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Love Life

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A most unusual show, with music by Kurt Weill, and a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Love Life opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York on ...

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
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189 words

... Life (46th Street Theatre 1948 ). A fascinating if problematic musical experiment, the show foreshadowed the more creative musicals of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly Cabaret ( 1966 ) and Chicago ( 1975 ). Alan Jay Lerner wrote the adventurous libretto, the story of the ageless married couple Sam ( Ray Middleton ) and Susan Cooper ( Nanette Fabray ) from 1791 to 1948 . The chronicle of their marriage was framed by a series of vaudeville acts that commented on their up-and-down relationship, which happened to parallel the ups and downs of the...

Nature, Life, and Love

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
24 words

...Life, and Love Cycle of overtures by Dvořák , comprising Amid Nature ( V přirodě ), Carneval ( Karneval ), and Othello , comp. 1891–2...

Nature, Life, and Love

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
30 words

...Nature, Life, and Love ( Příroda, život, a láska ) . Cycle of overtures ( 1891–2 ) by Dvořák : Amid Nature ( V přírodĕ ), Carnival ( Karneval ), and Othello...

Love Life

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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

... Life A most unusual show, with music by Kurt Weill , and a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner , Love Life opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York on 7 October 1948 - just 18 months after Brigadoon , the author’s first big Broadway success with Frederick Loewe . Contrasting sharply with Kiss Me, Kate , and South Pacific , which both made their debut in the same season, this unconventional show deals with a fantasy situation in which a married couple, Sam and Susan Cooper (Nanette Fabray and Ray Middleton ) with their two children, reflect on...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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6 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
42 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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13 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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7 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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37 words
James, Etta - Life, Love & The Blues

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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

...Etta - Life, Love & The Blues Etta James’ self-produced Life, Love & The Blues touted itself as a straight blues album, the one says she always wanted to record. This isn’t entirely accurate, since the smart choice of tunes here included Al Green’s ‘Here I Am (Come And Take Me)’ and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Inner City Blues’. By 1998, her voice had lost some of its upper purity but hardly any of its flexibility and force. She steps forthrightly into Albert King’s ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, as well as modern blues classics such as Willie Dixon’s ‘Spoonful’ and...

Love Life

Love Life  

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Music
A most unusual show, with music by Kurt Weill, and a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Love Life opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York on ...
Nature, Life, and Love

Nature, Life, and Love  

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Overview Page
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Music
Cycle of ovs. by Dvořák, comprising Amid Nature (V přirodě), Carneval (Karneval), and Othello, comp. 1891–2.
Life, Love & The Blues (Etta James album)

Life, Love & The Blues (Etta James album)  

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Etta James’ self-produced Life, Love & The Blues touted itself as a straight blues album, the one says she always wanted to record. This isn’t entirely accurate, since the smart ...
Life and Loves of a She-Devil, The

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

... and Loves of a She-Devil, The . A blackly comic novel ( 1983 ) by Fay Weldon ( b.1931 ), in which the macabre and ugly Ruth Patchett takes her revenge on bestselling author Mary Fisher , who she feels has stolen her husband, Bobbo. In the triumphant televised version ( 1986 ), directed by Philip Saville , Julie T. Wallace played Ruth in a physically and emotionally memorable...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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3,220 words
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Oxford University Press
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...satirical comedy: Pepys , seeing it in 1662 , called it ‘the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life’. Thereafter its stage history for most of the next century and a half is one of successive adaptations : Betterton ’s The Fairy Queen ( 1692 ), Garrick ’s The Fairies ( 1755 ), George Colman ’s A Fairy Tale ( 1763 ), and the independent fortunes of ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’, transplanted into Charles Johnson ’s Love in a Forest ( 1723 ) and made into separate mock-operas by Richard Leveridge ( 1716 ) and Frederick Lampe ( 1745...

Twelfth Night

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,487 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... (1916) Callaghan, Dympna , in Shakespeare without Women (2000) Edmondson, Paul , Twelfth Night: A Guide to the Text and Its Theatrical Life (2005) Greenblatt, Stephen , in Shakespearean Negotiations (1988) Hotson, Leslie , The First Night of ‘Twelfth Night’ (1954) Jardine, Lisa , in Reading Shakespeare Historically (1996) Leggatt, Alexander , in Shakespeare’s Comedies of Love (1974) Orgel, Stephen , in Impersonations (1996) Salingar, L. G. , ‘The Design of Twelfth Night ’, Shakespeare Quarterly 9 (1958)...

As You Like It

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,253 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...a stage. Feeding Adam while Amiens sings ‘Blow, blow, thou winter wind’, Orlando is warmly welcomed by the Duke, who loved his father. 3.1 An angry Frederick sends Oliver to fetch the missing Orlando, confiscating his lands until his brother is delivered. 3.2 Orlando pins a love poem about Rosalind on a tree before leaving to pin up many more. Corin and Touchstone engage in a comic debate about the relative merits of country and court life before Rosalind arrives, reading another unsigned poem in her own praise, which is mocked by Touchstone. Celia arrives...

Sonnets

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Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,480 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Sonnet 145 (unusually, in octosyllabics), with its apparent pun on ‘Hathaway’ (‘“I hate” from hate away she threw, | And saved my life, saying “not you”’), may date from Shakespeare’s courtship in the early 1580s, while Sonnet 146 is more conventionally Christian than the rest of the sequence, resolving to cherish the soul rather than the mortal body. The whole sequence ends with 153 and 154, two sonnets allegorizing the poet’s love by means of fables about Cupid. In the 1609 quarto it is then followed by A Lover’s Complaint . Artistic features: To read...

Poetry

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,432 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Spirit of the Alps. Nature is not the symbolic form of ‘the One Life within us and abroad’ because in Byron's view nature, like ‘Life’, is to be respected exactly for its multiplicities and contradictions. Byron's faithfulness to his Lucretian views is clearest, appropriately enough, when he treats natural horrors or disasters—for example, in Canto ii of Don Juan ( 1819–24 ). The story of the shipwreck and its aftermath shows us that nature might at any moment betray the heart that loves her, shows us the inescapable power of what he elsewhere called...

Family and Society

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Ralph Houlbrooke

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,144 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...in a series of books, including The World We Have Lost ( 1965 ), The World We Have Lost Further Explored ( 1983 ), Household and Family in Past Time (with Richard Wall , 1972 ), and Family Life and Illicit Love in Earlier Generations ( 1977 ). Investigations of the importance of ties with a larger kin group can be found in Alan MacFarlane , The Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth‐Century Clergyman: An Essay in Historical Anthropology ( 1970 ), Michael Anderson , Family Structure in Nineteenth‐Century Lancashire ( 1971 ), Marguerite...

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