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Rosie Lee

Rosie Lee, British rhyming slang for ‘tea’, appears to have originated in the early years of the twentieth century. It is first recorded in Edward Fraser and John Gibbons's ...

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013

... Lee Rosie Lee , British rhyming slang for ‘ tea ’, appears to have originated in the early years of the twentieth century. It is first recorded in Edward Fraser and John Gibbons's Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases ( 1925 ). The truncated rosie was not long in following: ‘We'll 'ave the Rosie now, George’, J. B. Priestley, Good Companions ( 1929...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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20 words
Rosie Lee

Rosie Lee  

Rosie Lee, British rhyming slang for ‘tea’, appears to have originated in the early years of the twentieth century. It is first recorded in Edward Fraser and John Gibbons's Soldier and Sailor Words ...
Transitions and Trajectories: Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire

Transitions and Trajectories: Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire   Reference library

Barbara Geller

Oxford History of the Biblical World

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2022
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Religion
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14,334 words
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Oxford University Press

...that Jesus' followers included both men and women. Mary of Magdala was almost certainly among his innermost circle of disciples. Perhaps the varied and important roles available to women in the earliest phase of Christianity were the church's equivalent of the “Rosie the Riveter” phenomenon in the United States during World War II. That is, in times of political, social, and spiritual revolution, women have often had exceptional ranges of opportunities. However, during the periods of increasing stabilization that typically follow, many of...

Laurie Lee

Laurie Lee  

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(1914–96),memoirist: b. Stroud; childhood in Slad; educ. Slad, Stroud, and Reading; moves back to Slad; spends time in London (Chelsea); d. and is buried in Slad 1997. Cider with Rosie 1959, As I ...
Lee, Laurie

Lee, Laurie (1914–96)   Reference library

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

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2009
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Literature, Society and culture
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44 words

..., Laurie ( 1914–96 ), memoirist : b. Stroud ; childhood in Slad ; educ. Slad , Stroud , and Reading ; moves back to Slad ; spends time in London ( Chelsea ); d. and is buried in Slad 1997 . Cider with Rosie 1959 , As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning 1969...

Lee, Laurie

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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70 words

..., Laurie ( 1914–97 ) English writer . Lee's collections of poetry include The Sun My Monument ( 1944 ) and My Many-Coated Man ( 1955 ). He is best known for his autobiography Cider with Rosie (US: The Edge of Day , 1959 ), and his accounts of travels in Spain during the Spanish Civil War - As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning ( 1969 ) and A Moment of War ( 1991 ). He also wrote short...

Lee, Laurie

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

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2013
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..., Laurie ( 1914–97 ) Writer . His volumes of poetry ( The Sun my Monument , 1944 ; The Bloom of Candles , 1947 ; My Many‐Coated Man , 1955 ) show a sensuous apprehension of the natural world, as does his best‐known work, the widely popular Cider with Rosie ( 1959 ), a highly evocative and nostalgic account of his country boyhood in a secluded Cotswold valley. It describes a vanished rural world of home‐made wine, village school, church outings; Lee described himself as a chance witness of ‘the end of a thousand years' life’. The ‘Rosie’ of the title...

Lee, Laurie

Lee, Laurie (1914–97)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
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258 words

...Rosie ( 1959 ), a highly evocative and nostalgic account of his country boyhood in a secluded Cotswold valley. It describes a vanished rural world of home‐made wine, village school, church outings, ‘a world of silence…of hard work and necessary patience…of white roads, rutted by hooves and cartwheels, innocent of oil and petrol’; Lee described himself as a chance witness of ‘the end of a thousand years' life’. The ‘Rosie’ of the title is a village girl who ‘baptized [him] with her cidrous kisses’ behind a haycock. A second autobiographical volume, As I Walked...

Slad

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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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330 words

...rooks in the chimneys, frogs in the cellar, mushrooms on the ceiling, and all for three and sixpence a week. From the ages of 4 to 12 Lee attended the Slad village school. Cider with Rosie was followed by As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning ( 1969 ), which begins with Lee's departure from Stroud and takes him down to London and Spain. When Cider with Rosie appeared to such success in 1959 , Lee bought himself Rose Cottage, and remained in Slad—at home there and at The Woolpack pub—for the rest of his life. He died there on 13 May 1997 ,...

Hampstead Theatre Club

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Baz Kershaw

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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

...the multi-purpose Moreland Hall in 1959 , producing London premières of plays by Pinter and Ionesco . In 1962 it occupied a prefabricated hut in Swiss Cottage, whose simple end-on stage and 150-seat auditorium proved effective for adaptations, including Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie ( 1963 ) and Aubrey's Brief Lives ( 1967 ), both transferring to the West End. Relocating in 1970 to a nearby bigger, steeply raked theatre, successive directors—including James Roose Evans , Michael Rudman , and Michael Attenborough— created risky programmes...

Lee, Laurie

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

...Winter ( 1955 ) describes his travels in Franco's post-war Spain. The publication of Cider with Rosie ( 1959 ), an account of his boyhood in a Cotswold village, brought him world-wide popular and critical acclaim; the work remains one of the outstanding evocations of childhood in English, conveying its experiences with memorable freshness and clarity. The childhood so convincingly recreated ends with the narrator's first taste of cider and the kisses of Rosie, a village girl. A sequel, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning ( 1969 ), follows the narrator...

Up in Central Park

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
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414 words

... choreographed the musical numbers, most memorably an ice skating scene right out of a Currier and Ives lithograph. The Michael Todd production ran 504 performances, Romberg's last hit. Maureen Cannon reprised her Rosie Moore in a 1947 limited engagement at the City Center, which featured Earle MacVeigh as John and Malcolm Lee Beggs as Boss Tweed. Up in Central Park (Universal 1948 ) tossed out all but two of the stage songs and producer Karl Tunberg 's screenplay removed much of the politics and concentrated on the lovers, played by the...

Lee, Laurie

Lee, Laurie (1914–97)   Reference library

A. T. Tolley

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

..., Laurie ( 1914–97 ) Born, the eleventh of twelve children, in Stroud in Gloucestershire, where he went to school. He described those among whom he grew up as the country's first literate peasantry, the inheritors of an oral tradition of language. He left home at 19 and walked to London, where he worked as a labourer. In 1935 he went to Spain, supporting himself by playing his violin in the streets or cafés. In the Second World War he worked as a script-writer and in the Ministry of Information. His first volume of autobiography, Cider With Rosie ( 1959...

Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie (1960)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
270 words

...Bye Birdie ( 1960 ) , a musical comedy by Michael Stewart (book), Charles Strouse (music), Lee Adams (lyrics). [Martin Beck Theatre, 607 perf.; Tony Award.] When the popular rock star Conrad Birdie ( Dick Gautier ) is about to be drafted, his agent Albert Peterson ( Dick Van Dyke ), arranges a coup he hopes will keep revenues coming in during Birdie's army stint, allow him to escape from his possessive mother, Mae ( Kay Medford ), and free him to marry Rosie Grant (Chita Rivera ). Birdie will go to a small American town, and, televised to the nation,...

Hampstead Theatre

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
212 words

...Hampstead, in 1959 , the first London productions of Pinter 's The Room and The Dumb Waiter being seen there in 1960 . In 1962 the theatre moved to its own prefabricated premises at Swiss Cottage; among many notable productions on its open-end stage were Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie ( 1963 ) and Roy Dotrice 's solo performance as John Aubrey in Brief Lives ( 1967 ). In 1970 the building was moved to a new site near by, where the theatre, seating 157, enhanced its reputation, its numerous West End transfers including Michael Frayn 's ...

Jackson, Wanda

Jackson, Wanda (20 Oct 1937)   Reference library

Lisa MacKinney

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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

...song that reached number 29 on the pop charts. After spending several years on the Vegas circuit, Jackson embraced Christianity in 1971 and made religiously themed recordings for the Word and Myrrh labels. She returned to rockabilly in 1985 , and recordings and a tour with Rosie Flores followed, as well as shows in Europe, where Jackson has remained in demand. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 and is acknowledged as the Queen of Rockabilly. Jackson recorded a critically acclaimed album, The Party Ain’t Over (Nonesuch), with...

Outsider art

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
512 words

...from society, their work reflecting fantasy environments, unbalanced mental conditions or extreme religious states. Two of the best examples are watercolor artist Henry Darger ( 1892–1973 ), whose childhood was spent in an institution for the mentally ill, and quilt artist Rosie Lee Tompkins ( 1936–2006 ), whose compositions are filled with spiritual symbolism. An art market has developed for outsider art since the early 1990s, and some critics believe that the essential “outsider” quality of work by living artists has become contaminated by market demands...

No, No, Nanette

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
768 words

...to the Breeze,” the bouncy “Too Many Rings Around Rosie,” the jazzy “You Can Dance With Any Girl at All,” the mock blues number “Where Has My Hubby Gone? Blues,” and the vivacious title song. The original company spent so much time on the road during the tryout tour that some of the songs were already nationwide hits by the time No, No, Nanette opened in New York. In fact, the London company opened before the Broadway production. H. H. Frazee produced and directed the New York show, Sammy Lee did the agile choreography, and the musical ran 321...

Russell, George

Russell, George (23 June 1923)   Reference library

James G. Roy, Carman Moore, and J. Bradford Robinson/R

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
684 words

...Odjenar, sextet, 1949 ; Lydian M–1, jazz ens, 1955 ; Ballad of Hix Blewitt, jazz ens, 1956 ; Concerto for Billy the Kid, sextet, 1956 ; The Day John Brown was Hanged, qnt, 1956 ; Knights of the Steamtable, sextet, 1956 ; Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub, sextet, 1956 ; All about Rosie, jazz group, 1957 ; Stratusphunk, sextet, 1958 ; Jazz in the Space Age, 1960 ; Now and Then, 1965 ; Takin’ Lydia Home, sextet, 1965 Many arrs. for jazz ens of works by other composers, incl. D. Baker, C. Bley, and M. Davis Principal publisher: Russ-Hix Bibliography GroveJ G....

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