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Archibald MacLeish

(1892—1982)

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Boris Aronson

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Kiev, 15 Oct. 1900; d. Nyack, NY, 16 Nov. 1980)

Artist and stage designer. Having studied with Ekster in Russia, Aronson left for Berlin and then the United States. ...

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Botteghe oscure

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

A review edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani (1949–60), which established itself as a leading international periodical. The contributors, who included Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, Saul...

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Christopher Plummer

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. 1929), actor.

The Canadian‐born performer has appeared in numerous Shakespearean roles with festivals in Canada and abroad and won praise for his Iago in a 1981 Broadway...

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Conquistador

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Narrative poem by Archibald MacLeish, published in 1932 and awarded a Pulitzer Prize. An epic employing a free terza-rima form, the work is based mainly on the account by Bernal ...

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Donald Sinden

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Plymouth, 9 Oct. 1923)

Actor. He began his career in the late Second World War with Mobile Entertainments, a touring company performing plays for the armed forces in southern...

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Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Poems in free verse by Archibald MacLeish, published in 1933. In six “panels” for the walls of Rockefeller Center in New York City, from which the murals of Diego Rivera ...

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Hamlet of A. Macleish

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Blank-verse poem by MacLeish, published in 1928.

Reinterpreting Hamlet as spiritual questioning and pessimism in the modern world, the poet sees the dead king as the consciousness...

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J.B.

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1958),

a play by Archibald MacLeish. [ANTA Theatre, 364 perf.; Pulitzer Prize.] J. B. (Pat Hingle) is a successful businessman who seems to have everything in life. Walking...

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John Houseman

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(b. Bucharest, 22 Sept. 1902; d. Malibu, Calif., 30 Oct. 1988)

Producer and director. Houseman gained fame in 1934 with his stagings of Four Saints in Three Acts, The Lady ...

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Lost Generation

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

A phrase expressed by Gertrude Stein to Ernest Hemingway in his memoir A Moveable Feast (1964), describing the cynicism of American expatriates in Europe immediately after the First World...

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