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William Daniels

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(b. 1927), character actor. The loud, strident supporting player was born in Brooklyn, educated at Northwestern, and trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio before making ...

Daniels, William

Daniels, William (1927)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
128 words

..., William (b. 1927 ), character actor . The loud, strident supporting player was born in Brooklyn, educated at Northwestern, and trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio before making his New York debut in 1943 as one of the sons in Life with Father . Daniels was involved with important productions in the late 1950s and early 1960s, such as a replacement for the bitter Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger ( 1958 ) and originating the role of Peter in the first American production of The Zoo Story ( 1960 ). He also shone as the...

Daniels, William

Daniels, William (9 May 1813)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

..., William British , 19th century, male. Born 9 May 1813 , in Liverpool; died 13 October 1880 , in Liverpool. Painter , engraver . Genre scenes, portraits, animals. William Daniels was the son of a brickmaker from Liverpool. He learned drawing at the Royal Institution in Liverpool and then pursued a career as a wood engraver. Towards the end of his apprenticeship he established himself as a painter in Liverpool. Museum and Gallery Holdings Liverpool: Prisoner of Chillon ; Self-portrait ; Bandit ; Chess Players London (Victoria and Albert Mus.): ...

Daniels, William

Daniels, William (1927– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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

..., William ( 1927–  ). Stage, television, and film performer . The loud, strident character actor became a familiar face late in his career because of his television appearances but he has diversified theatre experience as well. Born in Brooklyn to a performing family, Daniels was on the stage from the age of four and first appeared on Broadway as one of the children in the long-running comedy Life With Father ( 1943 ). After attending Northwestern University, he trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio and appeared in some notable plays on and...

Daniels, George William

Daniels, George William (1878–1937)   Reference library

The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
794 words

..., George William ( 1878–1937 ) Daniels was born in Swinton, Manchester some time in 1838 , and died in Manchester in 1937 . He was educated at Ruskin College and then Manchester University, taking an MA and MCom from the latter some time before 1910 . He served the government as an advisor on trade during the First World War, and was appointed Stanley Jevons Professor of Political Economy at Manchester in 1920; he also became dean of the faculty of commerce and administration. He held both posts until his death. At Manchester, Daniels was a...

William Daniels

William Daniels  

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Music
(b. 1927), character actor.The loud, strident supporting player was born in Brooklyn, educated at Northwestern, and trained with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio before making his New York ...
George William Daniels

George William Daniels  

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(1878–1937)Daniels was born in Swinton, Manchester some time in 1838, and died in Manchester in 1937. He was educated at Ruskin College and then Manchester University, taking an MA ...
1 Writing Systems

1 Writing Systems   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,152 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
7

...this holistic view of writing systems is surely a healthy development that reflects the real relationship between writing and society in all its subtlety and complexity. Bibliography [ British Museum ,] Reading the Past (1990) M. Coe , Breaking the Maya Code , 2e (1999) P. Daniels and W. Bright , eds., The World’s Writing Systems (1996) J. Darnell , ed., Two Early Alphabetic Inscriptions from the Wadi El-Hol (2006) J. DeFrancis , The Chinese Language (1984) — Visible Speech (1989) A. Gardiner , ‘ The Egyptian Origin of the Semitic Alphabet ’, ...

Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr  

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Music
Soul/dance act comprising Sharon Bryant (vocals), David Lewis (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Jonathan Lewis (keyboards/trombone), Wayne Lewis (vocals/keyboards), Koran Daniels (saxophone), William ...
Whig Party

Whig Party  

A US political party of the second quarter of the 19th century. The Whig Party was formed in the mid‐1830s by those who opposed what was perceived as the executive tyranny of President Andrew ...
John Tyler

John Tyler  

(1790–1862)US Whig statesman, 10th President of the USA (1841–45). Successor to William Henry Harrison as President, he was noted for securing the annexation of Texas (1845). Throughout his political ...
1776

1776  

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Music
America’s obsession with its own history had already resulted in at least two Broadway musicals based on momentous national events before this show opened at the 46th Street Theatre on ...
Japan

Japan  

Japan had an enviable record for growth and prosperity, but its economic and political frailties have been exposedThough the Japanese archipelago has more than 1,000 islands, most of the territory ...
Humphry Repton

Humphry Repton  

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(1752–1818).Leading English landscape-designer after the death of ‘Capability’ Brown (1783). Repton responded to the fashion of the 1780s for a more truly ‘natural’ Picturesque approach than Brown's, ...
Daniels, Charles Neil

Daniels, Charles Neil (12 April 1878)   Reference library

William J. Schafer

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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

..., Charles Neil ( b Leavenworth, KS , 12 April 1878 ; d Los Angeles, CA , 23 Jan 1943 ). Songwriter and music publisher . He had popular success early in his career with the two-step “Margery” ( 1898 ), the song “You tell me your dream” ( 1899 ), and “Hiawatha” ( 1901 , described as an “Indian intermezzo,” although it was an early ragtime song). He also purchased and published Scott Joplin 's first piano rag, Original Rags , in 1898 . Daniels began working for Carl Hoffman , a local publisher in Kansas City, then formed his own firm, Daniels,...

1776

1776 (1969)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
170 words

... (music, lyrics). [46th Street Theatre, 1,217 perf.; Tony, NYDCC Awards.] In the spring and summer of 1776 , delegates have gathered in Philadelphia to work on a Declaration of Independence. Much of the give‐and‐take is seen through the eyes of the waspish John Adams (William Daniels ), who writes about it to his beloved Abigail ( Virginia Vestoff ). Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard ) and Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva ) also play prominent roles. By the time the Declaration is signed, they and their associates have all had to compromise, particularly...

Zoo Story, The

Zoo Story, The (1960)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
167 words

...Story, The ( 1960 ) , a one‐act play by Edward Albee . [ Provincetown Playhouse , 582 perf.] Jerry ( George Maharis ), a shabbily dressed, aggressively hostile young man, accosts Peter ( William Daniels ), a mild‐mannered publisher, who is sitting quietly on a park bench, and begins to pour out his history and feelings. This includes telling of a dog at his boardinghouse whom kindness could not move and with whom cruelty allowed him to establish an impersonal modus vivendi. It soon becomes evident that Jerry is determined to die, by his own hand or by...

Cindy

Cindy   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

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

...(ABC-TV 1978 ). Setting the Cinderella fairy tale in Harlem of 1943 allowed the musical to use period standards such as “Stompin' at the Savoy,” “Take the A Train,” “Mood Indigo,” and “I'm Getting Sentimental Over You” alongside some new numbers by Stan Daniels and Howard Roberts to evoke the era. Cindy ( Charlaine Woodard ) comes from the South to live in New York with her weak-willed father and vicious stepmother. There is little magic involved in getting her to the Sugar Hill Ball where she dances with a dashing Marine on leave. Cindy loses a...

Peck's Bad Boy

Peck's Bad Boy (1884)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
156 words

...on George Peck 's “The Bad Boy Sketches,” which had originally appeared in the Milwaukee Sun , the comedy remained a popular touring attraction for thirty years. Among the many performers who headed road companies and later went on to stardom were George M. Cohan and Frank Daniels...

Montmorency, Hector Matthias Mirabeau

Montmorency, Hector Matthias Mirabeau   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
156 words

...by Percy, who leaves her to die in misery. Montmorency has two daughters: Harriet, who becomes Lady Castlereagh , and Julia, who elopes with William Etty . After the latter have been married two years, Julia and their child, Zorayda, are mysteriously abducted; Zorayda returns when she is 18, having been raised by Quashia Quamina ( see leaf from an unopened volume, a ). Montmorency is recast as Thaddeus Daniels in Charlotte Brontë 's fragmentary novelette Ashworth...

Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
131 words

...in New York, founded in 1971 by Robert Moss to support, develop and produce the work of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists. Under the direction of André Bishop and Paul S. Daniels from 1981 to 1991 , Playwrights Horizons presented the work of over 300 writers, including nine resident playwrights: Christopher Durang , William Finn , A. R. Gurney , Albert Innaurato , James Lapine , Peter Parnell , Jonathan Reynolds , Ted Tally and Wendy Wasserstein . Many of their productions have enjoyed successful runs on Broadway ,...

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