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Richard Theodore Ely

Subject: Philosophy

(1854–1943)

Richard T. Ely was born on 13 April 1854 in Ripley, New York, and died on 4 October 1943 in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He grew up in Fredonia in ...

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,682 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...in the British public’s imagination. In theatrical circles the play even acquired the derisive nickname ‘The Walking Gentlemen’ (‘walking gentleman’ is stock-company slang for a wholly undistinguished minor male role). The play was more popular with French and German audiences (Theodore Fontane, seeing Phelps’s revival, had clamoured for a Berlin production as early as 1857 ), enjoying a major production at the Odéon in 1902 , and proving immensely popular in Weimar Germany in Hans Rothe ’s free translation ( 1933 ): it has held the stage in Europe since the...

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors  

A comedy by Shakespeare, first printed in the First Folio of 1623, acted 1594.Syracuse and Ephesus being at enmity, any Syracusan found in Ephesus is put to death unless he can pay a ransom of 1,000 ...
twentieth- and twenty-first-century Shakespearian production

twentieth- and twenty-first-century Shakespearian production   Reference library

Dennis Kennedy, rev. Erin Sullivan

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...and Theodore Komisarjevsky who relied on the institutional theatres of the Old Vic and the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford to insulate their work from the hit-or-flop acerbity of the commercial theatre. The regional repertory theatres, which had spread throughout Britain after the war, were often adventurous. Barry Jackson of the Birmingham Rep brought the first modern-dress Shakespeare to London ( Hamlet in 1925 ), while Terence Gray of the Cambridge Festival Theatre copied continental avant-garde methods in an expressionist Richard III ...

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