William Alfred

(b. 1922)

'William Alfred' can also refer to...

Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge (1874—1957) army officer and governor-general of South Africa

Alfred Millard William Christopher (1820—1913) Church of England clergyman

Alfred William Benn (1843—1914)

Alfred William Bennett (1833—1902) botanist and publisher

Alfred William Finch (1854—1930)

Alfred William Flux (1867—1942) economist, statistician, and civil servant

Alfred William Forman (1840—1925) translator

Alfred William Howitt (1830—1908) anthropologist

Alfred William Hunt (1830—1896) landscape painter

Alfred William Parsons (1847—1920) landscape painter, illustrator, and garden designer

Alfred William Pullin (1860—1934) sporting journalist

Alfred William Roberts (1907—1982) sailor and writer

Sir Alfred William Clapham (1883—1950) architectural historian and archaeologist

Sir Alfred William Cope (1877—1954) civil servant

Sir Alfred William Watson (1870—1936) actuary and civil servant

William Alfred Cocks (1892—1971) clockmaker and bagpipe scholar

William Alfred Fowler (1911—1995)

William Alfred Speck (1864—1928)

William Alfred Westropp Foyle (1885—1963) bookseller


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New York City-born author and educator, after graduation from Brooklyn College and previous service in the army went to Harvard on a GI scholarship, remaining there as a faculty member (1954–) after receiving an M.A. and a Ph.D. His first play, Agamemnon (1954), is an adaptation of Aeschylus' drama in verse, with a modern setting and situation. Hogan's Goat (1966), also a verse play, is a lively treatment of Irish-American life and politics in Brooklyn during the 1890s and was adapted by Alfred as a musical. Cry for Us All (1970). The Curse of an Aching Heart (1982) is a play also located in Brooklyn but during the 1940s.

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