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Aiken, Joan Delano, (Mrs Julius Goldstein)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Literature; Publishing. 647 words.

MBE 1999

Born 4 Sept. 1924; d of Conrad Potter Aiken and Jessie McDonald; m 1st, 1945, Ronald George Brown (d 1955); one ...

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Aitken, Jonathan William Patrick

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing. 329 words.

Born 30 Aug. 1942; s of Sir William Traven Aitken, KBE and Hon. Penelope Loader Maffey, MBE, JP; m 1st, 1979, Lolicia Olivera (marr. diss. 1998), d of Mr and Mrs O. Azucki,...

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Alagiah, George Maxwell

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing. 130 words.

OBE 2008

Born 22 Nov. 1955; s of Donald and Therese Alagiah; m 1984, Frances Robathan; two s

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Alain-René Lesage

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

(1668–1747)

French playwright and novelist. Lesage went to Paris about 1690, writing comedies adapted from Spanish plays by Rojas and Lope de Vega. His first real successes came in...

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Alan Ayckbourn

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

(1939– ),

playwright. His first London success, Relatively Speaking (1967, pub. 1968), was followed by many others, including Absurd Person Singular (1973, pub. 1974); The Norman...

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Alan Badel

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

(1923–82),

British actor. A player of great flair, he appeared in 1950 at Stratford-upon-Avon as Claudio in Measure for Measure and as Lear's Fool. He vividly proved his...

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Alan Hopgood

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

(1934– )

Australian actor and playwright. In 1963 the Union Repertory Theatre, Melbourne, staged his first major play, And the Big Men Fly, which focuses on Australian Rules...

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Alderson, John Cottingham

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 290 words.

CBE 1981; QPM 1974

Born 28 May 1922; e s of late Ernest Cottingham Alderson and Elsie Lavinia Rose; m 1948, Irené Macmillan Stirling (d 2008); one s...

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Alexander Blok

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

(b. St Petersburg, 28 Nov. 1880; d. Petrograd, 7 Aug. 1921)

Poet and playwright. His first book of poetry was published in 1904, and he became the leading figure in ...

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Alexander, Michael Charles

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 216 words.

Born 20 Nov. 1920; s of late Rear-Adm. Charles Otway Alexander and Antonia Geermans; m 1963, Sarah Wignall (marr. diss.); one adopted d; died 19 Dec. 2004

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