue premiered Off Broadway in 1969 where it...

Heidi Chronicles, The

Heidi Chronicles, The (1988)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...that he is gay. 1977 : Scoop, a lawyer about to start a magazine, marries Lisa, an ugly, boring, but devoted girl, and admits that he could not marry Heidi, because she wants ‘Self-fulfillment. Self-determination. Self-exaggeration’. 1980 : Reagan has been elected president, John Lennon has been shot, and the women gather for a baby-shower for Lisa, whose husband Scoop is having an affair. 1982 : Heidi, Peter, and Scoop are interviewed on television, and Heidi is hardly allowed to speak. 1984 : Heidi and her old schoolfriend Susan compare notes about being a...

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