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Boys from Syracuse

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Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were in the autumn of their partnership (Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Oklahoma! was only five years away) when they wrote this appealing score for ...

Boys from Syracuse, The

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2013

... from Syracuse, The A musical, loosely related to The Comedy of Errors , by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart , staged 1938 , filmed 1940...

Boys from Syracuse, The

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...Can't Be Love; Sing for Your Supper; Falling in Love with Love; Dear Old Syracuse; What Can You Do with a Man? Unlike the later Kiss Me, Kate , which used much of its Shakespearean source, The Boys from Syracuse employed only a single line from The Comedy of Error s, which Savo popped out from the wings to alert audiences to. The Abbot produced‐directed show was hailed as “the best musical in many a year” by Time , and a 1963 Off‐Broadway revival ran even longer than the original, though a 2002 version on Broadway was not well...

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Tom Matheson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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... from Syracuse, The , exuberant Broadway play ( 1938 ) and Hollywood film ( 1940 ), adapted ‘after a play by Shakespeare’ ( The Comedy of Errors ) by George Abbott , with songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart , the most enduring of which have been ‘This can’t be love’ and ‘Falling in love with love’. Tom...

Boys From Syracuse, The

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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2009
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... From Syracuse, The (Alvin Theatre 1938 ). With its tight, solid libretto based on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors and its scintillating score by Richard Rodgers (music) and Lorenz Hart (lyrics), the musical is one of the most easily revived of all 1930s musicals. The Boys From Syracuse . Eddie Albert (left) got the best musical role of his uneven Broadway career as Antipholus of Syracuse who finds love and adventure in Ephesus. Pint-sized Jimmy Savo played his slave Dromio with more vaudeville than ancient Greece in his delightful performance....

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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...‘You Have Cast Your Shadow On The Sea’. There were also a few point numbers such as ‘What Can You Do With A Man?’, ‘Dear Old Syracuse’, ‘The Shortest Day Of The Year’, ‘Oh, Diogenes’, and ‘He And She’. The show, which began its run at the Alvin Theatre on 23 November 1938, ran for a somewhat disappointing 235 performances, but the 1963 off-Broadway revival stayed in New York for over twice as long. In November 1963 The Boys From Syracuse had its London premiere with a cast that included UK comedians Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Corbett. Nearly 30 years later, in...

Boys from Syracuse

Boys from Syracuse  

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Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were in the autumn of their partnership (Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s Oklahoma! was only five years away) when they wrote this appealing score for ...
The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, 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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...spectres over the tale of familial separation. The eventual reunion under the protection of the Abbess spoke concomitantly and powerfully on political asylum as a moral necessity. Michael Dobson , rev. Will Sharpe On the screen: Apart from a ten-minute silent film ( 1908 ) and the heavily transposed The Boys from Syracuse ( 1940 ), adaptations for television include a British film ( 1954 ) with Joan Plowright as Adriana, a West German production ( 1964 ), two British TV films of RSC stage productions ( 1964 and 1974 ), and the BBC TV production ( 1983 )....

Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis  

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(1957– ).Stage director. An estimable director of plays and musical revivals, he has gathered a considerable number of credits in a rather short time. Ellis was born in Washington, DC ...
Dave Gould

Dave Gould  

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(1899–1969).Stage and film choreographer and director. A Broadway choreographer who found greater success in Hollywood, he gave audiences some of the most spectacular musical sequences of the 1930s. ...
Lane, Lola, Priscilla

Lane, Lola, Priscilla  

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Film and stage performers. Three attractive siblings with wholesome good looks and pleasing singing voices, they were featured in several Hollywood musicals but rarely together. The dark-haired Lola ...
Muriel Angelus

Muriel Angelus  

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B. Muriel Angelus Findlay, 10 March 1909, London, England, d. 22 August 2004, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA. Born to Scottish parents Angelus began her stage acting career at the age of ...
Rob Ashford

Rob Ashford  

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(1959– ).Stage choreographer. The former dancer has staged the musical numbers for a number of Broadway musicals known for their vibrant choreography. Ashford was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in ...
Chip Zien

Chip Zien  

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(1947– ).Stage, television, and film performer. The short, wiry, hyperactive character actor has appeared in Broadway farces and musicals on and Off Broadway, usually in colorful supporting roles. ...
A. Edward Sutherland

A. Edward Sutherland  

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(1895–1974).Film director. A performer-turned-director, he specialized in comedies and musicals at Paramount. Sutherland was born in London to American parents in show business and was in vaudeville ...
Marcy Wescott

Marcy Wescott  

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B. 10 December 1918, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 25 May 1996, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Although her Broadway career was quite short, Wescott played important roles in two shows that had ...
Joe Penner

Joe Penner  

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(1905–1941).Stage and film performer. Using baby talk and such phrases as “You wanna buy a duck?” and “Oh, you nasty man!,” the broad comic was a hit on Depression-era ...
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 ...
Broadway Angel Records

Broadway Angel Records  

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From the 50s onwards, Capitol Records recorded the Original Cast albums for a number of Broadway shows. Some of them, such as Annie Get Your Gun, Kiss Me, Kate, The ...
Allan Jones

Allan Jones  

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(1907–1992).Stage, film, and television performer. A personable tenor, he made an impressive leading man in several film musicals between 1935 and 1945. Jones was born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania ...
Burl Ives

Burl Ives  

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B. Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives, 14 June 1909, Hunt Township, Jasper County, Illinois, USA, d. 14 April 1995, Anacortes, Washington, USA. One of the world’s most celebrated singers of folk ...

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