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James Bernard Fagan

(b. Graigneaverne, Queen's County, Ireland, 10 May 1873; d. Los Angeles, 17 Feb. 1933) Actor, director and playwright. He was a member of Benson's and Tree's companies as a young ...

Fagan, James Bernard

Fagan, James Bernard (1873–1933)   Reference library

The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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..., James Bernard ( 1873–1933 ) , playwright. Born in Belfast, he was educated at Clongowes Wood and TCD, then joined the theatrical companies of Sir Frank Benson and Max Beerbohm . He enjoyed success with a Pepysian comedy, And So to Bed ( 1926 ), as also with The Improper Duchess ( 1931...

Fagan, J[ames] B[ernard]

Fagan, J[ames] B[ernard] (10 May 1873)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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..., J[ames] B[ernard] (b. Graigneaverne, Queen's County, Ireland , 10 May 1873 ; d. Los Angeles , 17 Feb. 1933 ) Actor , director and playwright . He was a member of Benson 's and Tree 's companies as a young man but turned to writing, notably False Gods ( 1909 , from Brieux) for Tree and Bella Donna ( 1911 , from Robert Hichens 's novel) for the manager George Alexander . Between 1918 and 1921 he ran the Royal Court Theatre , London, where his work included several innovatory productions of Shakespeare and the British première of ...

Fagan, J(ames) B(ernard)

Fagan, J(ames) B(ernard)   Reference library

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

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..., J(ames) B(ernard) ( 1873–1933 ), playwright and director, born in Ulster, who began his stage career in Frank Benson 's company in 1895 . He then played two seasons under Beerbohm Tree at Her Majesty's Theatre , and later became manager of the Royal Court Theatre , where he gave some notable productions of Shakespeare. In 1923 he took over the old Big Game Museum in Oxford and made it into a small theatre, the precursor of the Oxford Playhouse , installing there a notable repertory company. In 1929 he became director of the Festival Theatre, ...

James Bernard Fagan

James Bernard Fagan  

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(b. Graigneaverne, Queen's County, Ireland, 10 May 1873; d. Los Angeles, 17 Feb. 1933)Actor, director and playwright. He was a member of Benson's and Tree's companies as a young ...
Joan Temple

Joan Temple  

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(b. London, 1887; d. Battle, Sussex, 5 May 1965)Actress and playwright. She acted with J. B. Fagan's company as well as with many of the experimental repertory companies of ...
Robert Morley

Robert Morley  

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(1908–92),English actor and playwright, son-in-law of Gladys Cooper. He made his first appearance on the stage in 1928, and was in Fagan's repertory company at Oxford. Later he joined ...
Yvonne Arnaud

Yvonne Arnaud  

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(1892–1958),actress who, though born and educated in France, spent her entire professional life in London. Trained as a pianist, she toured Europe as a child prodigy, but at the ...
Oxford Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse  

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A converted hall known as the ‘Big Game’ Museum on the outskirts of Oxford was opened as a theatre in 1923 by James Fagan, with the first British performance outside ...
Leslie Henson

Leslie Henson  

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(1891–1957),English comedian, best remembered for his appearances in musical comedy, who had been on the stage for some time before appearing in the West End in Nicely, Thanks (1912) ...
Máire O'Neill

Máire O'Neill  

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(b. Dublin, 1887; d. London, 2 Nov. 1952)Actress. In 1906 she joined the Abbey Theatre, where she subsequently created the part of Pegeen Mike in J. M. Synge's The ...
Queen's Theatre

Queen's Theatre  

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London.1. In Long Acre. This building, erected in 1849, was known originally as St Martin's Hall, and was used on a number of occasions by Charles Dickens reading from his ...
Shubert Theatre

Shubert Theatre  

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(New York).Officially the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, the famous West 44th Street playhouse was named after the Shuberts' eldest brother, who got them started in show business. It was ...
Maurice Browne

Maurice Browne  

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(1881–1955)English actor, manager, writer, and champion of the Little Theatre movement in the USA. Along with Ellen Van Volkenberg, he was founder and director of the Chicago Little Theatre ...
Rodney Ackland

Rodney Ackland  

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(1908–1991) British dramatistDance With No Music (1930) DramaImproper People (1930) DramaStrange Orchestra (1932) DramaBirthday (1934) DramaAfter October (1936) DramaThe Dark River (1941) DramaBefore ...
Fortune Theatre

Fortune Theatre  

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London playhouse built in 1600 to replace the Rose, when it acquired a new neighbour, the Globe. Henslowe and Alleyn, its financiers, used the carpenter who had just completed the ...
Glen Byam Shaw

Glen Byam Shaw  

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(1904–86)Actor and director, co-director with Anthony Quayle of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1952–6; Director, 1956–9.
Margaret Webster

Margaret Webster  

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(1905–72)English director. She began as a performer for Greet's company and at the Old Vic. Her first directorial triumph was Richard II in New York, starring Maurice Evans (1937). ...
Royal Court Theatre

Royal Court Theatre  

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Small playhouse, opened in 1888 in Sloane Square in London, home to two of the most influential ventures in British theatre. The first occurred from 1904 to 1907, when Granville ...
Flora Robson

Flora Robson  

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(b. South Shields, Durham, 28 March 1902; d. Brighton, Sussex, 7 July 1984)Stage and film actress. Robson made her debut in 1921, when she appeared in Clemence Dane's Will ...
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The first police force was established at Bow Street, London, in the early 18th century. In 1829 Sir Robert Peel, the Home Secretary, appointed police commissioners to take over responsibility ...

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