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Abdela, Lesley Julia

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing. 323 words.

MBE 1990

Born London, 17 Nov. 1945; d of late Frederick Abdela and Henrietta (née Hardy); m 1972 (marr. diss.); one s; partner, Tim Symonds

journalist and...

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Abie's Irish Rose

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

Comedy by Anne Nichols, produced in 1922. Its sentimental plot is concerned with the love of a Jewish youth and an Irish girl in New York's Lower East Side. The play is credited with being...

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

A standard word in Shakespearian stage directions, referring to the stage balcony in the centre of the scaenae frons. The stage balcony might be used to represent the balcony of ...

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Académie De Musique Et De Poésie

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Literature.

Institution founded in Paris in 1570 by Charles IX to foster the love and study of arts.

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Adah Isaacs Menken

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

(1835–69), actress.

Although her real name was later given variously as Ada McCord, Adelaide McCord, and Dolores Adios Fuertes, this flamboyant, controversial performer, who was...

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Adam Mickiewicz

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literature.

(1798–1855),

the outstanding poet of Poland, and the founder of the Romantic movement in Polish literature. Born and educated in Vilna, he was exiled in 1829, and lived thereafter...

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Admiral's Men

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

Elizabethan company which, with Edward Alleyn as their star actor, was the only real rival of the Chamberlain's Men. Their patron was Lord Howard, who became an admiral in 1585 ...

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Adrian Noble

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

(1950– )

English director. Noble began working at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1980, and was its artistic director from 1991 to 2003. Almost all his work since 1982 was for ...

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Agnew, Jonathan Philip

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 111 words.

Born 4 April 1960; s of Philip Agnew and Margaret Agnew; m 1996, Emma Norris; two d by former marriage

cricket correspondent, BBC, since 1991

Uppingham Sch.

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Aiken, George L.

Jane T. Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre. 1119 words.

Aiken, George L. (19 December 1830–27 April 1876), actor and playwright, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lemuel G. Aiken, an actor, and Susan A. Wyatt. His “first remembrance...

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