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Aalberg, Ida (1857–1915)

Liisa Byckling.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 134 words.

(1857–1915)

Finnish actress, for thirty years the leading actress of the Finnish National Theatre. From her debut

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Aaron Hoffman

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1880–1924), playwright.

The St. Louis native, who began creating vaudeville skits and monologues while still a student at the University of Chicago, became fully professional when...

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Aarons, Alex[ander] A.

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 316 words.

Stage producing team. A pair of farsighted producers, they presented some outstanding musicals by the Gershwins during their brief but

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Aarons, Alexander A.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 1389 words.

Aarons, Alexander A. (15 May 1890–14 March 1943), theatrical producer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Alfred E. Aarons, a theatrical composer and producer, and Josephine...

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Aarons, Alfred E.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 958 words.

Aarons, Alfred E. (16 November 1865–16 November 1936), theatrical manager and producer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Aaron Aarons, a clothier, and Elizabeth (maiden...

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Aarons, Alfred E. (1865–1936)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 207 words.

After beginning his career as a theatrical callboy in his native Philadelphia, Aarons became the manager of New York's Standard

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Abba, Marta (1906–88)

Joseph Farrell.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 99 words.

(1906–88)

Italian actress. Abba joined Pirandello's newly formed Teatro d'Arte in 1925 as a novice but quickly

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Abbado, Claudio

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Music; Architecture; Art. 155 words.

Born Milan, 26 June 1933; m 1st, 1956, Giovanna Cavazzoni (marr. diss. 1968); one s one d; 2nd, Gabriella Cantalupi; one s; died 20 Jan. 2014

Artistic Director,...

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Abbey, Henry E. (1846–96)

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 103 words.

(1846–96),

American theatre manager who, after experience in Akron (his birthplace), Buffalo, and Boston, was encouraged by Charlotte

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Abbey, Henry [Edwin] (1846–96)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 189 words.

Characterized by Odell as “a restless genius of far‐reaching vision and managerial astuteness,” he was born in Akron, Ohio, the

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