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Cheek By Jowl
Cheek by Jowl is an international theatre company founded in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
by director Declan Donnellan and designer Nick Ormerod in 1981.[1] Donnellan and Ormerod are Cheek by Jowl’s artistic directors and together have directed and designed all but two of Cheek by Jowl’s productions. Cheek by Jowl's recent productions include a Russian-language production of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and an English-language production of The Winter’s Tale.[2] Upcoming productions include a French language adaptation of Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre. [3] Cheek by Jowl is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation [4] The company has performed in the UK since 1981 and internationally since 1984, when its productions of Vanity Fair and Pericles
Pericles
were invited to the Almagro, Valladolid, and Jerusalem festivals
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Theatre Company
Theatre
Theatre
or theater[1] is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance
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Three Sisters (play)
Prozorov family:Olga Sergeyevna Prozorova Maria Sergeyevna Kulygina Irina Sergeyevna Prozorova Andrei Sergeyevich ProzorovDate premiered 1901 (1901), MoscowOriginal language RussianGenre DramaSetting A provincial Russian garrison townChekhov in a 1905 illustration.Three Sisters (Russian: Три сeстры́, translit. Tri sestry) is a play by the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at the Moscow
Moscow
Art Theatre
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The Independent
The Independent
The Independent
is a British online newspaper.[2] Established in 1986 as an independent national morning newspaper published in London, it was controlled by Tony O'Reilly's Independent News & Media from 1997 until it was sold to Russian oligarch
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The Tempest
The Tempest
The Tempest
is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare
Shakespeare
wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to cause his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island
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Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth
(/məkˈbɛθ/; full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606.[a] It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays that Shakespeare
Shakespeare
wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare's acting company, Macbeth
Macbeth
most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with his sovereign.[1] It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book, and is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy.[2] A brave Scottish general named Macbeth
Macbeth
receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland
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Troilus And Cressida
Troilus
Troilus
and Cressida
Cressida
(/ˈtrɔɪləs ... ˈkrɛsɪdə/) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1602. It was described by Frederick S. Boas as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The play ends on a very bleak note with the death of the noble Trojan Hector
Hector
and destruction of the love between Troilus
Troilus
and Cressida. The work has in recent years "stimulated exceptionally lively critical debate".[2] Throughout the play, the tone lurches wildly between bawdy comedy and tragic gloom, and readers and theatre-goers have frequently found it difficult to understand how one is meant to respond to the characters
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The Changeling (play)
The Changeling is a Jacobean tragedy written by Thomas Middleton
Thomas Middleton
and William Rowley
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Thomas Middleton
Thomas Middleton
Thomas Middleton
(baptised 18 April 1580 – July 1627; also spelled Midleton) was an English Jacobean playwright and poet. Middleton stands with John Fletcher and Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson
among the most successful and prolific of the playwrights who wrote their best plays during the Jacobean period. He was among the few to achieve equal success in comedy and tragedy, and also a prolific writer of masques and pageants.Contents1 Life 2 Works 3 Reputation3.1 Plays 3.2 Masques and entertainments 3.3 Poetry 3.4 Prose4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Middleton was born in London and baptised on 18 April 1580. He was the son of a bricklayer who had raised himself to the status of a gentleman and who, interestingly, owned property adjoining the Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch
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William Rowley
William Rowley
William Rowley
(c.1585 – February 1626) was an English Jacobean dramatist, best known for works written in collaboration with more successful writers. His date of birth is estimated to have been c. 1585; he was buried on 11 February 1626 in the graveyard of St James's, Clerkenwell in north London. (An unambiguous record of Rowley's death was discovered in 1928,[1] but some authorities persist in listing his death-date as 1642.)Contents1 Life and work 2 Plays by Rowley 3 Notes 4 References 5 External linksLife and work[edit] Rowley was an actor-playwright who specialized in playing clown characters (that is, characters whose function is to provide low comedy). He must also have been a large man, since his forte lay specifically in fat-clown roles. He played the Fat Bishop in Thomas Middleton's A Game at Chess, and Plumporridge in the same author's Inner Temple Masque
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Anton Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pronounced [ɐnˈton ˈpavɫəvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 29 January 1860[1] – 15 July 1904)[2] was a Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Othello
Othello
Othello
(The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish
Moorish
Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565.[1] The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish
Moorish
general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago
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Tony Kushner
Anthony Robert "Tony" Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. He co-authored with Eric Roth the screenplay for the 2005 film Munich, and he wrote the screenplay for the 2012 film Lincoln. Both movies were critically acclaimed, and he received Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay
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Boris Godunov
Boris Fyodorovich Godunov (/ˈɡɒdənˌɔːf, ˈɡʊd-/;[1] Russian: Бори́с Фёдорович Годуно́в, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis ɡədʊˈnof]; c. 1551 – 23 April [O.S. 13 April] 1605) ruled the Tsardom of Russia
Tsardom of Russia
as de facto regent from c. 1585 to 1598 and then as the first non-Rurikid tsar from 1598 to 1605. After the end of his reign Russia
Russia
descended into the Time of Troubles.Contents1 Early years 2 Regency 3 Reign 4 Arts and popular media 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksEarly years[edit] Boris Godunov was the most noted member of an ancient, now extinct, Russian family of Tatar
Tatar
origin (Chet), which came from the Horde to Kostroma
Kostroma
in the early 14th century.[2] This legend is written in the annals dating from early 17th century
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