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Athol Fugard

(b. 1932) South African dramatist

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Acting Company

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American theatre group. Originally called the City Center Acting Company, this group was founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley as a bridge between academic training and...

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Barney Simon

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(1933–95)

South African director and playwright. In the 1970s Simon worked in Zululand and the Transkei running workshops. With Mannie Manim he formed the Company and the Market...

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Bernard-Marie Koltès

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(b. Metz, France, 9 April 1948; d. Paris, 18 April 1989)

Playwright. In plays both lyrical and harsh, mingling Genet's influence and that of other cultures with an austere...

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Blood Knot

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A: Athol Fugard Pf: 1961, Johannesburg Pb: 1963; rev. 1987 G: null...

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Cape Town

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Theatre in this South African city begins conventionally with French comedy performed in the Barracks Theatre by officers lodged with the Dutch in the 1780s, rather than the religious...

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Centaur Theater

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Montreal's leading English-language theatre, founded in 1969, with Maurice Podbrey as artistic director. In 1974 the company bought a building in Old Montreal and converted it to two...

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Colleen Dewhurst

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(1926–91)

Canadian-born American actress, president of Actors' Equity (1985–91). A powerful actress with a commanding presence and a deep, resonant voice, at the start of her...

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Field Day Theatre Company

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Founded in Derry city by Brian Friel and Stephen Rea in 1980. Since staging Friel's play Translations (1980), Field Day has reassessed the borders of its initial identity as a ...

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Island

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AT: Die Hodoshe Span A: Athol Fugard, with John Kani and Winston Ntshona Pf: 1973, Cape...

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James Earl Jones

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(b. Arkabutla, Miss., 17 Jan. 1931)

Actor. With a large presence and booming voice, he has earned his considerable reputation in important dramas of black life, including The...

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