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(Ζωή), second daughter of Constantine VIII, empress (with her sister Theodora, 21 Apr.–12 June 1042); born ca.978, died Constantinople 1050. As heiress of the Macedonian dynasty, ...

Meyer, Adolphe Gayne

Meyer, Adolphe Gayne (1916)   Reference library

Zoë Whitley and Robin Lenman

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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275 words

... Vogue ; between 1922 and 1934 he held the same position at Harper 's. By the 1930s, however, his style was passé, superseded by the harder‐edged images of photographers like Steichen . De Meyer's last years, in southern California, were spent in poverty and obscurity. ZW/RL Zoë Whitley / Robin Lenman A Singular Elegance: The Photographs of Baron Adolphe de Meyer ...

Paṟai

Paṟai   Reference library

Alastair Dick and Zoe C. Sherinian

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
191 words

...beat’, a more derogatory vernacular). In Tamil Nadu the instrument is played primarily by the Paraiyar outcaste jathi who derive their name, and thus occupation, from the drum. See S. Ramanathan : Music in Cilappatikaaram (diss., Wesleyan U., 1974). Alastair Dick / Zoe C. Sherinian ...

Zoe

Zoe (12 June 1042)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
260 words

... (Ζωή), second daughter of Constantine VIII , empress (with her sister Theodora , 21 Apr.– 12 June 1042 ); born ca. 978 , died Constantinople 1050 . As heiress of the Macedonian dynasty , Zoe was wed to Romanos III by her father. When Romanos found she was barren, he tolerated her affairs; rumor associated her with Constantine Artoklines and Constantine Monomachos , and she encouraged her lover, the future Michael IV , to drown Romanos. During Michael 's reign, agents of John the Orphanotrophos watched Zoe closely; she was induced to adopt the...

Heller, Zoe

Heller, Zoe (1965– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Zoe ( 1965–  ) English novelist and journalist , based in New York Everything You Know ( 2000 ) Fiction Notes on a Scandal [US: What Was She Thinking? ] ( 2003 ) Fiction The Believers ( 2008 ) Fiction...

Oldenbourg, Zoé

Oldenbourg, Zoé (1916–2002)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
61 words

...Zoé ( 1916–2002 ). Russian émigrée whose first novels ( Argile , 1946 , and La Pierre angulaire , 1953 ) are set in the Middle Ages. Two autobiographical essays were followed by novels dealing with the Russian émigré community in the Paris of the inter‐war years, in which love is a dominant theme. She is a member of the Prix Fémina jury. [ Elizabeth Fallaize...

Akins, Zoë

Akins, Zoë (1886–1958)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Zoë ( 1886–1958 ) American dramatist and novelist Déclassé ( 1919 ) Drama Daddy's Gone A-Hunting ( 1921 ) Drama The Varying Shore ( 1921 ) Drama The Texas Nightingale [revised 1923 as Greatness ] ( 1922 ) Drama The Greeks Had a Word For It ( 1929 ) Drama The Old Maid ( 1935 ) Drama O, Evening Star ( 1936 ) Drama Forever Young ( 1941 ) Fiction...

Fairbairns, Zoé

Fairbairns, Zoé (1948– )   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Zoé ( 1948–  ) British novelist and short-story writer Down: An Explanation ( 1969 ) Fiction Study War No More ( 1974 ) Non-Fiction No Place to Grow Up [with Jim Wintour ] ( 1977 ) Fiction Benefits ( 1979 ) Fiction Stand We at Last ( 1983 ) Fiction Here Today ( 1984 ) Fiction Peace Moves [with James Cameron ] ( 1984 ) Non-Fiction Closing ( 1987 ) Fiction Cinderella on the Ball ( 1991 ) Fiction Short Stories Daddy's Girls ( 1992 ) Fiction Other Names ( 1998 ) Fiction How Do You Pronounce Nulliparous? ( 2004 ) Fiction ...

Akins, Zoë

Akins, Zoë (1886–1958)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
506 words

...Zoë ( 1886–1958 ), poet, novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter. Zoë Akins had a successful literary career on both coasts, achieving fame and respect as a playwright on Broadway and as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Akins was born and raised in Missouri, and gained an affection for the stage while living in St. Louis during her adolescence. Her breakthrough came in 1919 with the New York production of her play Déclassée , starring Ethel Barrymore. During the 1920s, she had nearly a dozen original plays and adaptations produced in New York, making her one...

Akins, Zoë

Akins, Zoë (1886–1958)   Reference library

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
111 words

...Zoë ( 1886–1958 ), American poet and dramatist, whose first play Déclassée ( 1919 ) provided an excellent part for Ethel Barrymore . Her most interesting play was perhaps First Love ( 1926 ), but all her other plays were overshadowed by the popularity of The Greeks Had a Word for it ( 1930 ), which was equally successful in London in 1934 . In 1935 she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her dramatization of Edith Wharton's novel The Old Maid . She dramatized several other American novels, and adapted several plays from the Hungarian and the...

Akins, Zoë

Akins, Zoë (30 Oct. 1886)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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

...Zoë (b. Humansville, Mo. , 30 Oct. 1886 ; d. Los Angeles , 29 Oct. 1958 ) Playwright , screenwriter , novelist and poet . The Magical City ( 1916 ), a free-verse one-act tragedy, won some acclaim in its Washington Square Players production, with set design by Lee Simonson . Her ability to address women's concerns through lively dialogue can be seen in her Broadway successes. They include Déclassé ( 1919 ), which starred Ethel Barrymore , Daddy's Gone A-Hunting ( 1921 ), The Varying Shore ( 1921 ), The Texas Nightingale also known as ...

Skoulding, Zoë

Skoulding, Zoë (1967–)   Reference library

Carol Rumens

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

...Zoë ( 1967– ) Born in Bradford and spent much of her childhood in Suffolk. She was educated at the universities of Exeter and Bangor, and since 1991 has lived and taught in North Wales. Skoulding’s range of interests includes translation and other collaborative writing, and sound-based vocal performance. Her own work has been widely translated and in technique and subject often reflects a free-ranging European sensibility. She is a meticulous craftswoman, and her skill at subtle destabilizations of line and stanza has developed over her three...

Caldwell, Zoe

Caldwell, Zoe (1933– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
175 words

...Zoe ( 1933–  ), born Melbourne, an internationally famous actor and director, began training for a life in the theatre after an education at the Methodist Ladies College. At 18 she began to act with the Union Theatre Repertory Company, at 24 she left for England to study with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has since acted frequently in theatres in England, America, Canada and Australia. She received her first Tony Award for her role in a play by Tennessee Williams in 1966 and her second for her starring role two years later in The Prime of Miss...

Caldwell, Zoe

Caldwell, Zoe (14 Sept. 1933)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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

...Zoe [ Ada ] (b. Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia , 14 Sept. 1933 ) Actress and director . A leading actress who is equally at home in comic and tragic roles in both classical and modern plays, Caldwell made her professional debut in 1953 as one of the original members of the Union Repertory Theatre Company (Melbourne). She appeared notably at Stratford-upon-avon 's Shakespeare Memorial Theatre ( 1958–9 ), Canada's Stratford Festival ( 1961 , 1967 ), and the Guthrie Theater , Minneapolis ( 1963 , 1965 ). She was acclaimed on Broadway for...

Fairbairns, Zoe

Fairbairns, Zoe (1948– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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...Zoe ( 1948–  ), British novelist , born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, educated at St Andrews University, Scotland. Fairbairns read history at university, and a historian's sensibility may be detected in her preference for a large canvas which crosses time and place to intertwine the experiences of women from different generations and backgrounds. Fairbairns specializes in reworking popular genre from a feminist perspective. In her futuristic dystopia Benefits ( 1979 ), feminist revolution is suppressed by a government bent on returning women to their...

Akins, Zoë

Akins, Zoë (1886–1958)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
213 words

...Zoë ( 1886–1958 ), born in Missouri, began writing for The Mirror of W.M. Reedy , and came to New York to write plays for the Washington Square Players, achieving her first professional success with Déclassée ( 1919 ), a play showing the social decline of an English lady. This was followed by Daddy's Gone A-Hunting ( 1921 ), the story of a man who forsakes his wife to pursue his dream of becoming a great painter. Several less successful plays were produced during the next ten years, among them The Varying Shore ( 1921 ), tracing in reverse...

Wanamaker, Zoe

Wanamaker, Zoe (13 May 1949)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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

...Zoe (b. New York , 13 May 1949 ) Actress . Her early career was spent in repertory theatre, including periods at the Leeds Playhouse and the Lyceum , Edinburgh, working with Richard Eyre in both. She subsequently followed him to the Nottingham Playhouse, where she was a leading member of his company. In 1976 she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company , where she remained for seven years, playing a wide range of roles including Toine in Pam Gems ' Piaf , which transferred to the West End and to New York. In 1989 she played Emilia in ...

Akins, Zoë

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
231 words

...Akins, Zoë ( 1886–1958 ), born in Missouri , began writing for The Mirror of W. M. Reedy , and came to New York to write plays for the Washington Square Players, achieving her first professional success with Déclassée ( 1919 ), a play showing the social decline of an English lady. This was followed by Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting ( 1921 ), the story of a man who forsakes his wife to pursue his dream of becoming a great painter. Several less successful plays were produced during the next ten years, among them The Varying Shore ( 1921 ), tracing in reverse...

Caldwell, Zoë

Caldwell, Zoë (1934)   Reference library

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
286 words

...Zoë [ Ada Caldwell ] ( 1934 – ), Australian-born actress, who showed unusual maturity early in her career. She was an original member of the Union Theatre Repertory Company, Melbourne, making her professional début with them in 1953 . She first appeared in England in 1958 at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre , returning in the following year to give outstanding performances as Helena in All's Well That Ends Well and Cordelia in King Lear . In 1961 she played Isabella in Middleton and Rowley 's The Changeling at the Royal Court Theatre ,...

Akins, Zoë

Akins, Zoë (1886–1958)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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

...Zoë ( 1886–1958 ), playwright . She was born in Humansville, Missouri, and made her professional writing debut with the one‐actor The Magical City ( 1916 ). Many critics saw great promise in Papa ( 1919 ), her comedy about a father who attempts to save his faltering fortune by marrying off his daughters; but her reputation was established by the success of Déclassée ( 1919 ), about a woman who abandons home and husband. Akins met with varying success with such plays as Daddy's Gone A‐Hunting ( 1921 ), which depicted the consequences of a man's...

Zoë Akins

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
28 words

...Zoë Zoë Akins 1886 – 1958 American poet and dramatist The Greeks had a word for it. title of play (1930) Greeks had a word Greeks had a ...

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