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John Lennon

Subject: Music

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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
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 ...

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter (6 Dec. 1942)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
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...

Heidi Chronicles, The

Heidi Chronicles, The (1988)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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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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