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Anna Wheeler

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(1785–1848) Closely associated with Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Wheeler was a radical feminist and an Irish Protestant. A keen advocate of women's rights, she wrote that ‘with the ...

Wheeler, Anna

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Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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2018
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Social sciences, Politics
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..., Anna ( 1785–1848 ) Closely associated with Mary Wollstonecraft , Anna Wheeler was a radical feminist and an Irish Protestant. A keen advocate of women’s rights, she wrote that ‘with the emancipation of women will come the emancipation of the useful class’. Suruchi...

Wheeler, Anna Doyle

Wheeler, Anna Doyle (1785–1848/9)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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Philosophy
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..., Anna Doyle ( 1785–1848/9 ) Anna Doyle was born in Clonbeg parish in County Tipperary to Anna Dunbar and Nicholas Milley Doyle . Little is known of Anna Dunbar ; Nicholas Milley Doyle graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1770 and became a prebendary of Fennor Parish in County Tipperary. He died when Anna was just two years of age, and her uncle, Sir General John Doyle , became an affectionate surrogate father to his niece. Anna Doyle had no formal education but was self-taught in French, philosophy, geography and politics, while...

Wheeler, Anna Doyle

Wheeler, Anna Doyle (1785–1848)   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

..., Anna Doyle ( 1785–1848 ), the most advanced but neglected feminist and socialist activist and thinker of the period after Mary *Wollstonecraft . Born to a Protestant family in Limerick, Anna married disastrously at 15, then in 1812 fled her drunken landowner husband, taking her two eldest daughters to live successively in Guernsey, Dublin, Caen, and Paris before settling in London in the 1830s where she became an active writer in *Saint-Simonian and *Owenite circles. Her beauty, flamboyance, and unorthodox domestic life have obscured Wheeler's...

Anna Wheeler

Anna Wheeler  

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(1785–1848)Closely associated with Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Wheeler was a radical feminist and an Irish Protestant. A keen advocate of women's rights, she wrote that ‘with the emancipation of women ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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Oxford University Press

...separate representation, as their interests would be looked after by the group that Mill regarded as the most wise and virtuous part of the community: the middle rank. Thompson, whose ideas had been influenced by his friendship with the Irish *Saint-Simonian feminist Anna *Wheeler , saw the denial to women of citizenship and political rights as being directly connected with their abject sexual and domestic slavery. He argued that all women were in need of political rights, most particularly married women. ‘Having been reduced, by the want of political...

39 The History of the Book in the Indian Subcontinent

39 The History of the Book in the Indian Subcontinent   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...the public sale or display of obscene books and pictures. Shortly afterwards, Long reported with some satisfaction that three people had been arrested for selling an obscene book of songs by Dāśarathi Roy, and that 30,000 copies of the book had been sold at the price of four annas. The Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs. 1,300 upon the vendors, then a considerable sum. This post-publication *censorship was in fact the first of a number of official measures to impose some kind of restriction on print—an initiative that would gain urgency after the failed ...

Gelbart, Larry

Gelbart, Larry (25 Feb. 1928)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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97 words

... ( 1976 ), Mastergate ( 1989 ), Power Failure ( 1990 ), Feats of Clay ( 1991 ) and musical libretti for two hit shows, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ( 1962 ) and City of Angels ( 1990 ). In 1998 , his autobiography Laughing Matters was published. Anna Wheeler...

Kauffmann, Stanley

Kauffmann, Stanley (24 April 1916)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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151 words

...many awards and held distinguished academic positions. In 1964 he received an Emmy for ‘The Art of Film’ and was a member of the Theater Advisory Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts ( 1972–6 ). His autobiographical Albums of Early Life appeared in 1980 . Anna Wheeler Gentry Bert Cardullo , Before His Eyes ...

Lapine, James

Lapine, James (10 Jan. 1949)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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128 words

...Sondheim include directing and writing prize-winning libretti for Sunday in the Park with George ( 1985 ), Into the Woods ( 1988 ) and Passion ( 1994 ). Lapine directed and wrote the book for the musical Falsettos ( 1992 ) with composer/lyricist William Finn . Anna Wheeler...

Harnick Sheldon

Harnick Sheldon (27 Dec. 1924)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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210 words

...opera libretti, including an adaptation of Lehár's The Merry Widow ( 1978 ) for New York City Opera, and two new works, Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines ( 1975 , Jack Beeson ) and Coyote Tales ( 1998 , Henry Mollicone ), both premièred by Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Anna Wheeler...

Sissle, Noble Lee

Sissle, Noble Lee (10 July 1889)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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

...Along of 1933 and Shuffle Along of 1952 . Their songs can also be heard in the musicals Bubbling Brown Sugar ( 1976 ) and Eubie ( 1978 ). They were the first black people to be in talking pictures when filmed ( 1923 ) in synchronized sound by inventor Lee De Forest . Anna Wheeler Gentry R. Kimball and W. Bolcom , Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake (1973) A. Rose , Eubie Blake ...

Harburg, E[dgar] Y[ipsel] (‘Yip’)

Harburg, E[dgar] Y[ipsel] (‘Yip’) (8 April 1896)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
253 words

...more than 537 songs, including ‘It's Only a Paper Moon’ ( 1932 , The Great Magoo , Arlen), ‘April in Paris’ ( 1932 , Walk a Little Faster , Vernon Duke ), ‘The Eagle and Me’ ( 1944 , Bloomer Girl , Arlen ) and ‘Old Devil Moon’ ( 1947 , Finian's Rainbow , Burton Lane ). Anna Wheeler Gentry Harold Meyerson and Ernie Harburg , Who Put the Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz? Yip Harburg, Lyricist ...

Harnick Sheldon

Harnick Sheldon  

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(b. Chicago, 27 Dec. 1924)Lyricist and librettist. Harnick began his career as a composer and lyricist writing college musicals while attending Northwestern University. He moved to New York as ...
Stanley Kauffmann

Stanley Kauffmann  

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(b. New York City, 24 April 1916)Critic, novelist, essayist and playwright. Kauffmann graduated from New York University in 1935, while working as an actor and stage manager for the ...
Noble Sissle

Noble Sissle  

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(1889–1975).Stage lyricist and performer. The first African American lyricist to find success on Broadway, he was also an animated performer and interpreter of his songs. Sissle was born in ...
Larry Gelbart

Larry Gelbart  

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Music
(b. Chicago, 25 Feb. 1923)Writer for radio, stage, screen and television; humorist. After some success with radio shows, he moved into television and became one of the top comedy ...
James Lapine

James Lapine  

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Music
(b. Mansfield, Ohio, 10 Jan. 1949)Director and playwright. Lapine started his career as a photographer and artist. His first involvement in theatre was as a graphic designer at Yale ...
Bianca

Bianca  

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Music, Opera
1 (Britten: The Rape of Lucretia). Mez. Lucretia's old nurse. Quartet (with Lucretia, Lucia and the Female Chorus): Their spinning wheel unwinds. Created (1946) by Anna Pollak.2 (Zemlinsky: Eine ...
Rosina Bulwer-Lytton, Lady

Rosina Bulwer-Lytton, Lady  

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(1802–82)Novelist, born in Ireland, the daughter of Francis and Anna Wheeler. Her mother was a radical feminist, her father an alcoholic: they separated when Rosina was 10 and she ...
E. Y. (‘Yip’) Harburg

E. Y. (‘Yip’) Harburg  

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(b. New York, 8 April 1896; d. Brentwood, Cal., 5 March 1981)Lyricist and librettist. Born Erwin Y. Hochberg, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he graduated from City College ...

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