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John Ford

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(1586–after 1639), wrote all or a substantial part of 18 plays, of which seven have been lost. Between 1621 and 1625 he collaborated with Dekker and others in at least five plays ...

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
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33 words

..., John ( 1586?–1640? ), playwright : b. nr Ilsington ; baptized in Ilsington ; educ. Oxford ( Exeter College ); enters Middle Temple, London ( City : Temple). ᾽Tis Pity She's a Whore 1633 , The Broken Heart 1633...

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Jeremy K. Saucier

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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2013

..., John ( 1894–1973 ), filmmaker , was born John Martin Feeney to Irish immigrant parents in the town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Ford attended Portland High School, where he excelled as an athlete, developed a passion for American history, and made frequent trips to the nickelodeons. Disillusioned with college, in 1914 Ford moved to California to work with his brother, actor and director Francis Ford. He developed camera skills and a visual style that led to a more than five-decade-long career as a Hollywood filmmaker. Although Ford was lauded by his...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Current Version:
2003
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History
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267 words

..., John ( Sean Aloysius O'Feeney ; 1895–1973 ) US film director. Ford was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine , the youngest of thirteen children of Irish immigrant parents. Following his brother Francis , who had adopted the name Ford when he became a director, writer, and author, John Ford began his career in Hollywood as a general assistant. He worked as an extra in several films, one of his earliest appearances being in D. W. Griffith 's The Birth of a Nation ( 1915 ) as a Ku Klux Klansman. Directing shorts subsequently led to the full-length feature...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
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144 words

..., John ( 1586–after 1639 ) Playwright ; he appears to have written all or a substantial part of around twenty plays, some of them lost. Between 1621 and 1625 he collaborated with Thomas Dekker and others in at least five plays including The Witch of Edmonton . After 1625 Ford probably worked alone. His chief plays are The Lover's Melancholy ( 1629 ), Love's Sacrifice ( 1633 ), 'Tis Pity She's a Whore ( 1633 ), The Broken Heart ( 1633 ), Perkin Warbeck ( 1634 ), and The Lady's Trial ( 1639 ). Ford's plays are predominantly concerned with...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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..., John ( 1895–1973 ) US film director . Ford won four Academy Awards for best director: The Informer ( 1935 ), The Grapes of Wrath ( 1940 ), How Green Was My Valley ( 1941 ) and The Quiet Man ( 1952 ). A prolific film-maker, he made a significant contribution to the development of the western . His genre classics include Stagecoach ( 1939 ), My Darling Clementine ( 1946 ), The Horse Soldiers ( 1959 ), and The Searchers ( 1956...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
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240 words

..., John ( 1586–after 1639 ) Playwright , born in Devon of a landed family, and admitted to the Middle Temple in 1602 . He probably spent many years there, since he is called ‘Master John Ford, of the Middle Temple’ as late as 1638 . His earliest work was non‐dramatic ( 1606–20 ), but he appears to have written all or a substantial part of around twenty plays, some of them lost. Between 1621 and 1625 he collaborated with Thomas Dekker and others in at least five plays including The Witch of Edmonton . After 1625 Ford probably worked alone. His...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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..., John ( 1586–1639 ) English playwright who, with Cyril Tourneur , pioneered post- Jacobean drama. His major plays include The Broken Heart ( c .1630 ), Love's Sacrifice ( c .1630 ), 'Tis Pity She's a Whore ( c .1633 ) and Perkin Warbeck ( 1634 ). Incest and thwarted passion are common themes, and plays emphasize the difference between public and private...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
2,754 words

...Ronald . John Ford: Baroque English Dramatist . Montreal, 1977. A sensitive account of Ford's style and its relation to wider artistic trends of the period. Lomax, Marion . Stage Images and Traditions: Shakespeare to Ford . Cambridge, U.K., 1987. One of the few considerations of how Ford's dramaturgy might work on stage. Neill, Michael , ed. John Ford: Critical Revisions . Cambridge, U.K., 1988. The best collection of critical essays on Ford. Wymer, Rowland . Webster and Ford . Basingstoke, U.K., 1995. A subtle and engaging account of Ford's major...

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

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
115 words

..., John ( 1586–1639 ), English dramatist, many of whose plays are lost, some destroyed by Warburton 's cook. Ford was part-author with Dekker and William Rowley of The Witch of Edmonton ( 1621 ), and with Dekker alone of The Sun's Darling ( 1624 ). His own extant works include four romantic dramas in melancholy vein, written in a highly personal style of blank verse: Love's Sacrifice ( 1627 ), The Lover's Melancholy ( 1628 ), The Broken Heart ( 1629 ), and, his best-known work, ‘ Tis Pity She's a Whore ( c. 1630 ). The last was revived in...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., John ( 1586–1640? ) English dramatist and poet Fames Memoriall ( 1606 ) Poetry A Line of Life ( 1620 ) Non-Fiction The Lovers Melancholy ( 1629 ) Drama The Broken Heart ( 1633 ) Drama Loves Sacrifice ( 1633 ) Drama 'Tis Pity She's a Whore ( 1633 ) Drama The Chronicle Historie of Perkin Warbeck ( 1634 ) Drama The Fancies, Chast and Noble ( 1638 ) Drama The Ladies Triall ( 1639 ) Drama The Queen; or, The Excellency of Her Sex ( 1653 ) Drama The Sun's-Darling ( 1656 ) ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
131 words

..., John ( 1586–1638 ), English playwright. Ford wrote or contributed to nearly twenty plays, of which seven are now lost. He worked in collaboration with others, including Dekker and Rowley from 1620 , but from 1625 appears to have worked alone. His poetic blank verse is easily identifiable, and he pursues bold and often dark themes of human suffering, passion, courage, and dignity. ' Tis Pity She's a Whore ( c. 1630 ), his best-known play, is a tragedy depicting the incestuous love between Giovanni and his sister Annabella . Other plays explore the...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
286 words

...0John John Ford 1586 – after 1639 English dramatist Tempt not the stars, young man, thou canst not play With the severity of fate. The Broken Heart (1633) act 1, sc. 3 tempt not the stars Tempt not the stars severity of fate I am…a mushroom On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then. The Broken Heart (1633) act 1, sc. 3 I am…a mushroom On whom the dew of heaven drops On whom the dew of heaven drops The joys of marriage are the heaven on earth, Life's paradise, great princess, the soul's quiet, Sinews of concord, earthly immortality,...

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The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
188 words

..., John ( 1586– c. 1639 ) English playwright . Though a member of the Middle Temple, Ford's main interest was the theatre. He began collaborating with *Dekker on a number of plays, the best known of which is The Witch of Edmonton ( 1621 , with *Rowley ). He worked in close association with some of the most prominent dramatists of his time, including *Massinger , *Shirley , *Brome , and *Webster . Ford's best-known solo works are the two *tragedies ' Tis Pity She's a Whore and The Broken Heart (printed 1633 ), which portray impossible moral...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
345 words

..., John ( 1586– c. 1639 ) English playwright. Born in Lincolnshire, he was a member of the Middle Temple and involved in the legal profession in some capacity. But his main interest was the theatre. His early work was non-dramatic, and included both poems and prose pamphlets. He began his theatrical career collaborating with Thomas Dekker on a number of plays, the best known of which is The Witch of Edmonton ( 1621 , with William Rowley ). He worked in close association with some of the most prominent dramatists of his time, including Massinger , ...

Ford, John T[hompson]

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
158 words

..., John T[hompson] ( 1829–94 ), manager . Descended from an old Maryland family, he was born in Baltimore, which remained his base throughout his career as a builder and manager of theatres. As a young man he worked in a family tobacco factory but left the company in 1850 to become business manager and press agent for a concert ensemble. In 1854 he assumed management of Baltimore's famed Holliday Street Theatre , which he ran for the next twenty‐five years. He quickly took over the running of numerous other theatres in the South and eventually built...

John Ford 1948–  and Richard Hudson 1948– 

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
29 words

...0John John Ford 1948 –   and Richard Hudson 1948 –   English singer s and songwriter s You don't get me I'm part of the union. ‘Part of the Union’ (1974...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
354 words

... John b. 1 July 1948, London, England. Playing bass guitar and singing, Ford first attracted attention during the UK folk music boom of the 60s. In these early years, he played with folk and pop bands such as the Five Proud Walkers, Jaymes Fender And The Vulcans, and Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera , before moving comfortably into the emerging rock scene. He joined the Strawbs in May 1970, fitting in well with the band’s eclectic blending of folk, pop and rock. He helped the band’s success by writing and collaborating on the composition of some of their...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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2011

...any suggestion of artistic pretension, saying on several occasions, ‘It's no good talking to me about art.’ When Orson Welles was asked by an interviewer from Playboy which were his favourite American directors, he replied, ‘The old masters … By which I mean John Ford, John Ford and John Ford...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
41 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
51 words

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