Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 93 items for:

History x Theatre x clear all

Adelaide

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Theatre.

Founded in 1836, the state capital of South Australia has always seen itself as the most ‘English’ and ‘cultured’ of Australia's cities, distinguished by a continuing commitment to theatre...

See overview in Oxford Index

Albert, Eddie

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Theatre. 1100 words.

Albert, Eddie (22 April 1906–26 May 2005), actor and environmental activist, was born Edward Albert Heimberger in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor, and...

Go to American National Biography Online »  home page

Alleyn, Edward (1566–1626), actor, theatre entrepreneur, and founder of Dulwich College

S. P. Cerasano.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 3472 words.

Alleyn, Edward (1566–1626), actor, theatre entrepreneur, and founder of Dulwich College, was born on 1 September 1566 in the London parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, 'near...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Andrzej Wajda

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1927– )

Polish film director regarded as the most important influence on contemporary Polish cinema.

Born at Suwalki, the son of a cavalry officer who was killed in World...

See overview in Oxford Index

Angelo Beolco

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1502–42),

one of the earliest Italian actors and dramatists, connected with the origins of the commedia dell'arte. He was a gifted amateur who acted in Venice, Ferrara, and...

See overview in Oxford Index

Anna Deavere Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — United States History.

(b. 1950), actress and playwright.

The African‐American performer was born in Baltimore and educated at Beaver College and American Conservatory Theatre, where she became a member...

See overview in Oxford Index

Anthony Hopkins

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. Port Talbot, Wales, 31 Dec. 1937)

Actor. He joined the National Theatre in 1966 and made his mark with strong physical performances in roles including Coriolanus (1971) and...

See overview in Oxford Index

Barcelona

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Theatre.

The Iberian tribe of the Laetani were the earliest known population of the site of Barcelona. In the 3rd c. BC, the Carthaginians founded Barcino there, perhaps named from the ...

See overview in Oxford Index

Barry, Richard, seventh earl of Barrymore (1769–1793), rake and actor

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Social and Cultural History. 1293 words.

Barry, Richard, seventh earl of Barrymore (1769–1793), rake and actor, was born on 14 August 1769, probably in London, the second child and eldest of three sons of Richard Barry, sixth earl...

Go to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography »  home page

Bartolomé de Torres Naharro

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Theatre.

(c.1485–c.1530)

Spanish playwright. Ordained a priest in Italy and heavily influenced by Italian writers of the early modern period, he was the author of a collection of comedies...

See overview in Oxford Index