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A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597.
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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
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The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually since the awards debuted in 1929, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to producers working in the film industry and is the only category in which every member is eligible to submit a nomination.
The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry.
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An act is a division or unit of a theatre work, including a play, film, opera, and musical theatre.
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Alexander Petrovich Sumarokov (Алекса́ндр Петро́вич Сумаро́ков;, Moscow –, Moscow) was a Russian poet and playwright who single-handedly created classical theatre in Russia, thus assisting Mikhail Lomonosov to inaugurate the reign of classicism in Russian literature.
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Alexandre Dumas (born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer.
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The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) is a regional theatre company located in Staunton, Virginia, that focuses on the plays of Shakespeare; his contemporaries Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Christopher Marlowe; and works related to Shakespeare, like James Goldman's The Lion in Winter and Bob Carlton's Return to the Forbidden Planet. The ASC is notable for its theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only recreation of the original indoor Blackfriars Theatre in London that was demolished in 1655.
Amleth (Latinized Amlethus, Old Icelandic Amlóði) is a figure in a medieval Scandinavian legend, the direct predecessor of the character of Prince Hamlet, the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
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In rhetoric, an anaphora ("carrying back") is a rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses, thereby lending them emphasis.
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Angela Olive Carter-Pearce (nee Stalker; 7 May 1940 – 16 February 1992) who published as Angela Carter, was an English novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works.
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Angela Winkler (born 22 January 1944) is a German actress.
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Anne of Denmark (12 December 1574 – 2 March 1619) was Queen consort of Scotland, England, and Ireland as the wife of James VI and I. The second daughter of King Frederick II of Denmark, Anne married James in 1589 at age 14 and bore him three children who survived infancy, including the future Charles I. She demonstrated an independent streak and a willingness to use factional Scottish politics in her conflicts with James over the custody of Prince Henry and his treatment of her friend Beatrix Ruthven.
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Antonio's Revenge is a late Elizabethan play written by John Marston ca.
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The Arden Shakespeare is a long-running series of scholarly editions of the works of William Shakespeare.
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Aristotle (Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs; 384322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece.
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Asexuality (or nonsexuality) is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity.
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An "aside" is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience.
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Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare, by Isaac Asimov, vols I and II (1970), ISBN 978-0-517-26825-4; Maps by the artist Rafael Palacios.
Asta Nielsen (11 September 1881 – 24 May 1972), was a Danish silent film actress who was one of the most popular leading ladies of the 1910s and one of the first international movie stars.
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Asyndeton (from the ἀσύνδετον, "unconnected", sometimes called asyndetism) is a figure of speech in which one or several conjunctions are omitted from a series of related clauses.
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In Shakespearean scholarship, a bad quarto is a quarto-sized publication of one of Shakespeare’s plays that is considered spurious, that was pirated from a theatre without permission by someone in the audience writing it down as it was spoken.
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Baldassare Castiglione (December 6, 1478 – February 2, 1529),Dates of birth and death, and cause of the latter, from, Italica, Rai International online.
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The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.
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Bernard Aloysius Kiernan "Barnard" Hughes (July 16, 1915 – July 11, 2006) was an American actor of television, theater and film.
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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, often simply called Bartlett's, is an American reference work that is the longest-lived and most widely distributed collection of quotations.
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor and producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.
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In literary criticism, a Bildungsroman ("novel of formation / education / culture"), novel of formation, novel of education, or coming-of-age story (though it may also be known as a subset of the coming-of-age story) is a literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood (coming of age), in which character change is extremely important.
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Blenheim Palace (pronounced) is a monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
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Bollywood is the sobriquet for the Hindi language film industry, based in Mumbai, India.
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Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (p) (30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator.
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A breeches role (also pants role or trouser role, travesti or "Hosenrolle") is a role in which an actress appears in male clothing.
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The Broadhurst Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 235 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan.
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Campbell Scott (born July 19, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer, and voice artist.
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Caridad Svich (born July 30, 1963) is an award-winning playwright, songwriter/lyricist, translator, and editor who was born in the United States of Cuban-Argentine-Spanish-Croatian parents.
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The Caroline era refers to the era in English and Scottish history during the Stuart period (1603–1714) that coincided with the reign of Charles I (1625–1642), Carolus being Latin for Charles.
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Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (January 13, 1926 – October 9, 2003) was an American academic at Columbia University, the first woman to receive tenure in the English department, and a prolific feminist author of important academic studies.
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Catholicism (from Greek καθολικισμός, katholikismos, "universal doctrine") and its adjectival form Catholic are used as broad terms for describing specific traditions in the Christian churches in theology, doctrine, liturgy, ethics, and spirituality.
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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
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Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.
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Charles Kemble (25 November 1775 – 12 November 1854) was a British actor.
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Charles Matthew "Charlie" Hunnam (born 10 April 1980) is an English actor and screenwriter.
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Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host.
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The Children of the Chapel were the boys with unbroken voices, choristers, who formed part of the Chapel Royal, the body of singers and priests serving the spiritual needs of their sovereign wherever they were called upon to do so.
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Christian Camargo (né Minnick; born July 7, 1971) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director, perhaps best known for his role of Brian Moser in the Showtime drama Dexter, Michael Corrigan in the Netflix drama House of Cards, and his portrayal of Eleazar in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2.
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Christopher Eccleston (born 16 February 1964) is an English actor.
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Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor.
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Ronald Walken, known professionally as Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943), is an American actor.
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Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper (Cenerentola, Cendrillon ou La Petite Pantoufle de verre, Aschenputtel), is a European folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression.
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The classical unities, Aristotelian unities, or three unities are rules for drama derived from a passage in Aristotle's Poetics.
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Clarence "Clay" Morrow was a fictional character in the FX television series Sons of Anarchy.
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A coincidence is a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances which have no apparent causal connection with each other.
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Colleen Rose Dewhurst (June 3, 1924 – August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-American actress known most for theatre roles, and for a while as "the Queen of Off-Broadway." In her autobiography, Dewhurst wrote: "I had moved so quickly from one Off-Broadway production to the next that I was known, at one point, as the 'Queen of Off-Broadway'.
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Columbia Masterworks Records was a record label started in 1927 by Columbia Records.
Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
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Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is a system of philosophical and "ethical-sociopolitical teachings" sometimes described as a religion.
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The Core Curriculum was originally developed as the main curriculum used by Columbia University's Columbia College.
Corpus Christi College (full name:The President and Scholars of the College of Corpus Christi in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
From its premiere at the turn of the 17th century, Hamlet has remained Shakespeare's best-known, most-imitated, and most-analyzed play.
Cultural materialism in literary theory and cultural studies traces its origin to the work of the left-wing literary critic Raymond Williams.
The Czech Republic (Česká republika) is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
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The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.
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Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English actor.
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David Davalos (born 1965) is an American playwright.
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David Garrick (19 February 1717 – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century, and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson.
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David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova (2005) and Barty Crouch, Jr.
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David Warner (born July 29, 1941) is an English actor who is known for playing both romantic leads and sinister or villainous characters, across a range of media, including stage, film, animation, television and video games.
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Decorum (from the Latin: "right, proper") was a principle of classical rhetoric, poetry and theatrical theory that was about the fitness or otherwise of a style to a theatrical subject.
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The Delacorte Theater is a 1,800-seat open-air theater located in Central Park, in the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
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Denmark (Danmark) is a country in Northern Europe.
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Sir Derek George Jacobi CBE (born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director.
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Diane Venora (born August 10, 1952) is an American stage, television and film actress.
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Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич|Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 25 September 19069 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.
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Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
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The Donmar Warehouse is a 251 seat, not-for-profit theatre in Covent Garden, London, England.
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A double entendre is a figure of speech or a particular way of wording that is devised to be understood in either of two ways, having a double meaning.
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Dramaturgy is the study of dramatic composition and the representation of the main elements of drama on the stage.
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A droll is a short comical sketch of a type that originated during the Puritan Interregnum in England.
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The Duke's Company was a theatre company chartered by King Charles II at the start of the Restoration era, 1660.
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The DuMont Television Network (also known as the DuMont Network, simply DuMont/Du Mont, or (incorrectly) Dumont) was one of the world's pioneer commercial television networks, rivalling NBC and CBS for the distinction of being first overall in the USA.
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Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers (16 March 1866 – 21 January 1954) was an English literary critic and Shakespearean scholar.
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In history, the early modern period of modern history follows the late Middle Ages of the post-classical era.
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The earliest texts of William Shakespeare's works were published during the 16th and 17th centuries in quarto or folio format.
Edmund Kean (4 November 178715 May 1833) was a celebrated Shakespearean stage actor born in England, who performed in London, Belfast, New York, Quebec, and Paris among other places.
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Edmund Spenser (1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.
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Edward Blount (or Blunt) (1562–1632) was a London publisher of the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline eras, noted for his publication, in conjunction with William and Isaac Jaggard, of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays in 1623.
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Edward Henry Gordon CraigSome sources say Henry Edward Gordon Craig (16 January 1872 – 29 July 1966), sometimes known as Gordon Craig, was an English modernist theatre practitioner; he worked as an actor, director and scenic designer, as well as developing an influential body of theoretical writings.
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Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 – June 7, 1893) was a famous 19th-century American actor who toured throughout America and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays.
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Eileen Herlie (March 8, 1918 – October 8, 2008) was a Scottish-American actress.
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Elaine Showalter (born January 21, 1941) is an American literary critic, feminist, and writer on cultural and social issues.
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Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death.
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The Elizabethan era is the epoch in English history marked by the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603).
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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
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The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") in the Kingdom of England over, principally, the manner of its government.
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The English Reformation was a series of events in 16th-century England by which the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.
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Epic film is a style of film-making with large scale, sweeping scope and spectacle, often transporting the viewer to other settings.
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Eric Sams (3 May 1926 – 13 September 2004) was a British musicologist and Shakespeare scholar.
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Alfred Ernest Jones, FRCP, MRCS (1 January 1879 – 11 February 1958) was a British neurologist and psychoanalyst, and Sigmund Freud's official biographer.
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Es Devlin (born 24 September 1971) is a multi-award-winning international stage designer and creative director who works in opera, dance, theatre, film, television and concerts.
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The Essays (Essais) of Michel de Montaigne are contained in three books and 107 chapters of varying length.
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Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer and director.
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Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th- and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences,Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed.
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Sir John Falstaff is a fictional character who appears in three plays by William Shakespeare.
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Fantasy in a psychological sense is broadly used to cover two different senses, conscious and unconscious.
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Fatal Attraction is a 1987 American psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer.
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Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend.
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Feminist literary criticism is literary criticism informed by feminist theory, or by the politics of feminism more broadly.
Ferdinand Freiligrath (17 June 1810 – 18 March 1876) was a German poet, translator and liberal agitator, who is considered part of the Young Germany movement.
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Feudalism was a combination of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries.
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A flashback is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point in the story.
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Flats, short for Scenery Flats, are flat pieces of theatrical scenery which are painted and positioned on stage so as to give the appearance of buildings or other background.
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Fortinbras is the name of two minor fictional characters from William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.
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Fortinbras is a 1991 play by American playwright Lee Blessing.
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François de Belleforest (1530 - 1 January 1583) was a prolific French author, poet and translator of the Renaissance.
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Francis Meres (1565/6 – 29 January 1647) was an English churchman and author.
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Franco Zeffirelli, KBE Grande Ufficiale OMRI (born 12 February 1923) is an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television.
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Gabriel Harvey (c. 1552/3 – 1631) was an English writer.
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Gary Taylor (born 1953) is an American academic, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University, author of numerous books and articles, and joint editor of The Oxford Shakespeare and "Oxford Middleton".
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Gemma Teller Morrow (née Madock), is a fictional character on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy, played by Katey Sagal.
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A gender role is a set of societal norms dictating what types of behaviors are generally considered acceptable, appropriate or desirable for a person based on their actual or perceived sex.
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Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.
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George Bernard Shaw (26 July 18562 November 1950) was a Nobel-Prize-winning Irish playwright, critic and passionate socialist whose influence on Western theater, culture and politics stretched from the 1880s to his death in 1950, at 94 one of the world's most famous men.
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Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Anne" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
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George Frederick Cooke (17 April 1756 in London – 26 September 1812 in New York) was an English actor.
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In William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Gertrude is Hamlet's mother and Queen of Denmark.
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Gesta Danorum ("Deeds of the Danes") is a patriotic work of Danish history, by the 12th century author Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Literate", literally "the Grammarian").
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The ghost of Hamlet's late father is a character from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, also known as The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
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A ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or characters' belief in them.
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Giannina Braschi (born February 5, 1953) is a Puerto Rican writer.
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Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (24 February 1463 – 17 November 1494) was an Italian Renaissance philosopher.
Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American film, television and stage actress.
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The Globe Theatre was a theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare.
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Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature that combines fiction, horror, death and Romanticism.
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The great books are those books that are thought to constitute an essential foundation in the literature of Western culture.
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Great Books of the Western World is a series of books originally published in the United States in 1952, by Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., to present the Great Books in a 54-volume set; the second edition of the series comprises 60 volumes.
Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip.
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Great Performances, a television series devoted to the performing arts, has been telecast on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television since 1972.
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Grigori Mikhaylovich Kozintsev (Григо́рий Миха́йлович Ко́зинцев; in Kiev – 11 May 1973 in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg) was a Soviet theatre and film director.
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Haider is a 2014 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, and co-written by Basharat Peer and Bhardwaj.
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Halga, Helgi, Helghe or Helgo was a legendary Danish king living in the early 6th century.
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Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City-based greeting card company.
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Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier.
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Hamlet (r) is a 1964 film adaptation in Russian of William Shakespeare's play of the same title, based on a translation by Boris Pasternak.
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Hamlet is a 1990 drama film based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Mel Gibson as the eponymous character.
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Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince Hamlet.
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Hamlet (also referred to as Hamlet 2000) is a 2000 American film written and directed by Michael Almereyda, set in contemporary New York City, and based on the Shakespeare play of the same name.
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Hamlet and Oedipus is a study of William Shakespeare's Hamlet in which the titular character's inexplicable behaviours are subjected to investigation along psychoanalytic lines.
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Hamlet and the New Poetic is a 1983 book of literary criticism on James Joyce, T. S. Eliot and Hamlet by American professor William H. Quillian.
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Q1 of Hamlet, or the "First Quarto" as it is also called, is a short early text of the Shakespearean play.
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Hamnet Shakespeare (baptised 2 February 1585 – buried 11 August 1596) was the only son of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, and the fraternal twin of Judith Shakespeare.
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Harold Bloom (born July 11, 1930) is an American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.
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Harold Jenkins (19 July 1909 – 4 January 2000), is described as a “one of the foremost Shakespeare scholars of his century”.
Henrietta Constance (Harriet) Smithson (1800–1854) was an Anglo-Irish actress, the first wife of Hector Berlioz, and the inspiration for his Symphonie fantastique.
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The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr.
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The Theatre Royal, Haymarket (also known as Haymarket Theatre or the Little Theatre) is a West End theatre in the Haymarket in the City of Westminster which dates back to 1720, making it the third-oldest London playhouse still in use.
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Heiner Müller (January 9, 1929 – December 30, 1995) was a German (formerly East German) dramatist, poet, writer, essayist and theatre director.
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Hendiadys (a Latinized form of the Greek phrase ἓν διὰ δυοῖν, hèn dià duoîn, "one through two") is a figure of speech used for emphasis — "The substitution of a conjunction for a subordination".
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Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.
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Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 – 13 October 1905), born John Henry Brodribb, sometimes known as J.H. Irving was an English stage actor in the Victorian era, known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre.
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Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597.
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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance period.
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Homer (Ὅμηρος, Hómēros) is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.
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Horatio is a character in William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.
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Hrólfs saga kraka, the Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, is a late legendary saga on the adventures of Hrólfr Kraki and his clan, the Skjöldungs.
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Hrothgar (Hroðgar; Hróarr) was a legendary Danish king living in the early 6th century.
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Ian Charleson (11 August 1949 – 6 January 1990) was a Scottish stage and film actor.
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Sir Ian Murray McKellen, (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor.
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Innokenty Mikhaylovich Smoktunovsky (Иннокентий Михайлович Смоктуновский; March 28, 1925August 3, 1994) was a Soviet actor acclaimed as the "king of Soviet actors".
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Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns.
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The Interregnum was the period between the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 and the arrival of his son Charles II in London on 29 May 1660 which marked the start of the Restoration.
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Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious.
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Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.
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John Dover Wilson CH (13 July 1881 – 15 January 1969) was a professor and scholar of Renaissance drama, focusing particularly on the work of William Shakespeare.
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Jack Manning (June 3, 1916 – August 31, 2009) was an American film, television and theater character actor, teacher and stage director.
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The Jacobean era refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland (1567–1625), who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I. The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan era and precedes the Caroline era, and specifically denotes a style of architecture, visual arts, decorative arts, and literature that is predominant of that period.
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Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981), known simply as Jacques Lacan, was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud".
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James Evershed Agate (9 September 1877 – 6 June 1947) was a British diarist and critic.
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James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 60 years became known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in The Great White Hope.
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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.
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James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death.
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Jackson Nathaniel "Jax" Teller is a fictional character and the protagonist on the FX television series Sons of Anarchy, played by British actor Charlie Hunnam.
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A jester, court jester or fool was historically an entertainer who during the mediaeval and Renaissance eras was a member of the household of a nobleman employed to entertain him and his guests.
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Jiao Juyin (焦菊隐;1905–1975) was a Chinese director, translator, and theater theorist.
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.
John Barrymore (born John Sidney Blyth; February 14 or 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio.
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Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades.
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John Lennard (born 1964) is Professor of British and American Literature at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica, and a freelance academic and writer.
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John Marston (baptised 7 October 1576 – 25 June 1634) was an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.
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John James Osborne (12 December 1929 – 24 December 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter, actor, known for his excoriating prose and intense critical stance towards established social and political norms.
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John Owen (c.1564c.1622/1628) was a Welsh epigrammatist, most known for his Latin epigrams, collected in his Epigrammata. He is also cited by various Latinizations including Ioannes Owen, Joannes Oweni, Ovenus and Audoenus.
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John Philip Kemble (1 February 1757 – 26 February 1823) was an English actor.
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John Rainolds (or Reynolds) (1549 – 21 May 1607) was an English academic and churchman, of Puritan views.
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John Smethwick (died 1641) was a London publisher of the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline eras.
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John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865.
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Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (16 January 1853 – 6 November 1937Sir Johnston Forbes Robertson, Beauty And Grace In Acting, Obituaries, The Times, 8 November 1937.) was an English actor and theatre manager.
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Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an American actor.
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Joseph "Joe" Papp (June 22, 1921 – October 31, 1991) was an American theatrical producer and director.
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David Jude Heyworth Law (born 29 December 1972), known professionally as Jude Law, is an English actor, producer, and director.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599.
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Junius Brutus Booth (1 May 1796 – 30 November 1852) was an English stage actor.
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is a classical Japanese dance-drama.
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Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE (born 5 October 1975), is an English actress and singer.
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Catherine Louise "Katey" Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter.
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Katherine Dorothea Duncan-Jones FRSL (born 13 May 1941) is an English literature and Shakespeare scholar.
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Kenneth Arthur "Ken" Dodd, OBE (born 8 November 1927) is an English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor, identified by his trademark unruly hair and protruding teeth, his red, white and blue "tickling stick" and his famous, upbeat greeting of "How tickled I am!".
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Sir Kenneth Charles "Ken" Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter from Belfast, United Kingdom.
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Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor and comedian.
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King Claudius is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.
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Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky (p; also transliterated as Constantin Stanislavski; 7 August 1938) was a Russian actor and theatre director.
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Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark.
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Kyle Merritt MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959) is an American actor.
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Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), better known by his pen name L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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In Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic philosophy, lack (manque) is a concept that is always related to desire.
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Laertes is a character in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
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The last rites are the last prayers and ministrations given to many Catholics when possible shortly before death.
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Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (/ˈlɒɹəns kɜːɹ ɒˈlɪvi.eɪ/; 22 May 190711 July 1989) was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.
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Lee Knowlton Blessing (born October 4, 1949) is an American playwright best known for his 1988 work, A Walk in the Woods.
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Leopold Jessner (3 March 1878–13 December 1945) was a noted producer and director of German Expressionist theater and cinema.
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Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives and stars Mitchell Ryan and Gary Busey as their primary adversaries.
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Lewis Theobald (baptised 2 April 1688 – 18 September 1744), British textual editor and author, was a landmark figure both in the history of Shakespearean editing and in literary satire.
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Life Is a Dream (La vida es sueño) is a Spanish-language play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca.
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Lincoln's Inn Fields is the largest public square in London.
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William Shakespeare's Hamlet is a tragedy, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601.
Look Back in Anger (1956) is a play by John Osborne.
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The Lord Chamberlain's Men was a company of actors, or a "playing company" as it would have been known, for which Shakespeare wrote for most of his career.
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Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to forswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies.
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The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (previously known as the Globe Theatre) is a Broadway theatre located at 205 West 46th Street in midtown-Manhattan.
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The Lyceum Theatre is a 2,100-seat West End theatre located in the City of Westminster, on Wellington Street, just off the Strand.
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Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller, produced by Byron Kennedy, and starring Mel Gibson.
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Manhattan is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City.
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Marianne Evelyn Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress, whose career has spanned six decades.
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Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German friar, priest, professor of theology, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.
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The Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), also referred to as MLU, is a public, research-oriented university in the cities of Halle and Wittenberg within Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Maurice Herbert Evans (3 June 1901 – 12 March 1989) was an English actor noted for his interpretations of Shakespearean characters.
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Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) is an English stage, radio, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom dinnerladies.
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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.
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Black bile (µέλαινα χολή),Burton, Bk.
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The term memorial reconstruction refers to the hypothesis that the scripts of some 17th century plays were written down from memory by actors who had played parts in them, and that those transcriptions were published.
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A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two.
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In poetry, metre (meter in American spelling) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse.
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Michael Almereyda (born 1960) is an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer.
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre.
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Miss Havisham is a significant character in the Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations (1861).
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Modern dress is a term used in theatre and film to refer to productions of plays from the past in which the setting is updated to the present day (or at least to a more recent time period), but the text is left relatively unchanged.
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A monodrama is a theatrical or operatic piece played by a single actor or singer, usually portraying one character.
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Monodrama Theater, also known as Mono-Drama Theatre, was a late night television series which aired on the DuMont Television Network weekdays at 11pm ET from May 1952 to December 1953.
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In theatre, a monologue (from Greek μονόλογος from μόνος mónos, "alone, solitary" and λόγος lógos, "speech") is presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience.
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The Moscow Art Theatre (Московский Художественный академический театр, МХАТ; Moskovskiy Hudojestvenny Akademicheskiy Teatr, МHАТ) is a theatre company in Moscow that the seminal Russian theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski, together with the playwright and director Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, founded in 1898.
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The Moscow Art Theatre (MAT) production of Hamlet in 1911–12, on which two of the 20th century's most influential theatre practitioners—Constantin Stanislavski and Edward Gordon Craig—collaborated, is particularly important in the history of performances of Hamlet and of 20th-century theatre in general.
Mysticism is "a constellation of distinctive practices, discourses, texts, institutions, traditions, and experiences aimed at human transformation, variously defined in different traditions." The term "mysticism" has Ancient Greek origins with various historically determined meanings.
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Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes.
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Neoclassicism (from Greek νέος nèos and κλασσικός klassikòs classicus) is the name given to Western movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture that draw inspiration from the "classical" art and culture of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome.
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New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.
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New Historicism is a school of literary theory which first developed in the 1980s, primarily through the work of the critic and Harvard English Professor Stephen Greenblatt, and gained widespread influence in the 1990s.
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The New Testament (Koine Greek: Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē) is the second major part of the Christian biblical canon, the first part being the Old Testament, which is based on the Hebrew Bible.
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The New-York Tribune was an American newspaper, first established by Horace Greeley in 1841.
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Nicholas Ling (fl. 1570-1607) was London publisher, bookseller, and editor who published several important Elizabethan works, including the first and second quartos of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Nicholas Rowe (20 June 1674 – 6 December 1718), English dramatist, poet and miscellaneous writer, was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1715.
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Nicol Williamson (14 September 1936 – 16 December 2011) was a Scottish actor once described by John Osborne as "the greatest actor since Marlon Brando".
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, or —derived from the Sino-Japanese word for "skill" or "talent"—is a major form of classical Japanese musical drama that has been performed since the 14th century.
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The Odyssey (Ὀδύσσεια Odýsseia, in Classical Attic) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.
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The term Oedipus complex (or, less commonly, Oedipal complex) explains the emotions and ideas that the mind keeps in the unconscious, via dynamic repression, that concentrates upon a child's desire to have sexual relations with the parent of the opposite sex (i.e. males attracted to their mothers, and females attracted to their fathers).
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An Off-Broadway theatre is a professional venue in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499.
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The Hallam Company, which later became the American Company and then the Old American Company, was the first fully professional theatre company to perform in North America.
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Ophelia is a fictional character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
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was a Japanese actor and comedian.
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The Park Theatre, originally known as the New Theatre, was a playhouse in New York City, located at 21, 23, and 25 Park Row, about east of Ann Street and backing Theatre Alley.
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Parsi theatre is a generic term for an influential theatre tradition, staged by Parsis, and theatre companies largely-owned by Parsi-business community, which flourished between 1850 and 1930s.
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The patent theatres were the theatres that were licensed to perform "spoken drama" after the English Restoration of Charles II in 1660.
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Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (born June 6, 1967) is an American actor.
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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
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Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño, usually referred as Pedro Calderón de la Barca (17 January 160025 May 1681), was a dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a Jacobean play written at least in part by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio.
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A persona (plural personae or personas), in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor.
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Peter Seamus O'Toole (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British-Irish stage and film actor.
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Philosophical skepticism (UK spelling scepticism; from Greek σκέψις skepsis, "inquiry") is both a philosophical school of thought and a method that crosses disciplines and cultures.
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William Shakespeare's play Hamlet has contributed many phrases to common English, from the famous "To be, or not to be" to a few less known, but still in everyday English.
Pierre; or, The Ambiguities is a novel, the seventh book, by American writer Herman Melville, first published in New York in 1852.
A plot device can be anything which moves the plot forward.
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Aristotle's Poetics (Περὶ ποιητικῆς, De Poetica; c. 335 BCEDukore (1974, 31).) is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory.
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Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.
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Polonius is a character in William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Prince Hamlet is the title character and protagonist of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.
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A proscenium (προσκήνιον) is the area of a theatre surrounding the stage opening.
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The Protestant Reformation, often referred to simply as the Reformation, was the schism within Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and other early Protestant Reformers.
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Protestantism is a form of Christian faith and practice which originated with the Protestant Reformation, a movement against what its followers considered to be errors in the Roman Catholic Church.
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The Proto-Indo-Europeans were the speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language (PIE), a reconstructed prehistoric language of Eurasia.
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In psychology, the psyche is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious.
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Psychoanalysis is a set of psychological and psychotherapeutic theories and associated techniques, created by Austrian physician Sigmund Freud and stemming partly from the clinical work of Josef Breuer and others.
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Psychoanalytic literary criticism is literary criticism or literary theory which, in method, concept, or form, is influenced by the tradition of psychoanalysis begun by Sigmund Freud.
Psychological repression, or simply repression, is the psychological attempt made by an individual to repel one's own desires and impulses toward pleasurable instincts by excluding the desire from one's consciousness and holding or subduing it in the unconscious.
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Psychology is the study of mind and behavior.
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Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a "loss of contact with reality".
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The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.
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Purgatory, according to Catholic Church doctrine, is an intermediate state after physical death in which those destined for heaven "undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven".
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The Puritans were a group of English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to purify the Church of England from all Roman Catholic practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.
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Quarto (abbreviated 4to or 4°) is a book or pamphlet produced from full 'blanksheets', each of which is printed with eight pages of text, four to a side, then folded twice to produce four leaves (that is, eight book pages).
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Reginald A. Foakes (18 October 1923 - 22 December 2013 in Stratford Upon Avon) was an English author and Shakesperean scholar.
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Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor.
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Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (. The Guardian. Retrieved 10 April 2008 born 22 December 1962), is an English actor.
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Scourge of Malice or Malice Scourge or Mare Scourge was a 38-gun ship ordered by George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland.
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Relativism is the concept that points of view have no absolute truth or validity, having only relative, subjective value according to differences in perception and consideration.
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Humanism is the study of classical antiquity, at first in Italy, and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.
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The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored under Charles II after the Interregnum that followed the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
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The revenge tragedy, or revenge play, is a dramatic genre in which the protagonist seeks revenge for an imagined or actual injury.
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Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 17517 July 1816) was an Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
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Richard Burbage (6 January 1567 – 12 March 1619) was an English stage actor and theatre owner.
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Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 19255 August 1984) was a Welsh stage and cinema actor noted for his mellifluous baritone voice and his great acting talent.
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Richard Burton’s Hamlet is a common name for both the Broadway production of William Shakespeare's tragedy that played from April 9 to August 8, 1964 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and for the filmed record of it that has been released theatrically and on home video.
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George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare (1961–66).
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Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CBE (born 28 March 1943) is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.
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Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592.
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The Riverside Shakespeare Company of New York City was founded in 1977 as a professional (AEA) theatre company on the Upper West Side of New York City, by W. Stuart McDowell and Gloria Skurski.
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, (1 June 1563? – 24 May 1612) was an English administrator and politician.
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, KG PC (10 November 1565 – 25 February 1601) was an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was placed under house arrest following a poor campaign in Ireland during the Nine Years' War in 1599.
Robert Pullen (died 1146) was an English theologian and official of the Roman Catholic Church, often considered to be one of the founders of Oxford University.
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A role-playing game (RPG and sometimes roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.
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Romanticism (also the Romantic era or the Romantic period) was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.
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The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.
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Ronald N. "Ron" Perlman (born April 13, 1950) is an American television, film, and voice actor.
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are characters in William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, A Tragic Episode, in Three Tabloids is a short comic play by W. S. Gilbert, a parody of Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, often referred to as just Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966.
The Roundabout Theatre Company is a leading non-profit theatre company based in New York City, affiliated with the League of Resident Theatres.
The Royal National Theatre (generally known as the National Theatre) in London is one of the United Kingdom's three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.
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The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
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The royal "we", or majestic plural (pluralis majestatis in Latin, literally, "the plural of majesty"), is the use of a plural pronoun to refer to a single person holding a high office, such as a sovereign (e.g., a monarch or sultan) or religious leader (e.g., the Pope or a bishop).
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Russian Symbolism was an intellectual and artistic movement predominant at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
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Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer and director.
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Samuel Pepys PRS, MP, JP, (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man.
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Samuel Phelps (born 13 February 1804, Plymouth Dock (now Devonport), Plymouth, Devon, died 6 November 1878, Anson’s Farm, Coopersale, near Epping, Essex) was an English actor and theatre manager.
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Samuel Alexander Joseph West, also known as Sam West (born 19 June 1966), is an English actor and director.
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Sarah Bernhardt (c. 22/23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923) was a French stage and early film actress.
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Sarah Siddons (5 July 1755 – 8 June 1831) was a Welsh-born actress, the best-known tragedienne of the 18th century.
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Saxo Grammaticus (1150 – 1220) also known as Saxo cognomine Longus was a Danish historian, theologian and author, thought to have been a clerk or secretary to Absalon, Archbishop of Lund, foremost advisor to Valdemar I of Denmark.
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The term scrim has two separate meanings in terms of fabric.
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Semantics (from σημαντικός sēmantikós, "significant") is the study of meaning.
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From 1952 to 1980 French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan gave an influential annual seminar in Paris.
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A sexton is an officer of a church, congregation, or synagogue charged with the maintenance of its buildings and/or the surrounding graveyard.
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Shahid Kapoor (born 25 February 1981), also known as Shahid Khattar, is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films.
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Shakespeare in the Park (or Free Shakespeare in the Park) is a theatrical program that stages productions of Shakespearean plays at an open theater in New York City's Central Park.
Shakespeare Quarterly is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1950 by the.
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Shakespeare's editors were essential in the development of the modern practice of producing printed books and the evolution of textual criticism.
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Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames that was originally built in 1599, destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644.
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(also rendered shimpa) is a form of theater in Japan, usually featuring melodramatic stories, contrasted with the more traditional kabuki style.
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Shraddha Kapoor is an Indian film actress who works in Bollywood films.
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Sichuan (formerly Szechwan or Szechuan) is a province in southwest China.
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Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa.
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Sigmund Freud (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis.
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Simon Russell Beale CBE (born 12 January 1961) is a British actor, author and music historian.
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Skepticism or scepticism (see spelling differences) is generally any questioning attitude towards unempirical knowledge or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.
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Sonia Friedman (born Sonia Anne Primrose Freedman; April 1965) is a British West End and Broadway theatre producer.
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Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's Central Valley.
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Sophism is a method of teaching.
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A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film.
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Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. (born June 2, 1941) is an American actor and narrator.
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A standing ovation is a form of applause where members of a seated audience stand up while applauding after extraordinary performances of particularly high acclaim.
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Stanislavski's system is a progression of techniques used to train actors and actresses to draw believable emotions to their performances.
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Stanley William Wells, CBE (born 21 May 1930) is a Shakespeare scholar.
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The Stationers’ Register was a record book maintained by the Stationers' Company of London.
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Stephen Jay Greenblatt (born November 7, 1943) is an American literary critic, theorist, scholar, and Pulitzer Prize winning author.
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Stephen Lang (born July 11, 1952) is a Tony Award-nominated American actor and playwright.
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Stichomythia (Greek: Στιχομυθία) is a technique in verse drama in which sequences of single alternating lines, or half-lines (hemistichomythia, Antilabe Rebuilt by Robert Hogan.) or two-line speeches (distichomythia, Die stichomythie in der griechischen tragödie und komödie: ihre anwendung und ihr ursprung by Adolf Gross (German).) are given to alternating characters.
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A story within a story is a literary device in which one character within a narrative himself narrates.
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In sociology, anthropology and linguistics, structuralism is the theory that elements of human culture must be understood in terms of their relationship to a larger, overarching system or structure.
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Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts.
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Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), usually known as T. S. Eliot, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".
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Tabu (born Tabassum Fatima Hashmi on 4 November 1971) is an Indian film actress.
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Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom.
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Terminus post quem ("limit after which", often abbreviated to TPQ) and terminus ante quem ("limit before which") specify the known limits of dating for events.
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The Black Prince is Iris Murdoch's 15th novel, first published in 1973.
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The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.
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The Gravediggers (or Clowns) are examples of Shakespearean fools (also known as clowns or jesters), a recurring type of character in Shakespeare's plays.
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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding.
The Interpretation of Dreams (Die Traumdeutung) is a book by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.
The Mill on the Floss is a novel by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), first published in three volumes in 1860 by William Blackwood.
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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
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The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Godness power (original Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum) were written by Martin Luther in 1517 and are widely regarded as the initial catalyst for the Protestant Reformation.
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The Old Vic is a theatre located just south-east of Waterloo Station in London on the corner of The Cut and Waterloo Road.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, first published by the Oxford University Press in 1941, is an 1100-page book listing short quotations that are common in English language and culture.
The South Bank Show is a television arts magazine show that was produced by ITV between 1978 and 2010.
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The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592.
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The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national "quality" Sunday newspaper.
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The World as Will and Representation (Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung) is the central work of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.
Theatre practitioner is a modern term to describe someone who both creates theatrical performances and who produces a theoretical discourse that presents his or her practical work.
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The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, commonly known as Drury Lane, a West End theatre, is a Grade I listed building in Covent Garden, London.
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Thomas Apthorpe Cooper (born London, England, 1776; d. Bristol, Pennsylvania, 21 April 1849) was an actor.
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Thomas Patrick Betterton (ca. 1635 – 28 April 1710), English actor, son of an under-cook to King Charles I, was born in London.
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Thomas Kyd (baptised 6 November 1558; buried 15 August 1594) was an English playwright, the author of The Spanish Tragedy, and one of the most important figures in the development of Elizabethan drama.
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Thomas Watson (1555–1592) was an English lyrical poet.
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Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City.
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The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, commonly known as the June Fourth Incident (六四事件) or '89 Democracy Movement (八九民运) in Chinese,Events named by date in Chinese are conventionally named by the number of the month and the date, followed by the type of event.
"To be, or not to be..." is the opening phrase of a soliloquy in the "Nunnery Scene" of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
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The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known informally as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre.
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Cecil Antonio "Tony" Richardson (5 June 1928 – 14 November 1991) was an English theatre and film director and producer whose career spanned five decades.
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Tragedy (from the τραγῳδία, tragōidia) is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes in its audience an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in the viewing.
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__NoTOC__ was a Japanese author, critic, playwright, translator, editor, educator, and professor at Waseda University.
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Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season.
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Sir William Tyrone Guthrie (2 July 1900 – 15 May 1971) was an English theatrical director instrumental in the founding of the Stratford Festival of Canada, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at his family's ancestral home, Annaghmakerrig, near Newbliss in County Monaghan, Ireland.
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Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce.
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The unconscious mind (or the unconscious) consists of the processes in the mind that occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memory, affect, and motivation.
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The Ur-Hamlet (the German prefix Ur- means "primordial") is the name given to a play of unknown authorship mentioned as early as 1589, a decade before most scholars believe Shakespeare composed Hamlet, but also involving the character of Hamlet.
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Valentine Simmes (fl. 1585 – 1622) was an Elizabethan era and Jacobean era printer; he did business in London, "on Adling Hill near Bainard's Castle at the sign of the White Swan." Simmes has a reputation as one of the better printers of his generation, and was responsible for several quartos of Shakespeare's plays.
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Verbosity or verboseness is speech or writing which is deemed to use an excess of words.
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Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement.
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The Victorian era of British history (and that of the British Empire) was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901.
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Vinohrady (in English literally "vineyards", 1867–1968 Královské Vinohrady, Königliche Weinberge) is a cadastral district in Prague.
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Vishal Bhardwaj (born 4 August 1965) is an Indian film director, writer, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer, known for his works in modern Hindi cinema.
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The Vivian Beaumont Theater is a theater located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex at 150 West 65th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as the Savoy operas) produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.
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The War of the Theatres is the name commonly applied to a controversy from the later Elizabethan theatre; Thomas Dekker termed it the Poetomachia.
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The phrase "What a piece of work is a man!" comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act II, Scene 2, and is often used in reference to the whole speech containing the line.
Wilhelm II or William II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen; Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia; 27 January 18594 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918.
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship (Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre) is the second novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published in 1795–96.
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (sometimes spelt Burleigh) (13 September 1520 – 4 August 1598) was an English statesman, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign, twice Secretary of State (1550–1553 and 1558–1572) and Lord High Treasurer from 1572.
Sir William Davenant (baptised 3 March 1606 – 7 April 1668), also spelled D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright.
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William H. Quillian is an American literary critic and James Joyce scholar.
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William McChord Hurt (born March 20, 1950) is an American stage and film actor.
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William Jaggard (c. 1568 – November 1623) was an Elizabethan and Jacobean printer and publisher, best known for his connection with the texts of William Shakespeare, most notably the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays.
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William Charles Macready (3 March 1793 – 27 April 1873) was an English actor.
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William Poel (1852-1934) was an English actor, theatrical manager and dramatist best known for his presentations of Shakespeare.
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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English:poet,:playwright, actor and an Italophile, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
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The first theatre in New York City to bear the name The Winter Garden Theatre had a brief but important seventeen-year history (beginning in 1850) as one of New York's premier showcases for a wide range of theatrical fare, from Variety shows to extravagant productions of the works of Shakespeare.
Wise Children (1991) was the last novel written by Angela Carter.
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Wittenberg, officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
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The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers (until 1937 the Worshipful Company of Stationers) (usually known as the Stationers' Company) is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London.
Wyndham's Theatre is a West End theatre, one of two opened by the actor/manager Charles Wyndham (the other is the Criterion Theatre).
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Yale Repertory Theatre at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut was founded by Robert Brustein, dean of Yale School of Drama, in 1966, with the goal of facilitating a meaningful collaboration between theatre professionals and talented students.
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Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Yorick is a fictional character in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
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Yuan Shikai (16 September 1859 – 6 June 1916) was a Chinese general, politician and "emperor", famous for his influence during the late Qing Dynasty, his role in the events leading up to the abdication of the last Qing Emperor, his autocratic rule as the first formal President of the Republic of China, and his short-lived attempt to restore monarchy in China, with himself as the Hongxian Emperor.
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is a Japanese theatre director, particularly known for his Japanese language productions of Shakespeare plays and Greek tragedies.
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Zoroaster (or, from Greek Ζωροάστρης Zōroastrēs), also known as Zarathustra (𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬚𐬎𐬱𐬙𐬭𐬀 (Zaraθuštra); زرتشت Zartosht, زردشت Zardosht), or as Zarathushtra Spitama, was the founder of Zoroastrianism.
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