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Mexican printing dynasty. In 1631, Bernardo Calderón (d. 1641), a Spanish emigrant, started a press that his widow subsequently developed into Mexico City’s leading printing establishment. ...

Calderón family

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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... family Mexican printing dynasty. In 1631 , Bernardo Calderón (d. 1641 ), a Spanish emigrant, started a press that his widow subsequently developed into Mexico City’s leading printing establishment. His descendants established several new presses, all of which had closed by the mid-18 th century. David R....

Calderón family

Calderón family  

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Mexican printing dynasty. In 1631, Bernardo Calderón (d. 1641), a Spanish emigrant, started a press that his widow subsequently developed into Mexico City’s leading printing establishment. His ...
Mayor of Zalamea

Mayor of Zalamea  

AT: The Best Garrotting Ever Done A: Pedro Calderón de la Barca Pf: 1636, Madrid? Pb: 1651 Tr: 1959 G: Drama in 3 acts; Spanish verse S: The town of Zalamea, Spain, and its environs, near the ...
Vincente Fox Quesada

Vincente Fox Quesada  

(2 July 1942).President of Mexico, 2000–6 Born in Mexico City, his family moved to the state of Guanajuato when he was a child. He studied business administration in Mexico City and obtained a ...
María Guerrero

María Guerrero  

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(1868–1928)Spanish actress. Following her theatrical debut in 1886 in Echegaray's Sin familia (No Family), Guerrero trained in Paris under the guidance of Coquelin and went on to act alongside ...
Dresden

Dresden  

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A city in eastern Germany, the capital of Saxony, on the River Elbe. Famous for its baroque architecture, it was almost totally destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945, and is sometimes referred to as a ...
El Salvador

El Salvador  

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The smallest Central American country, situated on the Pacific coast. Only some 80 km (50 miles) wide, it is bounded on three sides by Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua and has a 258-km (160-mile) ...
Prado, Antonio de

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Victor Dixon

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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...Antonio de ( c. 1594–1651 ) Spanish actor-manager . Closely associated with major dramatists like Lope de Vega and Calderón , he was himself an outstanding performer. The important company he led from about 1622 until his death employed other leading actors, like Alonso de Osuna and María de Quiñones , but its basis was his own large family , including his third wife Mariana Vaca and his son Sebastián ( 1624–85 ), who was equally famous later. Victor...

Coliseo

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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...war and theatrical prohibition. From the 1650s spectacular machine-plays by *Calderón and others were regularly staged in the Coliseo, as well as many ordinary * comedias . Among the first such productions were Calderón's The Beast, the Thunderbolt, and the Stone ( 1652 ) and Fortunes of Andromeda and Perseus the following year; a manuscript of the latter with elaborate scenographic drawings by Baccio himself has survived. Though gala performances were for the royal family and court, the public was admitted at other times. The *auditorium was...

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Charles Davis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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...by Calderón and others were regularly staged in the Coliseo, initially by another Florentine designer, Baccio del Bianco , as well as many ordinary comedias . Among the first such productions were Calderón's La fiera, el rayo y la piedra ( The Beast, the Thunderbolt, and the Stone ) in 1652 and his Fortunas de Andrómeda y Perseo ( Fortunes of Andromeda and Perseus) the following year; a manuscript of the latter with elaborate scenographic drawings by Baccio himself has survived. Though gala performances were for the royal family and court...

Martínez

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The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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...Martínez . Family of Spanish guitar makers in Málaga. Joseph Martínez ( fl c 1790–1829) was mentioned by Serafín Estébanez Calderón in his Escenas Andaluzas and by Fernando Sor in his Méthode pour la Guitare as being among the foremost guitar makers in Spain. He was examined for a master’s qualification in December 1808. His earliest known guitar, with bridge, ribs, and two-piece back of rosewood, cedar neck, and spruce soundtable with decorative arabesques of ebony and mother-of-pearl inlaid near the tail and the joint with the fingerboard, dates...

Guerrero, María

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Keith Gregor

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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... ( No Family ), and an early career which was confined to parts in género chico , Guerrero trained in Paris under the guidance of Constant Coquelin and went on to act alongside Sarah Bernhardt . In 1896 she married Fernando Díaz de Mendoza , with whom she formed a successful company which acted in Spain, France, Italy, and South America, and was instrumental in the construction of the Teatro Nacional Cervantes in Buenos Aires . Her repertoire included plays by classical and modern Spanish authors such as Lope de Vega , Calderón , Moreto , ...

Guerrero, María

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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...debut in 1886 in *Echegaray 's Sin familia ( No Family ), Guerrero trained in Paris under the guidance of *Coquelin and went on to act alongside *Bernhardt . In 1896 she married Fernando Díaz de Mendoza , with whom she formed a successful company which acted in Spain, France, Italy, and South America, and was instrumental in the construction of the Teatro Nacional Cervantes in Buenos Aires. Her repertoire included plays by classical and modern Spanish authors such as Lope de *Vega , *Calderón , Echegaray , and *Guimerà , but also a number of...

Julia, Raul

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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...Raul ( 1940–94 ) Puerto Rican actor . Julia played five roles in San Juan before he appeared in New York in a Spanish-language production of *Calderón 's La vida es sueño ( 1964 ). From 1966 onwards he performed with *Papp and the *New York Shakespeare Festival , winning praise for Proteus in the *musical adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona ( 1971 ), Osric in Hamlet ( 1972 ), and Orlando in As You Like It ( 1973 ), and appearing twice as Othello ( 1979 and 1991 ). He had success as Mack the Knife in the *Weill – *Brecht Threepenny...

Fox Quesada, Vicente

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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..., and in introducing a fundamental tax reform, since he did not command a majority in the legislature. Nevertheless, under his guidance Mexico was relatively successful at stabilizing the economy, by reducing state spending and overcoming inflation. Fox was succeeded by Felipe Calderón . He came to international prominence from late 2016 in a continuing forthright tweeting campaign against Donald Trump...

Julia, Raul

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Frazer Lively

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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...Raul ( Rafael Carlos Julia y Arcelay ) ( 1940–94 ) Puerto Rican actor. Julia played five roles in San Juan before he appeared in New York in a Spanish-language production of Calderón 's La vida es sueño ( Life Is a Dream , 1964 ). From 1966 onwards he performed with Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival , winning praise for Proteus in the musical adaptation of Two Gentlemen of Verona ( 1971 ), Osric in Hamlet ( 1972 ), and Orlando in As You Like It ( 1973 ), and appearing twice as Othello ( 1979 and 1991 ). He had...

Grillparzer, Franz

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Christopher Balme

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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... and proved his most popular play. Grillparzer's interest in the Spanish baroque tradition led to a reformulation of Calderón 's La vida es sueño as Der Traum ein Leben ( A Dream of Life , 1832 ), a dramatic fairy tale in the Viennese popular style. The failure of his comedy Weh dem, der lügt! ( Woe to Him Who Lies! , 1838 ) led Grillparzer to forsake the theatre. Other major works, such as Bruderzwist in Habsburg ( Family Strife among the Habsburgs ) and Die Jüdin von Toledo ( The Jewess of Toledo ), were performed posthumously in 1872 ....

Grillparzer, Franz

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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...of the Sea and Love ( 1829 ), on Hero and Leander, proved his most popular play. Grillparzer's interest in the Spanish baroque led to a reformulation of *Calderón 's La vida es sueño as A Dream of Life ( 1832 ), a dramatic fairy tale in the Viennese popular style. The failure of his *comedy Woe to Him Who Lies! ( 1838 ) led Grillparzer to forsake the theatre. Other major works, such as Family Strife among the Habsburgs and The Jewess of Toledo , were performed posthumously in 1872 . Christopher...

Fitzgerald, Edward

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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...( 1849 ) was a biography of the Quaker poet Bernard Barton, whose daughter he afterwards married; the middle‐aged couple were incompatible and separated after a few months. In 1851 he published Euphranor: A Dialogue on Youth and later he produced translations of plays by Calderón , Aeschylus , and Sophocles , a collection of aphorisms, and a selection of George Crabbe 's poetry. His only celebrated work is his free translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám ( 1859 ). His other translations from Persian included Attar's Bird Parliament and Jami's...

Peña Nieto, Enrique

Peña Nieto, Enrique (20 July 1966)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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...star Angélica Rivera ensured that his campaign generated great attention and he won the election in 2012 with 38 per cent of the vote; the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador came second, and Josefina Vázquez Mota, representing the party of the outgoing President Felipe Calderón , came third. He took office in December 2012 , facing the challenge of reducing the high levels of drug violence (around 10,000 murders a year are linked to the drugs trade) and improving the basic standard of living of Mexicans by stimulating economic growth. He tried to distance...

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