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Adelaide

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Theatre.

Founded in 1836, the state capital of South Australia has always seen itself as the most ‘English’ and ‘cultured’ of Australia's cities, distinguished by a continuing commitment to theatre...

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Anna Deavere Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — United States History.

(b. 1950), actress and playwright.

The African‐American performer was born in Baltimore and educated at Beaver College and American Conservatory Theatre, where she became a member...

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Bob Cole

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Theatre.

(1869–1911), composer and actor.

Little is known about the earliest history of this African‐American artist, one of the first to make his mark in the theatre. Working first with...

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Cantinflas

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — United States History.

(1911–93)

Mexican comedian and actor. Born Mario Moreno Reyes, he was once described by Charles Chaplin as the greatest comedian alive. As a youth he became an aficionado of...

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Davis [Davies; married name Paisible], Mary [Moll] (c. 1651–1708), actress and royal mistress

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Scottish History. 1326 words.

Davis [Davies; married name Paisible], Mary [Moll] (c. 1651–1708), actress and royal mistress, was said to be 'a bastard of Collonell Howard, my Lord Barkeshire' (Pepys, 9.24), a phrase...

Gwyn, Eleanor [Nell] (1651?–1687), actress and royal mistress

S. M. Wynne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Scottish History. 3054 words.

Gwyn, Eleanor [Nell] (1651?–1687), actress and royal mistress, was born, according to a contemporary horoscope, on 2 February 1651. Her parentage remains obscure, as does her place of...

Hughes, Margaret [Peg] (d. 1719), actress and royal mistress

John Callow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; European History. 1574 words.

Hughes, Margaret [Peg] (d. 1719), actress and royal mistress, is of unknown origins, but as her brother had the same surname it is unlikely that she ever married. It is possible that...

Ira Aldridge

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — British History.

(1804?–67), actor.

He was often called the first great African‐American actor, although he did virtually none of his performing in the States. Believed to have been born in Africa...

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J. Rosamond Johnson

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — United States History.

(1873–1954), and James Weldon JOHNSON (1871–1938), songwriting team.

The brothers, born in Jacksonville, Florida, and educated at Atlanta University and Columbia, were pioneers...

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Luis Rafael Sánchez

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Theatre.

(1936– )

Puerto Rico's most renowned contemporary writer. The Farce of Commercial Love and 13 Sol, Interior (1961) were well received, but The Passion According to Antigone Pérez...

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