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A: Tom Taylor Pf: 1863, London Pb: 1863 G: Melodrama in 4 ...

Ticket‐Of‐Leave Man, The

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...‐OfLeave Man, The ( 1863 ). Tom Taylor 's English play, about a parolee whose trusting disposition leads to misadventures, was first played in New York in 1863 , six months after its London premiere. The play was a huge success, with W. J. Florence in the principal role of Bob Brierly. Numerous revivals followed for the rest of the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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2015

...-of-Leave Man, The Author(s): Tom Taylor Date/place of 1st performance: 1863 , London Date of 1st publication: 1863 Genre: Melodrama in 4 acts Setting/time of action: Tea Gardens, May's room, an office, an inn, a street, and a churchyard, London, late 1850s to early 1860s Cast: 9m, 3f, extras Robert Brierly , a young Lancashire lad, is tasting the pleasures of London for the first time. He falls easy prey to a pair of criminals, Melter Moss and James Dalton. Dalton lends him money in the form of a forged note. When Brierly changes this for...

Ticket-Of-Leave Man

Ticket-Of-Leave Man  

A: Tom Taylor Pf: 1863, London Pb: 1863 G: Melodrama in 4 acts S: Tea Gardens, May's room, an office, an inn, a street, and a churchyard, London, late 1850s to early 1860s C: 9m, 3f, extrasRobert ...
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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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6,051 words
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Oxford University Press

...pace by a member of staff, a practice not discontinued until 1810 . The bookseller William Hutton of Birmingham was enraged in 1785 when he was whisked past ‘ten thousand rarities’ in thirty minutes flat, and this after paying a scalper two shillings for a ticket. The Museum primarily served men of letters and artists in this period; in the words of a Parliamentary Act of 1808 , ‘gratifying the curiosity of the multitudes, who incessantly resort to it in quest of amusement’ was regarded as ‘a popular though far less useful application of the Institution’....

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Name of a detective in the play The Ticket-of-Leave Man by Tom Taylor (1817–80), English dramatist; also portrayed in the comic strip Hawkshaw the Detective by Augustus Charles (‘Gus’) Mager ...
Charles R. Thorne

Charles R. Thorne  

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(1814?–93), actor and manager.The son of a New York merchant, he made his debut at the Park Theatre in 1829 and continued to perform for fifty years. He was ...
Justice

Justice  

A: John Galsworthy. Pf: 1910, London Pb: 1910 G: Trag. in 4 acts S: A lawyer's office, a law court, and a prison, 1900s C: 17m, 1f, extrasWilliam Falder is a diligent and honest clerk in the legal ...
Robert Moore

Robert Moore  

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(1927?–84), director.He began his career as an actor in the late 1940s, initially using the name of Brennan Moore, then for a decade he acted and directed at numerous ...
David Warfield

David Warfield  

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(1866–1951)American actor. Born David Wohlfeld in San Francisco, in 1888 he had his first speaking role in Taylor's The Ticket-of-Leave Man. Moving to New York in 1890, he did ...
Jews in American Theatre and Drama

Jews in American Theatre and Drama  

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Jewish immigration to America began in the mid‐17th century and small enclaves developed in Rhode Island, New Amsterdam, and several other more tolerant settlements. Because their numbers and ...
Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine  

A: Willy Russell Pf: 1986, Liverpool Pb: 1988 G: Monodrama in 2 acts S: Kitchen of Shirley's house, Liverpool, and Greek seaside village, 1980s C: 1fShirley Bradshaw, née Valentine, is a lonely ...
Christine Storch

Christine Storch  

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(Strauss: Intermezzo). Sop. Wife of the conductor Robert Storch and mother of young Franz. She has an apparently shrewish nature, in contrast to her rather placid husband. In fact, she complains to ...
Billy Florence

Billy Florence  

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(1831–91)American actor. Born in Albany as Bernard Conlin, in 1849 he made his stage debut in Richmond, Virginia, playing Tobias in Dunlap's The Stranger. His New York bow came ...
Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor  

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(1817–80), playwright.The English‐born journalist‐turned‐dramatist enjoyed tremendous success in America with both his domestic comedies and exciting melodramas. His biggest hits included the ...
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... In US politics, the party list of candidates in an election, as: ‘I intend to vote for the straight Republican ticket.’ Ticket of leave A warrant given to convicts to have their liberty on condition of good behaviour, hence, ‘ticket-of-leave man’, a convict freed from prison but obliged to report himself to the police from to time until his sentence was completed. The system no longer exists and has been superseded by that of parole. The lady patroness of Michaelis, the ticket-of-leave apostle of humanitarian hopes, was one of the most influential and...

Taylor, Tom

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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2004
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Performing arts, Theatre
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...comedies and exciting melodramas. His biggest hits included the controversial Still Waters Run Deep ( 1855 ); the comedy Our American Cousin ( 1858 ), which was being performed when Lincoln was shot; The Overland Route ( 1860 ); and the early detective play The TicketofLeave Man ( 1863...

Taylor, Tom

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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2011

...Tom ( 1817–80 ) , civil servant in the Board of Health and later the Sanitary Department; playwright famous for The Ticket-of Leave Man ( 1863 ) which Trollope knew well; editor of Punch ( 1874–80 ) after Shirley *Brooks . Taylor was among those supporting Trollope 's election to the Garrick. Trollope joined Taylor , Millais , and Frith in setting up a fund for Brooks's widow and sons. Always the willing work-horse, Trollope was treasurer, which involved much correspondence over several months. £2,000 was raised. RCT R. C....

Moore, Robert

Moore, Robert (1927?–84)   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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100 words

...using the name of Brennan Moore, then for a decade he acted and directed at numerous regional theatres. Moore's first New York directorial assignment was a 1961 Off‐Broadway revival of The TicketofLeave Man , but he did not gain major recognition until he staged The Boys in the Band ( 1968 ). His subsequent successes included Promises, Promises ( 1968 ), The Last of the Red Hot Lovers ( 1969 ), The Gingerbread Lady ( 1970 ), Lorelei ( 1974 ), Deathtrap ( 1978 ), They're Playing Our Song ( 1979 ), and Woman of the Year ( 1981...

Taylor, Tom

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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257 words

...critic of The Times , editor of Punch ( 1874–80 ), and professor of English in London. He wrote or adapted around 80 plays. His adaptations show an acute understanding of dramatic narrative, a good example being A Tale of Two Cities ( 1860 ), which he wrote in consultation with *Dickens . The *comedy Our American Cousin is famous for establishing *Sothern 's reputation in 1858 ; it is infamous for being performed at Ford's Theatre in Washington when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes *Booth in 1865 . The Ticket-of-Leave Man ( 1863...

Farren, Nellie

Farren, Nellie (1848–1904)   Reference library

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

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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153 words

...herself was a favourite at the old Gaiety Theatre from 1868 until her retirement in 1891 . Being small and slight, she specialized in the playing of boys' parts—Smike in Dickens 's Nicholas Nickleby , Sam Willoughby in Tom Taylor 's Ticket-of-Leave Man , and the cheeky Cockney lads in H. J. Byron 's burlesques and...

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