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Peter Stone

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(1930–2003). Stage, film, and television writer. A very successful author of Broadway musical hits and film comedies, he was also a valued play “doctor” who made uncredited ...

Stone, Peter

Stone, Peter (1930–2003)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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107 words

..., Peter ( 1930–2003 ), librettist . He was born in Los Angeles, the son of a writer‐movie producer, and educated at Bard College and Yale. Although he wrote a few plays and many television and film scripts, he is most known in theatre for his librettos for Broadway musicals. His credits include Kean ( 1961 ), Skyscraper ( 1965 ), 1776 ( 1969 ), Two By Two ( 1970 ), Sugar ( 1972 ), Woman of the Year ( 1981 ), The Will Rogers Follies ( 1991 ), and Titanic ( 1997 ). Stone was also a reliable play doctor, rewriting such musicals as My One...

Stone, Peter

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
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Performing arts, Music
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222 words

..., Peter ( 1930–2003 ). Stage, film, and television writer . A very successful author of Broadway musical hits and film comedies, he was also a valued play “doctor” who made uncredited contributions to many stage works. Stone was born in Los Angeles, the son of a writer–producer, and educated at Bard College and Yale University. After graduation he wrote novels, plays, and television scripts, and his Broadway bow came with his libretto for the musical Kean ( 1961 ). Two years later he wrote his first screenplay, Charade , based on his own novel, and went...

Stone, Peter

Stone, Peter (27 Feb 1930)   Reference library

Dominic McHugh

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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263 words

..., Peter ( Hess ) ( b Los Angeles, CA , 27 Feb 1930 ; d New, York, NY , 26 April 2003 ). Librettist for stage , film , and television . Born to scriptwriting parents, Stone studied at Bard College and Yale University before moving to Paris to work as a writer and news reader for CBS. He later became one of the most successful and respected writers for film, television, and the stage. Although perhaps best known for his screenplays for the romantic thrillers Charade ( 1963 ) and Arabesque ( 1966 ) and the comedy Father Goose ( 1964 , for...

Stone Peter

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Music
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444 words

... Peter b. 27 February 1930, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 26 April 2003, New York City, New York, USA. After studying at Yale University, Stone wrote librettos and screenplays from the early 60s. His libretto for Kean (1961) was uninspired and so, too, was the production, and although the show had music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest it was a failure. Also unsuccessful was Skyscraper (1965), but Stone’s libretto was nominated for a Tony Award . Meanwhile, he had won an Emmy for his television work and his screenplays were being...

Peter Stone

Peter Stone  

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(1930–2003).Stage, film, and television writer. A very successful author of Broadway musical hits and film comedies, he was also a valued play “doctor” who made uncredited contributions to many ...
Historic Churches

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David Hey

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,420 words
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Oxford University Press

...wealthy rebuilt with imported stone in the later Middle Ages. Proximity to the coast or a navigable river enabled stone to be brought long distances. In East Anglia the great churches that were built out of the profits of the cloth trade were constructed of rubble , with a veneer of knapped flints and imported limestone for the quoins and dressings. The humblest materials could be used to construct some very fine buildings. The earliest churches cannot be dated precisely, except in unusual circumstances: thus, a dedication stone at St Gregory, Kildale...

Family and Society

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Ralph Houlbrooke

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

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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6,144 words
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Oxford University Press

...and economy in Southwark. Surveys of classes or social groups offer another means of setting the family in a larger context. Some outstanding examples are S. L. Thrupp , The Merchant Class of Medieval London, 1300–1500 ( 1948 ), Lawrence Stone , The Crisis of the Aristocracy, 1558–1641 ( 1965 ), Peter Earle , The Making of the English Middle Class: Business, Society and Family Life in London 1660–1730 ( 1989 ), Margaret R. Hunt , The Middling Sort: Commerce, Gender, and the Family in England, 1680–1780 ( 1996 ), and Keith Snell , Annals of...

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans   Reference library

Aleksandra B. Vraneš

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
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History, Social sciences
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3,947 words
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Oxford University Press

...Europe. Skopje, Macedonia’s capital, became the capital of the Serbian empire in 1346 , but from the late 14 th century, the region was part of the Ottoman empire for about 500 years. Important Macedonian books were produced outside the country: Jakov of Kamena Reka (the Stone River) had a Cyrillic press in Venice in 1560s ; Hristofor Žefarovik’s Stemmatographia , containing portraits of Bulgarian and Serbian rulers and images of South Slavonic coats of arms, was published at Vienna in 1741 . In the 19 th century, when publishing in Macedonia...

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

... Tracing the Past: Sources for Local Studies in the Republic of Ireland ( 1985 ). For the North of Ireland, a comparable guide is Peter Collins , Pathways to Ulster's Past: Sources and Resources for Local Studies ( 1998 ). More detailed accounts exist for particular archives; especially useful are Margaret Griffith's A Short Guide to the Public Record Office of Ireland (on the National Archives since 1985 ) ( 1964 ), Peter Fox (ed.), Treasures of Trinity College Library ( 1986 ), and Noel Kissane (ed.), Treasures of the National Library of...

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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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
5,930 words
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Oxford University Press
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...History of Illustration and its Technologies Paul Goldman 1 Introduction 2 The age of woodcut 3 The age of metal 4 Advances in colour 5 The age of stone 6 The age of wood engraving and mass production 7 The book beautiful, livre d’artiste , and the private press 8 Contemporary illustration and the digital revolution 1 Introduction The impulse to illustrate text is of great antiquity and antedates the printed book by thousands of years. It is known that there were books written on wood in China datable to about the 13 th or 14 th century bc ,...

Towns

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David M. Palliser

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,140 words
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Oxford University Press

...and which was used for most of the tribal capitals. These, however, were legal terms; in physical terms, using archaeological evidence, what can be distinguished are large towns with regular street plans, major public buildings, and—increasingly from the 3rd century—earthwork or stone defences; and, in contrast, many small towns, often with an irregular street plan and no defences. The larger towns had markets and workshops, and some smaller towns had specialized industrial functions, such as Durobrivae ( Water Newton , Huntingdonshire) with its pottery...

Family History

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Anthony Camp

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,329 words
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Oxford University Press

...of Gloucestershire (posthumously published in 1791–2 ) shows. In this he was followed by numerous 19th‐century antiquaries and local historians, though many copied only a proportion of the inscriptions found. By the turn of the century several genealogists were copying all the stones in their areas, the work of William Blyth Gerish, who copied all the inscriptions in Hertfordshire, being a notable example. With the advent of the local family history societies in the 1970s, much more organized transcription has taken place, and several counties have been...

Popular Culture

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Charles Phythian-Adams

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,654 words
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Oxford University Press

...Church sought to assimilate the least objectionable aspects of paganism through deliberately coinciding Christian with heathen festivals, and the feasts that had accompanied the latter. It took far longer to suppress private superstitions concerning the worship of trees, standing stones, or wells. Although well‐worship needed official sanction from 1102 , the growing association of wells with particular saints—especially whether or not these were linked to churchyards—in fact left open the retention of personal beliefs in whatever may have been seen to lie...

Othello

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

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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4,092 words
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Oxford University Press
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...its unimpressive Venice sequences, Welles’s film, with its Moroccan location brilliantly exploited for dramatic contrasts, stands in a class of its own. Yutkevich’s Othello , shot in colour and originally with Russian dialogue, is profoundly memorable for its visual impact, with stone, sea, and sky as elements in the film’s language. Burge’s film of John Dexter’s National Theatre production is historically important for its capturing of Olivier’s immense performance, though his stage projection is somewhat overpowering for the camera. While Jonathan Miller ’s...

2 The Sacred Book

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
9,978 words
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Oxford University Press

..., *leather , or parchment (Jer. 36:14; Ezek. 2:9). Hebrew writing used Canaanite characters, which were eventually replaced with an Aramaic form of script known as the ‘square script’. The process of writing was accomplished by using metal implements for the hard surfaces of stone and metal. A stylus was used for writing on clay or wax, a brush for various materials with paint or ink, and a reed pen with ink. The prophetic literature is divided into the earlier prophets of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings, while the later prophets are Isaiah, Jeremiah,...

39 The History of the Book in the Indian Subcontinent

39 The History of the Book in the Indian Subcontinent   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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10,044 words
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Oxford University Press
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...first Marathi dictionary ( Shabdakosh ) in 1824 . The availability of Marathi type was a recurring problem, so a government lithographic printing unit was inaugurated with six machines. Printing by *lithography was considerably aided by the discovery in 1826 that the Kurnool stone was particularly suitable for lithographic use. For a period, lithography was preferred over typographical printing in government circles, principally owing to the large size and crude contours of the available type. As far as private initiatives were concerned, the Parsi trading...

Jargon

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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1,173 words
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Oxford University Press

...chicken pox = varicella ( /var-i- sel -ә/ ) chilblain = pernio ( / pәr -nee-oh/ ) clubfoot = talipes ( / tal -i-peez/ ) cut = laceration drunk = suffering from a hyperingestion of ethanol headache = cephalalgia ( /sef-әl- al -jee-ә/ ) heartburn = pyrosis ( /pɪ- roh -sis/ ) kidney stone = renal calculus measles = morbilli ( /mohr- bil -ɪ/ ) mumps = infectious parotitis ( /par-ә- tɪ -tis/ ) removal of a lung = pneumonectomy ( /noo-moh- nek -tә-mee/ ) scrape = abrade, abrasion set of symptoms = presentation short of breath = SOB sneeze = sternutation ( /stәr-nyoo-...

stone frigate

stone frigate  

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Royal Navy slang for a shore establishment.
Jay, Peter, And The Jaywalkers

Jay, Peter, And The Jaywalkers  

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Music
Originally based in East Anglia, England, the Jaywalkers, comprising Peter Miller (lead guitar), Tony Webster (rhythm guitar), Mac McIntyre (tenor saxophone/flute), Lloyd Baker (piano/baritone ...
Stone The Crows

Stone The Crows  

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Music
Singer Maggie Bell (b. 12 January 1945, Glasgow, Scotland) and guitarist Leslie Harvey (younger brother of Alex Harvey), served their musical apprenticeships in Glasgow’s Palais dance bands. In 1967 ...

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