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1776 (1969)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 170 words.

a musical play by Peter Stone (book), Sherman Edwards (music, lyrics). [46th Street Theatre, 1,217 perf.; Tony, NYDCC Awards.] In

7‐20‐8 (1907)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 337 words.

a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at

7-20-8

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1907),

a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman...

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7:84

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Touring socialist theatre companies established in 1971 (in England) and 1973 (Scotland) by the writer, director, and cultural activist John McGrath and his actor wife Elizabeth McLennan....

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7:84

Stephen Lacey.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 149 words.

Touring socialist theatre companies established in 1971 (in England) and 1973 (Scotland) by the writer, director, and cultural activist John

7:84

Jan McDonald.

in The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 232 words.

A socialist touring theatre company founded by director and playwright John McGrath in 1971; 7:84 (Scotland) was launched two

A. Baldwin Sloane

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1872–1925), composer.

The most prolific songwriter for musical comedies at the turn of the century, he wrote the scores for no fewer than two dozen Broadway musicals between 1896...

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A. C. Wheeler

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1835–1903), critic.

The once famous newspaperman and writer, who wrote under a string of pseudonyms, was born in New York and educated at City College of New York. He began ...

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A. E. Thomas

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1872–1947), playwright.

Born in Chester, Massachusetts, and educated at Brown, he served with several New York newspapers before becoming a dramatist. Thirty of his plays (written...

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A. H. Woods

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

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(1870–1951), producer.

One of his era's most successful and colorful showmen, he was born in Budapest and brought to this country as an infant. After growing...

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A. J. Antoon

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1944–92), director.

Long associated with the New York Shakespeare Festival where he did some of his finest work, Antoon was a very promising director of the 1970s, but his career...

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A. R. Cazauran

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1820–89), playwright.

Born in Bordeaux and educated by Jesuit priests in France and Ireland, he became a reporter for the New York Herald shortly after his arrival in America....

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A. R. Gurney

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1930– )

American dramatist, identified with the north-eastern affluent culture where he locates most of his plays. His wry comedies foreground wit and social form, while he...

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a; Row at the Lyceum

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Or, Green Room Secrets

(1851), a play by John Brougham. [Brougham's Lyceum, 21 perf.] As the audience enters it finds actors and others associated with the blank‐verse tragedy,...

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Aalberg, Ida (1857–1915)

Liisa Byckling.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 134 words.

(1857–1915)

Finnish actress, for thirty years the leading actress of the Finnish National Theatre. From her debut

Aaron Hoffman

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1880–1924), playwright.

The St. Louis native, who began creating vaudeville skits and monologues while still a student at the University of Chicago, became fully professional when...

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Aarons, Alexander A.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 1389 words.

Aarons, Alexander A. (15 May 1890–14 March 1943), theatrical producer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Alfred E. Aarons, a theatrical composer and producer, and Josephine...

Aarons, Alfred E.

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 958 words.

Aarons, Alfred E. (16 November 1865–16 November 1936), theatrical manager and producer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Aaron Aarons, a clothier, and Elizabeth (maiden...

Aarons, Alfred E. (1865–1936)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 207 words.

After beginning his career as a theatrical callboy in his native Philadelphia, Aarons became the manager of New York's Standard

Abba, Marta (1906–88)

Joseph Farrell.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 99 words.

(1906–88)

Italian actress. Abba joined Pirandello's newly formed Teatro d'Arte in 1925 as a novice but quickly