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Carl Sternheim

(1878—1942)

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Ambassador Theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(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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Ashley Dukes

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(b. Bridgwater, Som., 29 May 1885; d. London, 4 May 1959)

Playwright, critic and theatre manager. With the profits of his play The Man with a Load of Mischief (1924) ...

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Aus dem bürgerlichen Heldenleben

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A cycle of social comedies by C. Sternheim.

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Bürger Schippel

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A comedy by C. Sternheim, written in 1912 and first performed in 1913 (Deutsches Theater, Berlin). Three amateur singers, all ‘Bürger’, the goldsmith Hicketier, the civil servant Krey...

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C. P. Taylor

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(1928–81)

Scottish dramatist. His first professional production was Aa Went to Blaydon Races in 1962 at Newcastle Playhouse, and in 1965 Taylor began a productive relationship with...

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Die Aktion

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A political and (until 1918) literary journal, published from 1911 to 1932, until its later years as a weekly. Its editor was Franz Pfemfert and among its contributors were H. ...

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Die Hose

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A comedy (bürgerliches Lustspiel) by C. Sternheim. Written in 1909–10 (published 1911) as the first part of the Maske-Tetralogie, it deals with a Bürger family symbolically named Maske,...

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Don Juan

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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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Frank Wedekind

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(b Hanover, 1864; d Munich, 1918).

Ger. playwright and musician. Two of his plays, Der Erdgeist (Earth Spirit) 1895 and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box) 1902, were adapted by...

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Frankfurt

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Economically and strategically central, the town grew out of a royal palace (first mentioned in 794). Decisive for its growth were the fairs (first mentioned c.1150, privileged between 1140...

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