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Peter Barnes

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(1931–2004) Playwright, born in east London, educated at Stroud Grammar School. His first real success came with The Ruling Class (1969), a bizarre farce exploring the mechanics ...

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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2010
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...Barnes , M.A., CQSW, BASMT (Accred.), Rohan Collier , Ph.D., Jane Craig , M.B., MRCP (UK), Linda Delaney , L.L.B., M.Jur., Julia Field , B.A., Danya Glaser , MBBS, D.Ch., FRCPsych., Peter Greenhouse , M.A., MRCOG, MFFP, Mary Griffin , M.B., M.Sc., MFFP, Margot Huish , B.A., BASMT (Accred.), Anne M. Johnson , M.A., M.Sc., M.D., MRCGP, FFPAM, George Kinghorn , M.D., FRCP, Helen Mott , B.A. (Hons.), Paula Nicolson , Ph.D., Jane Read , B.A. (Hons.), UKCP, Fran Reader , FRCOG, MFFP, BASMT (Accred.), Gwyneth Sampson , DPM, MRCPsych., Peter...

HIV/AIDS

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...Icard, L. D. (2000). Helping families reduce HIV in African American Youth (1R01MHY063459). National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved July 17, 2007, from http://crisp.cit.nih.gov/crisp/crisp_lib.query Icard, L. D. , Jemmott, J. , Heeren, A. , Barnes, G. , Mayekiso, T. , Ngwane, Z. , & O'Leary, A. (under review). Our village is watching: Perceptions of HIV risk behavior among Black South African “men with men” in the Eastern Cape. Icard, L. D. , & Siddiqui, N. (2004). The role of family interventions for engaging hidden...

Barnes, Peter

Barnes, Peter (10 Jan. 1931)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Peter (b. London , 10 Jan. 1931 ) Playwright . After his first play, the short, anticolonial Sclerosis ( 1965 ), Barnes' second, The Ruling Class ( 1968 ), which used a variety of devices (including slapstick, song and dance) to attack Toryism and class privilege, was lauded by the critics as ‘a pivotal play’ ( Ronald Bryden ) and equated by others with the best of Beckett , Osborne and Pinter . Later work – The Bewitched ( 1974 ), Laughter! ( 1978 ) – has had rather more mixed notices, although his Black Death play Red Noses ( 1985 ) was...

Barnes, Peter

Barnes, Peter (1931)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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189 words

..., Peter ( 1931 – 2004 ) English playwright and director . His first plays, Time of the Barracudas ( 1963 ) and Sclerosis ( 1965 ), received little attention, but The Ruling Class ( 1968 ) was groundbreaking, an uncompromising mixture of grotesque spectacle, dark humour, and acerbic *satire on the relationships between the vested interests of Church, state, money, and power. Barnes's distinctive voice and savage comic satires about serious subjects often resulted in controversy, most evident in the mixed reception of Laughter! ( 1978 ), a...

Barnes, Peter

Barnes, Peter (1931–2004)   Quick reference

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

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2013
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..., Peter ( 1931–2004 ) Playwright. His first real success came with The Ruling Class ( 1969 ), a bizarre farce exploring the mechanics of power. The follow‐up, Leonardo's Last Supper ( 1969 ), weighs up the economic advantages of a dead Leonardo da Vinci over a live one. The controversial Laughter! ( 1978 ) has a first half set in 16th‐century tsarist Russia, and the second culminating in a sudden and terrifying shift into Auschwitz concentration camp. His use of black humour was best seen in what was to be his last London production, Red Noses ...

Barnes, Peter

Barnes, Peter (1931– )   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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Performing arts, Theatre
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276 words

..., Peter ( 1931–  ) English playwright and director. Born in London, he began his career as a screenwriter. His first stage play, Time of the Barracudas , opened in San Francisco in 1963 , but neither this nor Sclerosis ( 1965 ) received serious critical attention. The Ruling Class (Nottingham, 1968 , and London , 1969 ) was, however, hailed as groundbreaking, an uncompromising mixture of grotesque spectacle , dark humour, and acerbic satire on the relationships between the vested interests of Church, state, money, and power. Its examination of...

Barnes, Peter

Barnes, Peter (1931–2004)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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Literature
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..., Peter ( 1931–2004 ) Playwright , born in east London, educated at Stroud Grammar School. His first real success came with The Ruling Class ( 1969 ), a bizarre farce exploring the mechanics of power, but despite his prolific output he did not sustain this success. The follow‐up, Leonardo's Last Supper ( 1969 ), weighs up the economic advantages of a dead Leonardo da Vinci over a live one. His plays espouse an extreme black comedy, fitting for a writer who so venerated Ben Jonson . His use of humour to question and unsettle characterizes Bewitched...

Barnes, Peter

Barnes, Peter (1931–2004)   Quick reference

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

..., Peter ( 1931–2004 ) British dramatist and screenwriter ; works include Time of the Barracudas ( 1963 ) Drama Sclerosis ( 1965 ) Drama The Ruling Class ( 1968 ) Drama Leonardo's Last Supper ( 1969 ) Drama Noonday Demons ( 1969 ) Drama The Alchemist ( 1970 ) Drama Lulu ( 1970 ) Drama The Devil is an Ass ( 1973 ) Drama The Bewitched ( 1974 ) Drama For All Those Who Get Despondent ( 1976 ) Drama The Frontiers of Farce ( 1976 ) Drama The Purging ( 1976 ) Drama The Singer ( 1976 ) Drama Bartholomew Fair...

Barnes, Peter

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

..., Peter ( 1931–2004 ), British dramatist , born in London, educated at Stroud Grammar School. He was a film critic, a film story editor, and a screenwriter before he turned his attention to the theatre. His first successful work was The Ruling Class ( 1968 ), a ‘baroque comedy’ satirizing a supposedly decadent and moribund British aristocracy in scathing terms. It was followed by other plays ambitious in terms of both style and content, several of them dealing sceptically and sardonically with political and religious subjects, many of them consciously...

Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes (1931–2004)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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Quotations
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...0Peter Peter Barnes 1931 – 2004 English dramatist claire : How do you know you're…God? earl of gurney : Simple. When I pray to Him I find I'm talking to myself. The Ruling Class (1969) act 1, sc. 4 know you're…God know you're… God pray to Him talking to myself talking to ...

Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes  

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(1931–2004)Playwright, born in east London, educated at Stroud Grammar School. His first real success came with The Ruling Class (1969), a bizarre farce exploring the mechanics of power, but ...
Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...predecessors King Lear and Macbeth , although external evidence suggests that it cannot have been written much later. Echoes of its phraseology have been detected in Samuel Daniel ’s revision of his play on the same subject, Cleopatra , published in 1607 , and in Barnabe Barnes’s play The Devil’s Charter , acted by the King’s Men in February 1607 , so in all probability Antony and Cleopatra enjoyed its first performances late in 1606 . It was entered in the Stationers’ Register on 20 May 1608 . Text: Despite this entry, the play was not printed...

The Tempest

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Michael Dobson, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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...sympathetic as his master. The play had already come to function for some as an allegory about slavery and colonialism by the 1840s, when the Brough brothers’ burlesque The Enchanted Isle depicted Caliban as a black abolitionist who sings the ‘Marseillaise’, and Charlotte Barnes hybridized the play (in The Forest Princess , 1844 ) with the story of Pocahontas. During the 20th century this view would be developed by many anti-colonial writers, particularly Octave Mannoni in East Africa , and would become a commonplace of cultural materialist and ...

27 The History of the Book in the Iberian Peninsula

27 The History of the Book in the Iberian Peninsula   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...in 1554 , and at Portugal in 1581 ( see index librorum prohibitorum ). The Lactancio was printed on its own (bearing a *false imprint ) in Spanish at Paris in 1586 . Another edition ( Dialogo en que particularmente se tratan las cosas acaecidas en Roma , Oxford: Joseph Barnes, 1586 ), was produced by Antonio del Corro , whose Protestantism obliged him to leave Spain. At the insistence of the earl of Leicester, he was appointed theological censor at *Christ Church, Oxford ( 1578–86 ); he founded the Spanish Protestant Church. Queen Elizabeth I ’s...

16 The History of Illustration and its Technologies

16 The History of Illustration and its Technologies   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...as Holman Hunt and Edward Burne-Jones, to make increasingly bold designs, but also spurring the group known today as the ‘Idyllic School’ to produce distinguished work. Among these practitioners were George John Pinwell , John William North , Frederick Walker , and Robert Barnes . In 1857 , *Moxon published an edition of Tennyson’s poems, now known as the Moxon Tennyson, containing designs by Millais, Rosssetti, and Hunt in the new style, and others by artists such as J. C. Horsley and William Mulready , still highly reminiscent of the 1840s . The...

19 The Electronic Book

19 The Electronic Book   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...Some, such as netLibrary, offered digital downloads; others, including *Perseus , Questia, ACLS Humanities E-Book, and Oxford Scholarship Online, offered online access through institutional or individual subscription. Still others—ranging from large-print booksellers (e.g. *Barnes & Noble and *amazon.com ), to publishers’ own online stores, to dedicated online electronic booksellers—followed a retail model, selling one e-book at a time. A commercial avatar of PG appeared in Google Book Search, which promised vast amounts of content free to users, but its...

Sensibility

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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Oxford University Press

...Sade , New York, 1974; Campbell, C. , The Romantic Ethic and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism , Oxford, 1987; Langford, P. , A Polite and Commercial People: England, 1727–1783 , Oxford, 1989; Lawrence, C. , ‘The Nervous System and Society in the Scottish Enlightenment’, in B. Barnes & S. Shapin , eds., Natural Order: Historical Studies of Scientific Culture , Beverly Hills, Calif., & London, 1979; Pocock, J. G. A. , Virtue, Commerce and History: Essays on Political Thought and History, Chiefly in the Eighteenth Century , Cambridge, 1985; Poovey, M. , ...

Feydeau, Georges

Feydeau, Georges (8 Dec. 1862)   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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696 words

...pain and guilt; lost in a universe ignorant of our existence. We recognize them and laugh; but our laughter is tinged with relief that it is someone else who, for once, is suffering endless comic humiliations at the hands of that ridiculous, banal demon called ‘chance’. Peter Barnes Stuart E. Baker , Georges Feydeau and the Aesthetics of Farce (1981) Leonard C. Pronko , Georges Feydeau ...

Charlotte Mary Sanford Barnes

Charlotte Mary Sanford Barnes  

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(1818–63),American actress and dramatist, the daughter of John Barnes (1761–1841), who went with his wife Mary from Drury Lane to the Park Theatre, New York, where they remained for ...
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A very large flat piece of (usually) painted fabric hanging from a batten to the stage floor and running the length of the stage, to mask the view backstage and ...

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