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Actors and Actresses

Latinos and Latinas have been a part of the Hollywood film industry since Cecil B. DeMille brought his Lasky Players to the Golden State in 1913. Los Angeles had a ...

Actors and Actresses

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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...in the 1950s and 1960s because of the civil rights movement, Hollywood movies began to examine racial issues. The subject matter for films featuring African Americans became more substantial, as did the roles offered black actors and actresses. African Americans now played heroes, not just sidekicks. As a result, several African American actors and actresses became national stars. Actors such as Woody Strode and Harry Belafonte and actresses such as Eartha Kitt enjoyed careers that spanned decades. Furthermore, with black actors and actresses in more...

Actors and Actresses

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
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History, Regional and National History
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6,674 words

...stereotypes and common misrepresentations. Oscar Winners and Nominees Latinos and Latinas who have won an Oscar Jose Ferrer Best Actor, Cyrano de Bergerac ( 1949 ) Anthony Quinn Best Supporting Actor, Viva Zapata! ( 1952 ) Best Supporting Actor, Lust for Life ( 1956 ) Rita Moreno Best Supporting Actress, West Side Story ( 1961 ) Mercedes Ruehl Best Supporting Actress, The Fisher King ( 1991 ) Benicio Del Toro Best Supporting Actor, Traffic ( 2000 ) Latinos and Latinas who have been nominated for Oscars Katy Jurado Best Supporting Actress, High Noon ...

Actors and Actresses

Actors and Actresses  

Latinos and Latinas have been a part of the Hollywood film industry since Cecil B. DeMille brought his Lasky Players to the Golden State in 1913. Los Angeles had a ...
Sexism

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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2,728 words
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Oxford University Press

...tendency has been to avoid sex-specific terms if the person's sex is beside the point. And it usually is beside the point when identifying a poet , an author , or a waiter . Not everyone agrees that this is true of actors : although some women insist that they are actors , the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences retains the “Best Actor,” “Best Actress,” “Best Supporting Actor,” and “Best Supporting Actress” categories. Still, the support for actress seems to be eroding. One word that has persisted (especially in workaday journalism) is ...

Theatre

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,088 words
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Oxford University Press

...light, colour, and space, and last but not least the theatre of embodiment—the glittering self-fashioning of actresses such as Elizabeth Farren, Dorothy Jordan, and Mary *Robinson , the muscular femininity of Sarah Siddons, the stare of Edmund *Kean that marked an epoch. This theatre of embodiment would also include those who pressed to see such figures—Coleridge, * Hazlitt , Byron, Lamb, and others—men and women who recognized in these actors the expression of their own theatricality and that of the culture as a whole. Baer, M. , Theatre and Disorder in...

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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4,261 words
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Oxford University Press
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...years later) and extending through Garrick , Kemble , Kean , Macready , Sullivan , Forrest , Booth , and Irving to Barrymore , Gielgud , Olivier , Burton , Pennington , and Branagh , among many others. It would in fact be hard to list any major anglophone actors who have not played Hamlet. The play has been equally important, since the early 19th century, in the theatres of (in particular) France , Germany , Russia , and Scandinavia : furthermore the title role’s sensitive qualities have attracted not only actors but actresses, including ...

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,487 words
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Oxford University Press

...rejected most of Shakespeare’s poetry and much of his plotting entirely: ‘Part of the tale of this play, I took from Shakespeare, and about fifty of his lines.’ The original was restored, however, in 1741 , performed at Drury Lane by the company who revived The Merchant of Venice and As You Like It during the same season: Charles Macklin was Malvolio, Hannah Pritchard played Viola, and Kitty Clive Olivia. Since then, the play’s popularity has never waned, with the role of Malvolio attracting star actors and actor-managers from Richard Yates through...

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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4,098 words
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Oxford University Press
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...ill), and the play was rarely out of the repertory of either theatre thereafter, acted more often than any other Shakespeare play during the remainder of the 18th century. Garrick ceased to play Romeo in 1760 , considering himself too old for the part, and the youth and naivety of the role deterred many subsequent actor-managers from attempting it at all, though the many actresses who made successful debuts as Juliet were rarely in any hurry to forsake the role, easily one of the longest and most attractive in Shakespearian tragedy. J. P. Kemble and Sarah...

Richard II

Richard II   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,895 words
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Oxford University Press
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...and Richard Pasco in John Barton’s celebrated RSC Richard II , 1973 : presented in the deposition scene as mirror-images of each other, the two actors exchanged the roles of Richard and Bolingbroke throughout the production Sophie Baker / ArenaPAL / Topfoto Text: The play was entered in the Stationers’ Register in 1597 and appeared in a quarto apparently set from Shakespeare’s foul papers in the same year. This text was reprinted twice in 1598 , and a fourth quarto followed in 1608 , this one, however, with ‘new additions of the Parliament Scene, and...

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,052 words
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Oxford University Press
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...actresses have sought to reclaim as an act of perverse defiance. Michael Dobson On the screen: The earliest film ( 1908 ) is of historical interest in being the work of D. W. Griffith . Five silent versions followed before Sam Taylor’s adaptation ( 1929 ), the first Shakespeare film to have a soundtrack with English dialogue. Two television productions followed, one for BBC TV ( 1939 ) by Dallas Bower and George Schaefer ’s American production ( 1956 ) with Maurice Evans as Petruchio. Zeffirelli ’s film ( 1966 ) filled the screen with colour and...

actresses

actresses  

No professional actresses appeared on the English stage until after the Restoration, in 1660. Female roles in Shakespeare's plays were written for male actors, usually, if not invariably, boys. (See ...
‘Dot’ Boucicault

‘Dot’ Boucicault  

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(1859–1929),English actor and dramatist, elder son of Dion Boucicault and Agnes Robertson. He made his first appearance in his father's company in New York in 1879, and was then ...
nineteenth-century Shakespearian production

nineteenth-century Shakespearian production  

During the first decade of the 19th century, Drury Lane and Covent Garden, which, as holders of the patents granted by King Charles II in 1660, enjoyed a monopoly on ...
Adele Dixon

Adele Dixon  

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B. Adela Helena Dixon, 3 June 1908, Newington, London, England, d. 11 April 1992, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, England. A versatile actress with a pleasing soprano voice who was equally at ...
André Charlot

André Charlot  

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Music
B. 26 July 1882, Paris, France, d. 20 May 1956, Woodland, California, USA. A manager, producer and director of sophisticated intimate revues from the 1910s through to the late 30s ...
Playhouse

Playhouse  

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London, in Northumberland Avenue. As the Royal Avenue Theatre, holding about 1,500 in four tiers, this opened in 1882 with Offenbach's Madame Favart, the first of a series of light ...
All Is True

All Is True  

During a performance of this play on 29 June 1613 the cannon fired to salute the King's entry in 1.4 set alight the Globe theatre's thatch, and the whole building ...
St James's Theatre

St James's Theatre  

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Built near Piccadilly by John Braham in 1835, the St James's initially served as a venue for popular entertainment such as farces, adaptations of Dickens, and wild animal shows. In ...
Violet Vanbrugh

Violet Vanbrugh  

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(b. Exeter, 11 June 1867; d. London, 10 Nov. 1942) and(b. Exeter, 2 Dec. 1872; d. London, 30 Nov. 1949)Actresses who had strikingly similar careers. The sisters succeeded ...
Julia Emilie Neilson

Julia Emilie Neilson  

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(1868–1957),English actress, wife of Fred Terry, whom she married while they were both appearing in Henry Arthur Jones's The Dancing Girl (1891), in which Julia scored a sensational success. ...

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