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Ruby Dee
RUBY DEE (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter , journalist and civil rights activist . She is perhaps best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Her other notable film roles include The Jackie Robinson Story
The Jackie Robinson Story
(1950), and Do the Right Thing (1989). For her performance as Mahalee Lucas in American Gangster (2007), she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Female Actor in a Supporting Role . She was a Grammy
Grammy
, Emmy
Emmy
, Obie and Drama Desk winner
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Broadway Theatre
BROADWAY THEATRE, commonly known as BROADWAY, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway , in Midtown Manhattan
Manhattan
, New York City
New York City
. Along with London's West End theatre
West End theatre
, Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world
English-speaking world
. The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City . According to The Broadway League , for the 2016–2017 season (which ended May 21, 2017), total attendance was 13,270,343 and Broadway shows had US$1,449,399,149 in grosses, with attendance down 0.4%, grosses up 5.5%, and playing weeks down 4.1%
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American Shakespeare Festival
The AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE THEATRE was a theater company based in Stratford , Connecticut
Connecticut
, United States
United States
. It was formed in the early 1950s by Lawrence Langner
Lawrence Langner
, Lincoln Kirstein , John Percy Burrell and philanthropist Joseph Verner Reed . The American Shakespeare Shakespeare Festival Theatre was constructed and the program opened on July 12, 1955 with Julius Caesar . Plays were produced at the Festival Theatre in Stratford from 1955 until the company ceased operations in the mid-1980s. The company focused on American interpretations of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
's plays, but occasionally produced plays by other playwrights. It was the home of the AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. The last full season of the festival as a producing organization was 1982
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The Taming Of The Shrew
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a comedy by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592. The play begins with a framing device , often referred to as the induction , in which a mischievous nobleman tricks a drunken tinker named Christopher Sly into believing he is actually a nobleman himself. The nobleman then has the play performed for Sly's diversion. The main plot depicts the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew . Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship; however, Petruchio "tames" her with various psychological torments, such as keeping her from eating and drinking, until she becomes a desirable, compliant, and obedient bride
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Hilda Simms
HILDA SIMMS (born HILDA MOSES, April 15, 1918 – February 6, 1994) was an African-American
African-American
stage actress, best known for her starring role on Broadway in Anna Lucasta . CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Career * 3 Death * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY YEARS Hilda Simms
Hilda Simms
was born Hilda Moses in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
, one of eleven siblings. When Simms starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway hit, Anna Lucasta, her mother Lydia refused to attend the play on Broadway, stating that she would not watch her daughter play a prostitute as she didn't raise her that way. Simms and her siblings were raised devout Catholics in Minneapolis and walked several miles to school each morning to attend the Basilica of St. Mary on the outskirts of Minneapolis
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Harry Belafonte
HARRY BELAFONTE (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. One of the most successful African-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the " King
King
of Calypso " for popularizing the Caribbean
Caribbean
musical style (Originating in Trinidad "> Belafonte in John Murray Anderson's Almanac on Broadway , photographed by Carl Van Vechten
Carl Van Vechten
, 1954 Belafonte started his career in music as a club singer in New York to pay for his acting classes. The first time he appeared in front of an audience, he was backed by the Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
band, which included Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
himself, Max Roach
Max Roach
and Miles Davis
Miles Davis
, among others
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Harlem, New York
Coordinates : 40°48′32.52″N 73°56′54.14″W / 40.8090333°N 73.9483722°W / 40.8090333; -73.9483722 HARLEM Neighborhood of Manhattan
Manhattan
Stately Harlem
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Romance Language
Pontic Steppe * Domestication of the horse * Kurgan * Kurgan culture * Steppe cultures * Bug-Dniester * Sredny Stog * Dnieper-Donets * Samara * Khvalynsk * Yamna * Mikhaylovka culture Caucasus * Maykop East-Asia * Afanasevo Eastern Europe * Usatovo * Cernavodă * Cucuteni Northern Europe* Corded ware * Bad
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Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND (/ˈkliːvlənd/ KLEEV-lənd ) is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio
and the county seat of Cuyahoga County , the state's second most populous county. The city proper has a population of 388,072, making Cleveland
Cleveland
the 51st largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio
Ohio
after Columbus . Greater Cleveland ranked as the 32nd largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 2,055,612 people in 2016. The city anchors the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area , which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and ranks 15th in the United States. The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie , approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border
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King Lear
KING LEAR is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain , a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors
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Claudia McNeil
CLAUDIA MCNEIL (August 13, 1917 – November 25, 1993) was an American actress known for premiering the role of matriarch Lena Younger in both the stage and screen productions of A Raisin in the Sun . She later appeared in a 1981 production of the musical version of the play, Raisin presented by Equity Library Theater. She was twice nominated for a Tony Award
Tony Award
, first for her onstage performance in A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and again for the play Tiger Tiger Burning Bright in 1962. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award and a BAFTA Award for the screen version of A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
in 1961
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Emmy Awards
An EMMY AWARD, or simply EMMY, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Oscar (for film), the Tony Award
Tony Award
(for theatre), and the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
(for music). Because Emmy Awards are given in various sectors of the American television industry, they are presented in different annual ceremonies held throughout the year. The two events that receive the most media coverage are the Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys , which recognize outstanding work in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming, respectively. Other notable Emmy Award ceremonies are those honoring national sports programming , national news and documentary shows , national business and financial reporting, and technological and engineering achievements in television, including the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards
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Television Movie
A TELEVISION FILM (also known as a TELEVISION MOVIE, TELEFILM, TELEMOVIE, MADE-FOR-TELEVISION FILM, DIRECT-TO-TV FILM, MOVIE OF THE WEEK, FEATURE-LENGTH DRAMA, SINGLE DRAMA or ORIGINAL MOVIE) is a feature-length motion picture that is produced for, and originally distributed by or to, a television network , in contrast to theatrical films, which are made explicitly for initial showing in movie theaters
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Spike Lee
SHELTON JACKSON "SPIKE" LEE (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks , has produced over 35 films since 1983. He made his directorial debut with She\'s Gotta Have It (1986), and has since directed such films as Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), The Original Kings of Comedy (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006), and most recently Chi-Raq (2015). Lee has acted in ten of his own films. Lee's movies have examined race relations , colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues
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Miniseries
A MINISERIES (or MINI-SERIES, also known as a SERIAL in the UK) is a television program that tells a story in a predetermined, limited number of episodes . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 North America * 2 Limited series * 3 See also * 4 References HISTORYA miniseries is distinguished from an ongoing television series, which do not usually have a predetermined number of episodes and may continue for several years. Before the term was coined in the USA in the early 1970s, the ongoing episodic form was always called a "serial ", just as a novel appearing in episodes in successive editions of magazines or newspapers is called a serial. In Britain, miniseries are often still referred to as serials. Several commentators have offered more precise definitions of the term
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Roots
In vascular plants , the ROOT is the organ of a plant that typically lies below the surface of the soil . Roots can also be aerial or aerating, that is growing up above the ground or especially above water. Furthermore, a stem normally occurring below ground is not exceptional either (see rhizome ). Therefore, the root is best defined as the non-leaf, non-nodes bearing parts of the plant's body. However, important internal structural differences between stems and roots exist
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