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Christopher Hampton

(b. 1946)

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adaptation

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The process of making a work of art upon the basis of elements provided by an earlier work in a different, usually literary, medium; also the secondary work thus produced. Literary works...

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Alec McCowen

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1925– )

Restrained and intelligent English actor who worked with regional repertory theatres in the 1940s. He joined the Old Vic in 1959 and was quickly established as a versatile...

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Ambassador Theatre

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(New York).

The Shuberts built the musical house in 1921 on West 49th Street to house musicals, and its inaugural production was the operetta The Rose Girl. The theatre occupies ...

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Anita Brookner

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1928– ),

novelist and art historian, educated at King's College, London, and at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She was Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge from 1967 to 1968. Her...

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Anton Chekhov

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1860–1904), playwright.

The great Russian writer of stories and plays did not achieve American recognition until nearly twenty years after his death. The earliest performances of...

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Billie Whitelaw

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Coventry, 6 June 1932)

Actress. The leading English-speaking interpreter of Samuel Beckett's dramas, she performed, at the Royal Court or the National Theatre, in Play (1964), null...

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Choderlos de Laclos

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1741–1803)

French novelist. His masterpiece Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782: Dangerous Liaisons), influenced by Samuel Richardson's epistolary novels, records the seductions of...

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David Hare

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Theatre.

(b. 1947), playwright.

The British author of many sociopolitical plays, Hare was produced in New York perhaps more than any other English playwright during the last three decades...

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Dieter Dorn

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(1935– )

German director. Dorn was educated in Leipzig and Berlin before moving to West Germany in 1958. He came to prominence in the early 1970s with a production of Hampton's ...

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Don Juan

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

According to a Spanish story apparently first dramatized by Gabriel Téllez (who wrote under the name ‘Tirso da Molina’) in El burlador de Sevilla, and subsequently by Molière in Le Festin...

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