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Christopher Fry

(1907—2005) playwright

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Fry, Christopher

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
Subject:
Literature
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2,498 words

Although their work stands in stark (and sometimes eloquent) contrast to the “kitchen-sink” realism of the Angry Young Men who ...

Fry, Christopher

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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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The English dramatist's attempt to restore blank‐verse drama to the stage caused a flurry of interest in the 1950s. However, ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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40 words

real name Christopher Harris. His witty blank-verse plays are often set in ancient or medieval times. They include A Phoenix ...

Fry [Harris], Christopher

Fry [Harris], Christopher (18 Dec. 1907)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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(b. Bristol, 18 Dec. 1907) ...

Playwright. Fry's rich and exuberant drama was hailed during the austerity of

Fry, Christopher

Fry, Christopher   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005
(1907–2005), ... British poet and playwright, born in Bristol, the son of a Church of England lay preacher, educated at Bedford Modern School. He later adopted the name of his ... More
Fry, Christopher

Fry, Christopher   Reference library

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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201 words

(1907–2005) ...

English playwright, the most commercially successful writer in the revival of poetic drama in the mid-twentieth century. Unlike ...

Fry, Christopher

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Dan Rebellato

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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266 words

(1907–2005) ...

English playwright, the most commercially successful writer in the revival of poetic drama in the mid-twentieth century. Unlike ...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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British dramatist. ... Born in Bristol, Fry was educated at Bedford Modern School and in 1927 gained his first professional theatrical experience as an actor in Bath. After a ... More

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