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Aiken, George L.

Jane T. Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre. 1119 words.

Aiken, George L. (19 December 1830–27 April 1876), actor and playwright, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lemuel G. Aiken, an actor, and Susan A. Wyatt. His “first remembrance...

Amadeus

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) — Theatre.

(1980),

a play by Peter Shaffer. Shaffer's version of the Mozart‐Salieri story, told from Salieri's point of view, was done in London in 1979 and first offered to Broadway in ...

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André

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

Blank-verse tragedy by William Dunlap, produced and published in 1798. The author's revision was produced in 1803 as The Glory of Columbia (published 1817).

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Angels in America

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) — Theatre.

Opera in two parts by Ëotvös to a libretto by Mari Mezei after Tony Kushner's play (1991) (Paris, 2004).

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Arnold, Samuel James (1774–1852), playwright and theatre manager

Jessica Hinings.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 708 words.

Arnold, Samuel James (1774–1852), playwright and theatre manager, was born at Rathbone Place, London, on 5 December 1774, the son of Samuel Arnold (1740–1802), composer, and his wife, Mary...

Arsenic and Old Lace

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

AT: Bodies in the Cellar A: Joseph Kesselring Pf: 1941, New York Pb:null...

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Art

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) — Theatre.

A: Yasmina Reza Pf: 1994, Paris Pb: 1994 Tr: 1996 null...

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Aston, Anthony [performing name Mat Medley] (c. 1682–1753?), actor and playwright

E. D. Cook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 934 words.

Aston, Anthony [performing name Mat Medley] (c. 1682–1753?), actor and playwright, was probably born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, the son of Richard Aston, an attorney and principal of...

Bacon, Frank

Delmer Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre. 1181 words.

Bacon, Frank (16 January 1864–19 November 1922), actor and author, was born in Marysville, California, the son of Lyddell Bacon, a rancher, and Lehella Jane McGrew. A few years after...

Baker, Benjamin Archibald

Stephen M. Archer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 895 words.

Baker, Benjamin Archibald (04 April 1818–06 September 1890), playwright and theater manager, was born in New York City. Little about Baker’s early life is known; rumor has it that he ran...

Barker, Harley Granville Granville- (1877–1946), theatre director and playwright

Richard Eyre.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre. 2819 words.

Barker, Harley Granville Granville- (1877–1946), theatre director and playwright, was born (without the hyphenated surname) in Kensington, London, on 25 November 1877, the only son and...

Barnes, Charlotte Mary Sanford

Delmer Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre. 1030 words.

Barnes, Charlotte Mary Sanford (1818–14 April 1863), playwright and actress, was born in New York City, the daughter of John Barnes and Mary Greenhill, British actors who achieved success...

Barnett, Morris (1800–1856), actor and playwright

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 340 words.

Barnett, Morris (1800–1856), actor and playwright, was of Jewish descent. He trained as a musician, and the earlier part of his life was spent in Paris. Having resolved to earn his living...

Barrett, Wilson [real name William Henry Barrett] (1846–1904), actor and playwright

Victor Emeljanow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 2550 words.

Barrett, Wilson [real name William Henry Barrett] (1846–1904), actor and playwright, was born on 18 February 1846 at Manor House Farm, Chelmsford, Essex, the second child and eldest son of...

Barretts of Wimpole Street

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

A: Rudolph Besier Pf: 1930, London Pb: 1930 G: Drama in 5...

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Barrymore, Maurice

James Kotsilibas-Davis.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre. 1366 words.

Barrymore, Maurice (21 September 1849–25 March 1905), actor-playwright, was born Herbert Arthur Chamberlayne Hunter Blyth in Amritsar, India, the son of William Edward Blyth, a deputy...

Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

A: David W. Rabe Pf: 1971, New York Pb: 1972 G: Drama in 2...

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Bateman [née Cowell], Sidney Frances (1823–1881), actress and playwright

Gayle T. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 594 words.

Bateman [née Cowell], Sidney Frances (1823–1881), actress and playwright, was born in New York on 29 March 1823. Her father was Joseph Leathley Cowell (1792–1863), an English-born low...

Belasco, David

Samuel L. Leiter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre. 1454 words.

Belasco, David (25 July 1853–14 May 1931), playwright and director, was born in San Francisco. His Portuguese Jewish parents, Humphrey Abraham Belasco and Reina Martin, were émigrés from...

Bell, Mary Hayley (1911–2005)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Biographical Studies. 7 words.

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