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Sisters Rosensweig

(1992), a comedy by Wendy Wasserstein. [Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 556 perf.] The three Rosensweig sisters were born and bred in a very ethnic Brooklyn neighborhood, but each has ...

Sisters Rosensweig, The

Sisters Rosensweig, The (1992)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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... Rosensweig, The ( 1992 ) , a comedy by Wendy Wasserstein . [ Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre , 556 perf.] The three Rosensweig sisters were born and bred in a very ethnic Brooklyn neighborhood, but each has come far in the world. Sara (Jane Alexander ) is an international banker who has been married a few times and now finds herself attracted, against her better judgment, to the Jewish furrier Melvyn Kant ( Robert Klein ). Gorgeous Teitelbaum (Madeline Kahn ) is famous in Boston for giving advice on her radio show. Pfeni ( Frances McDormand ) is a renowned...

Sisters Rosensweig

Sisters Rosensweig  

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(1992),a comedy by Wendy Wasserstein. [Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 556 perf.] The three Rosensweig sisters were born and bred in a very ethnic Brooklyn neighborhood, but each has come ...
Kahn, Madeline

Kahn, Madeline (1942–99)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...her operatic skills in the musicals Two by Two ( 1970 ) and On the Twentieth Century ( 1978 ), but Kahn's finest performances were in comedy‐dramas, such as her not‐so‐dumb blonde Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday ( 1989 ) and her outspoken radio hostess Gorgeous in The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992...

Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy (18 Oct. 1950)   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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...the women's movement through the eyes of one woman and her peers, she compassionately examines the hopes and conflicts of the contemporary, educated, well-spoken woman who is seeking independence without losing romance. She has written several other plays, including The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ) and An American Daughter ( 1997 ). Jane House C. Barnett , Wendy Wasserstein: A Casebook (1999) G. Ciociola , Wendy Wasserstein: Dramatizing Women, Their Choices and Their Boundaries ...

Alexander [Quigley], Jane

Alexander [Quigley], Jane (28 Oct. 1939)   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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...black prize-fighter, Jack Jefferson . She followed this with further critical acclaim, playing Lavinia in Mourning Becomes Electra ( 1972 ) and making appearances in First Monday in October ( 1978 ), Monday after the Miracle ( 1982 ), Shadowlands ( 1990 ) and The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ). She became the first performing artist to hold the prestigious position of chair of the National Endowment for the Arts ( 1993–97 ). She wrote about this in Command Performance: An Actress in the Theatre of Politics ( 2000 ). Helen...

Lipman, Maureen

Lipman, Maureen   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...Theatre at the *Old Vic ( 1971–3 ) and played Celia with the *Royal Shakespeare Company ( 1974 ). London productions have included *Shaw 's Candida ( 1976 ), *Bernstein 's Wonderful Town ( 1986 ), *Simon 's Lost in Yonkers ( 1992 ), *Wasserstein 's The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1994 ), and her one-person celebration of the work of Joyce Grenfell , Re: Joyce (from 1988 ). She was in *Nunn 's revival of Oklahoma! for the National ( 1998 ) and joined the expanding list of actresses to appear in Eve Ensler 's The Vagina Monologues ( 2001...

Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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178 words

...In Isn't It Romantic ( 1981 ) two young women grapple with the pressure to marry. The Heidi Chronicles ( 1988 ) follows the feminist movement and its disillusions through one woman's life; it won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony award. In The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ) three middle-aged sisters support and struggle with one another and come to terms with their Jewish heritage, while An American Daughter ( 1997 ) suggests pitfalls for women in public office. The last three plays were developed at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and directed by ...

Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy (1950–2006)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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162 words

...a funny but disturbing look at the residents of an exclusive girls' school. Her subsequent works of note include Isn't It Romantic ( 1981 ), about the trials and tribulations of two urban single women; the Pulitzer Prize –winning The Heidi Chronicles ( 1988 ); The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ); An American Daughter ( 1997 ), in which a renowned physician is attacked by the press; Old Money ( 2000 ), which explores two generations of wealth; and Third ( 2005 ), about a college professor whose liberal ideas are challenged by a young WASP. One of the...

Sullivan, Daniel

Sullivan, Daniel (1940)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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158 words

...at the Seattle Repertory Theatre , where he served as artistic director in the 1980s. His Seattle production of I'm Not Rappaport ( 1985 ) brought Sullivan back to Manhattan, where he has staged such critical successes as The Heidi Chronicles ( 1988 ), The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ), Dinner with Friends ( 1999 ), A Moon for the Misbegotten ( 2000 ), Proof ( 2000 ), Major Barbara ( 2001 ), The Retreat from Moscow ( 2003 ), Sight Unseen ( 2004 ), Brooklyn Boy ( 2005 ), Julius Caesar ( 2005 ), Rabbit Hole ( 2006 ), Accent on...

Alexander, Jane

Alexander, Jane   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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169 words

...Loomis in First Monday in October ( 1978 ), the cancer victim Joy Davidman in Shadowlands ( 1990 ), the vengeful millionairess Claire Zachanassian in The Visit ( 1992 ), and the international banker Sara Goode dealing with romance and her Jewish heritage in The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ). In the 1990s Alexander served as the chairwoman of the National Endowment for the...

Lipman, Maureen

Lipman, Maureen   Reference library

Adrienne Scullion

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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

...) and played Celia with the Royal Shakespeare Company ( 1974 ). London productions have included Shaw 's Candida ( 1976 ), Philip King's See How They Run ( 1984 ), Bernstein 's Wonderful Town ( 1986 ), Simon 's Lost in Yonkers ( 1992 ), Wasserstein 's The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1994 ), and her one-person celebration of the work of Joyce Grenfell , Re: Joyce (from 1988 ). She was in Nunn 's revival of Oklahoma! for the National ( 1998 ), took the role of Peggy Ramsay in Alan Plater's Peggy for You ( 1999 ), and joined the expanding...

Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy (1950–2006)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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Literature
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175 words

...Chronicles ( 1988 ), awarded a Pulitzer Prize. It is another inquiry into the nature and activities of women, with comic treatment as part of a serious overall theme. Bachelor Girls ( 1990 ) treats similar themes. The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ) is another “serious comedy,” about a reunion in London of three American Jewish sisters, and An American Daughter ( 1998 ) blends the comic and the cruel in the story of the overzealous public investigation of a woman who has been nominated for U.S. Surgeon General. Shiksa Goddess (Or, How I Spent My...

Wasserstein, Wendy

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Frazer Lively

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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

...In Isn't It Romantic ( 1981 ) two young women grapple with the pressure to marry. The Heidi Chronicles ( 1988 ) follows the feminist movement and its disillusions through one woman's life; it won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony award . In The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ) three middle-aged sisters support and struggle with one another and come to terms with their Jewish heritage, while An American Daughter ( 1997 ) suggests pitfalls for women in public office. The last three plays were developed at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and directed by ...

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Repertory Theatre   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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180 words

...the repertory. In 1983 the group moved into the 850‐seat Bagley Wright Theatre at the Seattle Center and added the 140‐seat PONCHO Forum space for new works. By the 1990s the Seattle Rep was sending such works as Wendy Wasserstein 's The Heidi Chronicles , The Sisters Rosensweig , and An American Daughter to Broadway, as well as plays by Neil Simon and other established playwrights. The company received the 1990 Tony Award for outstanding regional...

Kahn, Madeline

Kahn, Madeline (1942–1999)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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

...performance as film idol Lily Garland in the musical On the Twentieth Century . She had her own television series in the 1980s and appeared on many other programs and then made two triumphal returns to the nonmusical Broadway stage with Born Yesterday ( 1989 ) and The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ) before her premature death from cancer at the age of fifty-seven. Although Kahn made no movie musicals except the filmed revue Scrambled Feet ( 1983 ), she got to sing a song or two in a number of her movie...

Alexander, Jane

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Alan Woods

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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190 words

...Alexander began her acting career in regional theatres, coming to national attention in Howard Sackler's The Great White Hope ( 1967 ), first at Arena Stage in Washington, then in a commercial Broadway transfer. Major roles on stage ( Shadowlands , 1990 ; The Sisters Rosensweig , 1992 ), film ( The Cider House Rules , 1999 ; Brubaker , 1980 ), and television ( Playing for Time , 1980 ; In Love and War , 1987 ) followed, with Alexander's patrician appearance and cool emotional power usually featured. Alan...

Wasserstein, Wendy

Wasserstein, Wendy (1950–2006)   Reference library

Thomas S. Hischak

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

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2013

...Isn’t It Romantic ( 1981 ), about the trials and tribulations of two urban single women; the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Heidi Chronicles ( 1988 ), about an intelligent art historian whose growing up parallels the women's movement in America; The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ), about three successful Jewish sisters who try to balance their modern lives with their ethnic heritage; An American Daughter ( 1997 ), in which a renowned physician is attacked by the press for not being perceived as a typical American woman; Old Money ( 2000 ), which explores two...

Jews in American Theatre and Drama

Jews in American Theatre and Drama   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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... Green , Joseph Papp , Jerome Robbins , Stephen Sondheim , Neil Simon , and Jule Styne , as well as such performers as John Garfield and Eli Wallach . Some recent playwrights have focused their writing on the Jewish experience, such as Wendy Wasserstein in The Sisters Rosensweig ( 1992 ) and Tony Kushner in Angels in America ( 1993 ). The musical theatre continues to feature Jewish songwriters who also explore contemporary Jewishness, particularly William Finn in this three Marvin musicals. Not everyone has seen the large—disproportionately...

Linden Hal

Linden Hal   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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2009
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Music
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433 words

...in a revival of The Pajama Game , singing ‘A New Town Is A Blue Town’ and ‘Hey There’. With Barbara McNair he also sang the duets ‘Small Talk’ and ‘There Once Was A Man’. Later on Broadway, Linden was a cast replacement in the plays I’m Not Rappaport (1985) and The Sisters Rosensweig (1993), and he also appeared in the play The Gathering (2001). He appeared briefly as a replacement in a Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret that had been running since 1998. This version of the show starred Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles and Ron Rifkin as Herr...

The Motherland and the Welfare State in Mexico: Government Symbols, Programs, and Visions, 1943–1970

The Motherland and the Welfare State in Mexico: Government Symbols, Programs, and Visions, 1943–1970   Reference library

Alicia Azuela de la Cueva

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture

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2019
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History, Regional and National History
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10,001 words
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...del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (México City: Artes de México-IMSS, 2006), 85. 20. An article titled “La colonia ‘Unidad Independencia’ da la impresión de ser Utopía” was published in the Dutch periodical Gooi en Eemlander . Benito Coquet and Alfonso de Rosensweig Díaz, general director of the Diplomatic Service, Europe Department, Asia, and Africa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, México, DF, December 20, 1961, case number ah 003, 76/82, S, 55, 14263 Unidad de Habitación y Servicios Sociales, Centro Único de Información “Ignacio...

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