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Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwood
Joan Greenwood
(4 March 1921 – 28 February 1987) was an English actress. Her husky voice, coupled with her slow, precise elocution, was her trademark. She is perhaps best remembered for her role as Sibella in Kind Hearts and Coronets
Kind Hearts and Coronets
(1949)
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Chelsea, London
Chelsea is an affluent area of South West London,[2] bounded to the south by the River Thames. Its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square
Sloane Square
Underground station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge
Chelsea Bridge
Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square
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Jamaica
Jamaica
Jamaica
(/dʒəˈmeɪkə/ ( listen)) is an island country situated in the Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles
Greater Antilles
and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean. Jamaica
Jamaica
lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola
Hispaniola
(the island containing the countries of Haiti
Haiti
and the Dominican Republic). Previously inhabited by the indigenous Arawak
Arawak
and Taíno
Taíno
peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494
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Oxford Playhouse
Oxford
Oxford
Playhouse (often just known as the Playhouse by locals) is an independent theatre designed by Sir Edward Maufe. It is situated in Beaumont Street, Oxford, opposite the Ashmolean Museum.Contents1 History 2 Present2.1 Burton Taylor Studio3 See also 4 References 5 Sources 6 External linksHistory[edit] The Playhouse was founded as The Red Barn at 12 Woodstock Road, North Oxford, in 1923 by J. B
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Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler
(Norwegian pronunciation: [²hedːɑ ˈɡɑːblər]) is a play written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen was present at the world premiere, which took place on 31 January 1891 at the Residenztheater in Munich.[1] It is recognized as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theatre, and world drama.[2][3][4] The title character, Hedda, is considered one of the great dramatic roles in theatre.[5] Hedda's married name is Hedda Tesman; Gabler is her maiden name
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Ivan Goncharov
Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (Goncharoff) (/ˈɡɒntʃəˌrɔːf, -ˌrɒf/;[1] Russian: Ива́н Алекса́ндрович Гончаро́в, tr. Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov; 18 June [O.S. 6 June] 1812 – 27 September [O.S. 15 September] 1891) was a Russian novelist best known for his novels A Common Story
A Common Story
(1847), Oblomov
Oblomov
(1859), and The Precipice (1869)
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Jules Verne
24 March 1905(1905-03-24) (aged 77) Amiens, FranceCause of death Diabetes
Diabetes
mellitusResting place La Madeleine cemetery, Amiens, FranceOccupation Novelist, poet, playwrightNationality FrenchPeriod 1850–1905Notable worksTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Journey to the Center of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island Five Weeks in a Balloon Michael Strogoff Off on a Comet Robur the Conqueror An Antarctic Mystery Master of the WorldSpouse Honorine Hebe du Fraysse de Viane (
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West End Theatre
West End theatre
West End theatre
is a common term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of "Theatreland" in and near the West End of London.[1] Along with New York City's Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world
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Lyric Theatre (London)
The Lyric Theatre is a West End theatre
West End theatre
on Shaftesbury Avenue
Shaftesbury Avenue
in the City of Westminster. Designed by the architect C. J. Phipps, it was built by the producer Henry Leslie with profits from the Alfred Cellier
Alfred Cellier
and B. C. Stephenson hit, Dorothy (he made £100,000 from this opera),[2] which he transferred from the Prince of Wales Theatre
Prince of Wales Theatre
to open his new venue on 17 December 1888. It was the second theatre to be constructed on this stretch of Shaftesbury Avenue
Shaftesbury Avenue
and is now the oldest in the street. The foyer and bars were refurbished in 1932–33, and the facade was restored in 1994
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Black Comedy
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss such as death. Some comedians use it as a tool for exploring vulgar issues, thus provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in their audience. Popular themes of the genre include violence (murder, abuse, domestic violence, rape, torture, war, genocide, terrorism, corruption), discrimination (chauvinism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia), disease (anxiety, depression, suicide, nightmares, drug abuse, mutilation, disability, terminal illness, insanity), sexuality (sodomy, homosexuality, incest, infidelity, fornication), religion and barbarism. Black comedy
Black comedy
differs from blue comedy which focuses more on crude topics such as nudity, sex, and bodily fluids
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Mrs Brown
Mrs Brown
Mrs Brown
(also theatrically released as Her Majesty, Mrs Brown) is a 1997 British drama film starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, and Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
in his film debut. It was written by Jeremy Brock and directed by John Madden. The film was produced by the BBC
BBC
and Ecosse Films with the intention of being shown on BBC
BBC
One and on WGBH's Masterpiece Theatre
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Ealing Comedies
The Ealing comedies
Ealing comedies
is an informal name for a series of comedy films produced by the London-based Ealing Studios
Ealing Studios
during the period 1947 to 1957. Hue and Cry (1947) is generally considered to be the earliest of the cycle, and Barnacle Bill (1957) the last,[1] although some sources list Davy (also 1957) as the final Ealing comedy.[2]Contents1 History1.1 Comedies 1.2 Later comedies 1.3 Personnel2 Legacy 3 List of Ealing comedy films 4 References 5 BibliographyHistory[edit] Relatively few comedy films were made at Ealing Studios
Ealing Studios
until several years after World War II.[3] The 1939 film Cheer Boys Cheer featuring the rivalry between two brewing companies, one big and modernist the other small and traditional, has been characterised as a prototype of later films
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Second World War
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Donald Wolfit
Sir Donald Wolfit, CBE (20 April 1902 – 17 February 1968) was an English actor-manager, known for his touring wartime productions of Shakespeare. He was especially renowned for his portrayal of King Lear.Contents1 Personal life 2 Career2.1 Shakespearean theatre 2.2 Film and radio3 Death 4 Legacy 5 Selected filmography 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksPersonal life[edit] Wolfit was born Donald Woolfitt[2] at New Balderton, near Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, and attended the Magnus Grammar School. He made his stage début in 1920 and first appeared in the West End in 1924, playing in The Wandering Jew.[2] He was married three times. His first wife was the actress Chris Castor, and their daughter Margaret Wolfit (1929–2008) was also an actress.[3] He also had two children by his second marriage - Harriet Graham, actress and children's author and Adam Wolfit, photographer
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Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
(RADA) is a drama school in London, England that provides training for film, television and theatre. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. RADA is an affiliate school of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. Its higher education awards are validated by King's College London (King's)[1] and its students graduate alongside members of the departments which form the King's Faculty of Arts & Humanities.[2] It is based in the Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury
area of Central London, close to the Senate House complex of the University of London.[3] Undergraduate students are eligible for government student loan through the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama
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Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl Of Derby
Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby
Earl of Derby
KG GCB GCVO PC (15 January 1841 – 14 June 1908), known as Frederick Stanley until 1886 and as Lord Stanley of Preston between 1886 and 1893, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
who served as Colonial Secretary from 1885 to 1886 and the sixth Governor General of Canada, from 1888 to 1893. An avid sportsman, he built Stanley House Stables in England, and is famous in North America for presenting Canada with the Stanley Cup. Stanley was also one of the original inductees of the Hockey Hall of Fame.Contents1 Background and education 2 Political career 3 Governor General of Canada 4 Stanley Cup 5 Later years 6 Family 7 Legacy 8 Honorary degrees 9 Honorific eponyms 10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 External linksBackground and education[edit] Derby was the second son of Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, and the Hon
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