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Seymour Hicks

(b. Jersey, 30 Jan. 1871; d. Fleet, Hants, 6 April 1949)

Actor, playwright and manager. His stage career began in 1887 and he was popular on both sides of the ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0Seymour Seymour Hicks 1871 – 1949 English actor -manager and writer You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look. C. R. D. Pulling They Were Singing ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
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Quotations
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65 words

...0Seymour Seymour Hicks 1871 – 1949 English actor -manager and writer You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look. C. R. D. Pulling They Were Singing (1952) first sign of old age how young the policemen look how young the policemen ...

Hicks, Edward Seymour

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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106 words

..., Edward Seymour ( 1871–1949 ) English *actor-manager and dramatist . He first appeared at the Grand, Islington ( 1887 ), subsequently *toured America with the *Kendals , and co-produced Under the Clock ( 1893 ), the first *revue staged in London. Early successes included Walker London ( 1892 ) and *Barrie 's Quality Street ( 1904 ). He wrote light *comedies and Christmas plays (such as Bluebell in Fairyland ). He built the Aldwych Theatre ( 1905 ), the Globe ( 1907 )—opening both with his own plays—and took over Daly 's ( 1934 ). During...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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125 words

..., Edward Seymour ( 1871–1949 ) English actor-manager and dramatist. He first appeared at the Grand, Islington ( 1887 ), subsequently toured America with the Kendals , and co-produced Under the Clock ( 1893 ), the first revue staged in London . Early successes included Walker London ( 1892 ) and J. M. Barrie 's Quality Street ( 1904 ). He wrote light comedies and Christmas plays (such as Bluebell in Fairyland ). He built the Aldwych Theatre ( 1905 ), the Globe ( 1907 )—opening both with his own plays—and took over Daly's ( 1934 )....

Hicks, [Edward] Seymour

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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187 words

..., [Edward] Seymour (b. Jersey , 30 Jan. 1871 ; d. Fleet, Hants , 6 April 1949 ) Actor , playwright and manager . His stage career began in 1887 and he was popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He wrote and appeared in Under the Clock ( 1895 ), one of London's first revues , and was at home in music hall , musical comedy and straight drama. Married to Ellaline Terriss , with whom he shared an extensive theatre and film career, Hicks wrote many plays, such as A Runaway Girl ( 1898 ); a Christmas classic, Bluebell in Fairyland ( 1901 ); The...

Hicks, Sir (Edward) Seymour

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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:
262 words

..., Sir (Edward) Seymour ( 1871–1949 ), English dramatist and actor-manager. He began his stage career in 1887 , and was for a long time with the Kendals , both in England and America. He also produced the first revue seen in London, Under the Clock ( 1893 ). In the course of his long career he topped the bill in the music-halls and appeared with equal success in musical comedy and straight plays, being particularly admired as Valentine Brown in Barrie 's Quality Street ( 1902 ). Among his numerous plays the most successful were Bluebell in...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
663 words

...For Amateurs , Seymour Hicks . Cassell (UK).1931. Between Ourselves , Seymour Hicks . Cassell (UK).1930. Chestnuts Reroasted: A Collection Of Perhaps Funny Stories , Seymour Hicks . Hodder & Stoughton (UK).1926. Difficulties: An Attempt To Help , Seymour Hicks . Cornstalk (Australia).1924. Hail Fellow Well Met , Seymour Hicks . Staples Press (UK).1949. Hullo Australians , Seymour Hicks . Duckworth (UK).1925. If I Were Your Father , Seymour Hicks . Staples Press (UK).1948. Laugh With Me: Some Of The World's Best Stories , Seymour Hicks . Cassell...

Seymour Hicks

Seymour Hicks  

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(b. Jersey, 30 Jan. 1871; d. Fleet, Hants, 6 April 1949)Actor, playwright and manager. His stage career began in 1887 and he was popular on both sides of the ...
Bluebell In Fairyland

Bluebell In Fairyland  

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This ‘musical dream play’ opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in London on 18 December 1901. The book was by Seymour Hicks, who also starred with his wife, Ellaline Terriss, and ...
Catch Of The Season

Catch Of The Season  

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An early musical retelling of the Cinderella fable, The Catch Of The Season was presented by the renowned producer Charles Frohman, and starred one of London’s most familiar theatrical figures ...
Phyllis Dare

Phyllis Dare  

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B. Phyllis Constance Haddie Dones, 15 August 1890, London, England, d. 27 April 1975, Brighton, East Sussex, England. With older sister, Zena Dare (b. Zena Dones, 4 February 1887, London ...
Shop Girl

Shop Girl  

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Opening at London’s Gaiety Theatre on 24 November 1894, the plot depicts the return to London of a man made very rich in America who intends handing over a fortune ...
Ada Reeve

Ada Reeve  

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B. Adelaide Mary Reeve, 3 March 1874, London, England, d. 5 October 1966, London, England. Reeve appeared in pantomime at the age of four and at six played a dramatic ...
Ellaline Terriss

Ellaline Terriss  

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B. Ellaline Lewin, 13 April 1872, Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, d. 16 June 1971, Richmond, Surrey, England. After appearing in several frothy musical comedies on the London stage, Terriss became ...
Victoria Palace

Victoria Palace  

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London, in Victoria Street, opposite Victoria Station. This stands on the site of the Royal Standard Hotel, whose manager John Moy obtained a licence in 1840 for the presentation of ...
Douglas Furber

Douglas Furber  

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B. Lewin Michael Sultan, 13 May 1885, London, England, d. 20 February 1961, London, England. After appearing successfully in shows in London, in 1924 Furber appeared on Broadway in André ...
Felix Aylmer

Felix Aylmer  

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(b. Corsham, Wilts, 21 Feb. 1889; d. Sussex, 2 Sept. 1979)Actor. His long and distinguished career on the West End stage (starting with Seymour Hicks in 1911) and in ...
Gladys Cooper

Gladys Cooper  

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(b. Lewisham, London, 18 Dec. 1888; d. Henley, Oxon, 17 Dec. 1971)Actress and manager. She was a much photographed postcard beauty when she was in the chorus and later ...
Wini Shaw

Wini Shaw  

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B. Winifred Shaw, 25 February 1910, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 2 May 1982, New York City, New York, USA. (Although some sources state that she was born Winifred Lei ...
Nancy Price

Nancy Price  

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(b. Kinver, Worcs, 3 Feb. 1880; d. Worthing, W. Sussex, 31 March 1970)Actress and manager who played hundreds of roles and directed more than 80 plays. She founded in ...

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