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William John Alexander Donald

(1890–1960)

Donald was born in Sarnia, Ontario on April 29 1990. He died in 1960 in New York City. He was educated at McMaster University and the University of Chicago ...

Donald, William John Alexander

Donald, William John Alexander (1890–1960)   Reference library

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

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2010
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Social sciences, Economics
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..., William John Alexander ( 1890–1960 ) Donald was born in Sarnia, Ontario on April 29 1990 . He died in 1960 in New York City. He was educated at McMaster University and the University of Chicago (B.A. 1910 , Ph.D. 1914 ). Donald lectured at McMaster University in Toronto, Ontario from 1911 to 1917 . Thereafter he worked professionally as a management consultant in the northeastern U.S.A. He was managing director of the American Management Association from 1921 to 1932 , vice president of that association from 1931 to 1940 , and managing director...

William John Alexander Donald

William John Alexander Donald  

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(1890–1960)Donald was born in Sarnia, Ontario on April 29 1990. He died in 1960 in New York City. He was educated at McMaster University and the University of Chicago ...
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...styling was influenced by William Poel ’s experiments with neo-Elizabethan open stages, its Malvolio, Henry Ainley , was heartbreakingly overwrought in the prison scene, and its Feste, Hayden Coffin , was the most melancholy for many years. Since then the play’s ever more frequent productions have, in general, become progressively more autumnal: major revivals have included Tyrone Guthrie ’s ( 1937 , with Olivier as Sir Toby, Alec Guinness as Sir Andrew, and Jessica Tandy confusingly doubling Viola and Sebastian), John Gielgud ’s ( 1955 , with...

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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... J. P. Kemble and Dorothea Jordan ( 1798 ), Mr and Mrs Charles Kean ( 1858 ), Mr and Mrs Charles Calvert ( 1865 ), Henry Irving and Ellen Terry ( 1882 ), Lewis Casson and Sybil Thorndike ( 1927 ), John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft ( 1931 , 1950 , 1955 ), and, in John Barton ’s production of 1976 (set in the British Raj), Donald Sinden and Judi Dench . Dench herself directed the play for Kenneth Branagh ’s Renaissance company in 1988–9 (with Branagh as Benedick and Samantha Bond as Beatrice), a production which anticipated many...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...central narrative device, linking the cinematic world of Theseus’ court with the more theatrically minimalist woods. Michael Hoffman ’s less intellectually cogent Hollywood film ( 1999 ) sets the play in 19th-century Italy, punctuating its soundtrack with famous operatic arias. Donald Calthrop as Puck (Robin Goodfellow) with the First Fairy in Harley Granville-Barker’s fluid, vivid, and colourful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream , Savoy Theatre, 1914. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Anthony Davies Recent major editions Recent major editions Peter...

George Ramsay

George Ramsay  

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(1800–71)Ramsay was born 19 March 1800 at Edinburgh, and died 22 February 1871 at Banff House, Alyth, Perthshire. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge where he ...
Edgar

Edgar  

B. c.1074, 2nd s. of Malcolm III and Margaret; acc. Oct. 1097; d. Dundee, 8 Jan. 1107; bur. Dunfermline.Driven out with his younger brothers Alexander and David by Donald Bane after Malcolm III's ...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg  

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Associate Justice, 1993–• Born: Mar. 15, 1933, Brooklyn, N.Y.• Education: Cornell University, B.A., 1954; Harvard Law School, 1956–58; Columbia University Law School, LL.B., 1959• Previous government ...
John Marshall

John Marshall  

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(1755–1835), chief justice of the United States, 1801–35, was born on September 24, 1755, in Fauquier [then Prince William] County, Virginia.He was the eldest of fifteen children of Thomas ...
Marbury v. Madison

Marbury v. Madison  

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(1803)Marbury v Madison was the first United States Supreme Court decision holding a federal statute unconstitutional. Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams in the presidential election of 1800, and ...
William Congreve

William Congreve  

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(1670–1729),educated at Kilkenny school and Trinity College, Dublin, at both of which he was a fellow student of Swift. He entered the Middle Temple, but soon gave up law for literature, published a ...
patronage

patronage  

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The provision of financial or other material assistance to a writer by a wealthy person or public institution, in return for entertainment, prestige, or homage. Dr Johnson defined a patron as ‘a ...
Sheffield

Sheffield  

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Was a comparatively late developer among the great English cities. Its situation was determined by the river Sheaf joining the Don: William de Lovetot built a castle in the angle in the 12th cent. ...
property

property  

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N.Anything that can be owned. A distinction is made between real property (land and incorporeal hereditaments) and personal property (all other kinds of property) and between tangible property (that ...
tomb

tomb  

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Monument erected to enclose or cover a dead body and preserve the memory of the dead, so a sepulchral or funerary structure. See also mausoleum, table-tomb.Colvin (1991);Crossley (1921);J. Curl ...
Moses

Moses  

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(fl. c.14th–13th centuries bc),Hebrew prophet and lawgiver, brother of Aaron. According to the biblical account, he was born in Egypt, and to escape a massacre was hidden by his mother in a basket ...
Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott  

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 (1771–1832) Scottish poet and novelist.Although he suffered a major financial setback when his publisher, Constable, failed in 1826, he was arguably the most influential figure in 19th-century ...
Thomas Reid

Thomas Reid  

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(1710–96)Scottish philosopher of common sense. Reid was born near Aberdeen and educated at Marischal College. After a period as a Presbyterian minister, he was appointed in 1751 to King's College, ...
George Washington

George Washington  

(1732–99)US soldier and statesman, 1st President of the USA (1789–97). After serving as a soldier (1754–59) in the war against the French, Washington took part in two of the three Continental ...
federalism

federalism  

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A political system in which power is vested in an association of constituents, rather than in a central government set over and above them. The Federalist Papers were a series of articles written ...

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