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Geraldine Page

(b. Kirksville, Mo., 22 Nov. 1924; d. New York, 13 June 1987)

Actress. An exponent of the Method school, she first won fame as the unhappy spinster in Summer and ...

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Page, Geraldine (22 Nov. 1924)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Geraldine [ Sue ] (b. Kirksville, Mo. , 22 Nov. 1924 ; d. New York , 13 June 1987 ) Actress . An exponent of the Method school, she first won fame as the unhappy spinster in Summer and Smoke ( 1952 ). Starring roles followed in Midsummer ( 1953 ), The Immoralist ( 1954 ), The Rainmaker ( 1954 ), and Sweet Bird of Youth ( 1959 ), in which she created the role of the Princess. She later modified her Method style in a 1963 revival of Strange Interlude , the double bill of White Lies and Black Comedy ( 1967 ), Absurd Person...

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Page, Geraldine (1924–87)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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282 words

..., Geraldine ( 1924–87 ), American Method actress, who made her début in Chicago in 1940 and in New York in 1945 . She then appeared for several years with stock companies and did not come into prominence until 1952 , when her portrayal of Alma Winemiller in a New York revival of Tennessee Williams 's Summer and Smoke was widely acclaimed. In 1954 she scored a big success as Lizzie Curry, the plain spinster, in N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker (London, 1956 ). She successfully succeeded Margaret Leighton in the New York production of ...

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The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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..., Geraldine ( 1924–87 ) American actress . After years of summer and winter *stock , she joined *Off-Broadway 's Circle in the Square, making her breakthrough as the spinster in a revival of Summer and Smoke ( 1952 ) that demonstrated her affinity for *Williams *heroines . In 1954 , a year after her first appearance on Broadway, she had a hit as Lizzie in The Rainmaker ( 1954 ), which she also played in London. She appeared in sixteen other Broadway plays, including Sweet Bird of Youth ( 1959 ), Strange Interlude ( 1963 ), Three Sisters (...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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..., Geraldine ( 1924–87 ) American actress. The Missouri-born Page trained at Chicago 's Goodman Theatre and made her New York debut with Off-Broadway 's Blackfriars Guild in 1945 . After years of summer and winter stock , she joined Off-Broadway's Circle in the Square , making her breakthrough as the spinster Alma Winemiller in a renowned revival of Summer and Smoke ( 1952 ) that demonstrated her affinity for Tennessee Williams heroines . In 1954 , a year after her first appearance on Broadway, she had a hit as Lizzie in The Rainmaker ( 1954...

Page, Geraldine [Sue]

Page, Geraldine [Sue] (1924–87)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Geraldine [Sue] ( 1924–87 ), actress . Born in Kirksville, Missouri, she studied at the Goodman Theatre School and with Uta Hagen before coming to playgoers' attention as the frustrated spinster Alma Winemiller in a celebrated 1952 revival of Summer and Smoke at the Circle in the Square . Subsequent successes included the illiterate wife Lily in Midsummer ( 1953 ); Marcelline, the wife of a homosexual, in The Immoralist ( 1954 ); the prairie spinster Lizzy Curry in The Rainmaker ( 1954 ); the fading film star Princess Kosmonopolis in ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Geraldine Page

Geraldine Page  

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(b. Kirksville, Mo., 22 Nov. 1924; d. New York, 13 June 1987)Actress. An exponent of the Method school, she first won fame as the unhappy spinster in Summer and ...
Irish Local and Family History

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Kevin Whelan

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,945 words
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Oxford University Press

...in archaeology has been the compilation of detailed regional and county surveys—notably on Ikerrin (Tipperary), the Dingle peninsula, and Donegal. These have been joined by computerized databases, compiled by the Sites and Monuments Records Office under the direction of Geraldine Stout and Michael Gibbons; the Office of Public Works has also published thirteen county inventories (Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Galway, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow). Inventories of archaeological heritage have also been published for...

A Lie of the Mind

A Lie of the Mind  

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(1985),a play by Sam Shepard. [Promenade Theatre, 185 perf.; NYDCC Award.] Jake (Harvey Keitel) believes he has beaten his wife Beth to death and so runs away. Beth (Amanda ...
Summer and Smoke

Summer and Smoke  

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(1948),a play by Tennessee Williams. [Music Box Theatre, 100 perf.] Alma Winemiller (Margaret Phillips), the prim daughter of the local minister, is at once repelled and fascinated by her ...
Rip Torn

Rip Torn  

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[né(b. 1931), actor and director.The intense, unpredictable actor has always managed to find bold and unusual parts and has also directed experimental theatre projects. He was born in ...
Rainmaker

Rainmaker  

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(1954),a play by N. Richard Nash. [Cort Theatre, 124 perf.] The Curry family has two problems: their farm is threatened by a severe, prolonged drought, and they have been ...
Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth  

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AT: The Enemy: Time A: Tennessee Williams Pf: 1956, Coral Gables, Florida Pb: 1959 G: Drama in 3 acts S: Hotel and its garden, Gulf Coast town, 1950s C: 15m, 7fChance Wayne, a handsome but dissipated ...
Circle in the Square

Circle in the Square  

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Off-Broadway theatre, founded in 1951 by José Quintero and others as a nonprofit offshoot of the Loft Players. It played in the round in a small theatre on Sheridan Square ...
Strange Interlude

Strange Interlude  

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Drama in two parts and nine acts by O'Neill, produced and published in 1928 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Its stream-of-consciousness technique uses asides to reveal the inner thoughts of the ...
Uta Hagen

Uta Hagen  

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(b. Göttingen, Germany, 12 June 1919)Actress and teacher who made her debut as Nina in the Lunt–Fontanne The Seagull (1938). She played Desdemona to Paul Robeson's Othello (1943) in ...
Actors' Studio

Actors' Studio  

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An acting workshop in New York City, founded in 1947 by Elia Kazan and others, and a leading centre of method acting.
Pilgrim's Progress

Pilgrim's Progress  

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From this World to that which is to come, a prose allegory by Bunyan (Part I 1678, Part II 1684).The allegory takes the form of a dream by the author. In this he sees Christian, with a burden on his ...
Lie of the Mind, A

Lie of the Mind, A (1985)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
143 words

...Plummer ) is not dead, but she has suffered brain damage and is returned to her oddball family. Jake's brother, Frankie ( Aidan Quinn ), visits them, hoping to bring about a reconciliation or at least an understanding while Jake returns to his home and his flighty mother (Geraldine Page ). In the end Jake and Beth are left to work out for themselves their probably bleak futures. Although the play took four hours to perform, it was usually gripping, especially in the fine production accorded it. However, viewed from a distance it could be seen as a modern‐day...

Circle in the Square

Circle in the Square   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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

...as a nonprofit offshoot of the Loft Players. It played in the round in a small theatre on Sheridan Square – hence the name. It was active in the early days of the Off-Broadway movement, nurturing a new generation of American playwrights, directors and actors, including Geraldine Page (in a famous 1952 revival of Williams 's Summer and Smoke ), George C. Scott , Cicely Tyson , Jason Robards (in an acclaimed 1956 production of O'Neill 's The Iceman Cometh ) and Dustin Hoffman . In 1961 the Circle opened a theatre school and in 1972 a new...

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