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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Brno

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

Leading administrative and trading centre of Great Moravia. It arose on the muddy (Old Slavic, brn) banks of the Svratka (Schwarzach) river by the mid 10th century. By the late ...

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Chambers of Rhetoric

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

Rederijkerskamers were amateur literary guilds, possibly the descendants of earlier religious confraternities, but similar in their organization to contemporary archers'...

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Charles Boyer

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

(1898–1978)

French-born US actor who gained a reputation as the screen's ‘greatest lover’.

Before going to Hollywood in the thirties Boyer had established himself on the...

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Douglas Fairbanks

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

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(1883–1939), actor.

The handsome, flamboyant actor, whose acrobatic antics were as celebrated offstage as on, was born in Denver and made his stage debut in...

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Dustin Hoffman

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

(b. 1937), actor.

A native of Los Angeles, he studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and with Lee Strasberg, among others, before winning fine notices Off‐Broadway in the...

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