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Oscar Asche

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John Stange(r) Heiss Oscar Asche (26 January 1871 – 23 March 1936), better known as Oscar Asche, was an Australian actor, director and writer, best known for having written, directed, and acted in the record-breaking musical Chu Chin Chow, both on stage and film, and for acting in, directing, or producing many Shakespeare plays and successful musicals. [1]

72 relations: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Adelphi Theatre, Antony and Cleopatra, Arthur Wing Pinero, Arts Centre Melbourne, As You Like It, Australian banking crisis of 1893, Bergen, Bisham, Broadway theatre, Charley's Aunt, Chu Chin Chow, Conal Holmes O'Connell O'Riordan, Cricket, Dandenong, Victoria, Dornford Yates, Duchess Theatre, Eastward Hoe, Edward Knoblock, Ellen Terry, Frank Benson (actor), Frederic Norton, Garrick Theatre, Geelong, George Edwardes, Ghost of Christmas Present, Gloucestershire, H. Rider Haggard, Henrik Ibsen, Henry Irving, Henry VIII (play), Herbert Beerbohm Tree, His Majesty's Theatre, J. C. Williamson, J. Comyns Carr, Jackaroo (trainee), John Galsworthy, Julius Caesar (play), Kismet (play), Laurence Binyon, Lily Brayton, Lyceum Theatre, London, Matheson Lang, Measure for Measure, Melbourne, Melbourne Grammar School, Much Ado About Nothing, National Library of Australia, Opera Comique, Othello, ..., Performing Arts Collection, Richard II (play), Robert Evett, Rudolf Besier, Scrooge (1935 film), Seymour Hicks, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sydney, Thames Embankment, The Maid of the Mountains, The Merchant of Venice, The Observer, The Play Pictorial, The Private Secretary (1935 film), The Skin Game (play), The Taming of the Shrew, The Times, Two Hearts in Waltz Time (1934 film), University of Oslo, Victoria (Australia), West End theatre, William Shakespeare. Expand index (22 more) »

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96.

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Adelphi Theatre

The Adelphi Theatre is a London West End theatre, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare.

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Arthur Wing Pinero

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (24 May 1855 – 23 November 1934) was an English actor and later an important dramatist and stage director.

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Arts Centre Melbourne

The Arts Centre Melbourne, originally known as the Victorian Arts Centre and briefly officially called the Arts Centre, is a performing arts centre consisting of a complex of theatres and concert halls in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, located in the central Melbourne suburb of Southbank in Victoria, Australia.

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As You Like It

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623.

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Australian banking crisis of 1893

The 1893 banking crisis occurred in Australia when several of the commercial banks of the colonies within Australia collapsed.

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Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway.

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Bisham is a village and civil parish in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England.

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Broadway theatre

Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.

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Charley's Aunt

Charley's Aunt is a farce in three acts written by Brandon Thomas.

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Chu Chin Chow

Chu Chin Chow is a musical comedy written, produced and directed by Oscar Asche, with music by Frederic Norton, based (with minor embellishments) on the story of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.

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Conal Holmes O'Connell O'Riordan

Conal Holmes O'Connell O'Riordan (pseudonym Norreys Connell) (29 April 1874 – 18 June 1948) was an Irish dramatist and novelist.

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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Dandenong, Victoria

Dandenong is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, approximately 30 km south-east from the Melbourne CBD.

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Dornford Yates

Dornford Yates was the pseudonym of the English novelist, Cecil William Mercer (7 August 1885 – 5 March 1960), whose novels and short stories, some humorous (the Berry books), some thrillers (the Chandos books), were best-sellers in the 21-year interwar period between the First and Second world wars.

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Duchess Theatre

The Duchess Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, London, located in Catherine Street near Aldwych.

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Eastward Hoe

Eastward Hoe or Eastward Ho! is an early Jacobean-era stage play written by George Chapman, Ben Jonson, and John Marston.

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Edward Knoblock

Edward Knoblock (born Edward Gustav Knoblauch; April 7, 1874 – July 19, 1945) was an American-born British playwright and novelist most remembered for the often revived 1911 play, Kismet.

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Ellen Terry

Dame Alice Ellen Terry, (27 February 1847 – 21 July 1928), known professionally as Ellen Terry, was an English actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain. Born into a family of actors, Terry began performing as a child, acting in Shakespeare plays in London, and toured throughout the British provinces in her teens. At 16 she married the 46-year-old artist George Frederic Watts, but they separated within a year. She soon returned to the stage but began a relationship with the architect Edward William Godwin and retired from the stage for six years. She resumed acting in 1874 and was immediately acclaimed for her portrayal of roles in Shakespeare and other classics. In 1878 she joined Henry Irving's company as his leading lady, and for more than the next two decades she was considered the leading Shakespearean and comic actress in Britain. Two of her most famous roles were Portia in The Merchant of Venice and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. She and Irving also toured with great success in America and Britain. In 1903 Terry took over management of London's Imperial Theatre, focusing on the plays of George Bernard Shaw and Henrik Ibsen. The venture was a financial failure, and Terry turned to touring and lecturing. She continued to find success on stage until 1920, while also appearing in films from 1916 to 1922. Her career lasted nearly seven decades.

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Frank Benson (actor)

Sir Francis "Frank" Robert Benson (4 November 1858 – 31 December 1939), commonly known as Frank Benson or F. R. Benson, was an English actor-manager.

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Frederic Norton

George Frederic Norton (11 October 186915 December 1946) was a British composer, most associated with the record breaking Chu Chin Chow, which opened in 1916.

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Garrick Theatre

The Garrick Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Charing Cross Road, in the City of Westminster, named for the stage actor David Garrick.

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Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia.Geelong is south-west of the state capital, Melbourne.

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George Edwardes

George Joseph Edwardes (né Edwards) (8 October 1855 – 4 October 1915) was an English theatre manager and producer of Irish ancestry who brought a new era in musical theatre to the British stage and beyond.

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Ghost of Christmas Present

The Ghost of Christmas Present or The Spirit of Christmas Present is a fictional character in the work A Christmas Carol by novelist Charles Dickens.

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Gloucestershire (formerly abbreviated as Gloucs. in print but now often as Glos.) is a county in South West England.

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H. Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard, (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925), known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.

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Henry Irving

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 VIII (play)

Henry VIII is a collaborative history play, written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, based on the life of King Henry VIII of England.

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Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (17 December 1852 – 2 July 1917) was an English actor and theatre manager.

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His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen is the largest theatre in north-east Scotland, seating more than 1,400.

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J. C. Williamson

James Cassius Williamson (August 26, 1845 – July 6, 1913) was an American actor and later Australia's foremost theatrical manager, founding J. C. Williamson Ltd.

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J. Comyns Carr

Joseph William Comyns Carr (1 March 1849 – 12 December 1916) was an English drama and art critic, gallery director, author, poet, playwright and theatre manager.

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Jackaroo (trainee)

A jackaroo is a young man (feminine equivalent jillaroo) working on a sheep or cattle station, to gain practical experience in the skills needed to become an owner, overseer, manager, etc.

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John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy (14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright.

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Julius Caesar (play)

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a history play and tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599.

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Kismet (play)

Kismet is a three-act play written in 1911 by Edward Knoblauch (who later anglicised his name to Edward Knoblock).

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Laurence Binyon

Robert Laurence Binyon, CH (10 August 1869 – 10 March 1943) was an English poet, dramatist and art scholar.

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Lily Brayton

Elizabeth "Lily" Brayton (23 June 1876 – 30 April 1953) was an English actress and singer, known for her performances in Shakespeare plays and for her nearly 2,000 performances in the First World War hit musical Chu Chin Chow.

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Lyceum Theatre, London

The Lyceum Theatre (pronounced ly-CEE-um) 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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Matheson Lang

Matheson Alexander Lang (May 15, 1879 – April 11, 1948) was a Canadian-born stage and film actor and playwright in the early 20th century.

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604.

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Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Melbourne Grammar School

Melbourne Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school predominantly for boys, located in South Yarra and Caulfield, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career.

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National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia is the largest reference library in Australia, responsible under the terms of the National Library Act for "maintaining and developing a national collection of library material, including a comprehensive collection of library material relating to Australia and the Australian people." In 2012–13, the National Library collection comprised 6,496,772 items, and an additional of manuscript material.

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Opera Comique

The Opera Comique was a 19th-century theatre constructed in Westminster, London, between Wych Street and Holywell Street with entrances on the East Strand.

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Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603.

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Performing Arts Collection

The Performing Arts Collection at Arts Centre Melbourne is the largest specialist performing arts collection in Australia, with over 600,000 items relating to the history of circus, dance, music, opera and theatre in Australia and of Australian performers overseas.

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Richard II (play)

King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595.

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Robert Evett

Robert Evett (16 October 1874 – 15 January 1949) was an English singer, actor, theatre manager and producer.

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Rudolf Besier

Rudolf Wilhelm Besier (2 July 1878 – 16 June 1942) was a Dutch/English dramatist and translator best known for his play The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1930).

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Scrooge (1935 film)

Scrooge is a 1935 British fantasy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop and Robert Cochran.

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Seymour Hicks

Sir Edward Seymour Hicks (30 January 1871 – 6 April 1949), better known as Seymour Hicks, was a British actor, music hall performer, playwright, screenwriter, actor-manager and producer.

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Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District, in the county of Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, north west of London, south east of Birmingham, and south west of Warwick.

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Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Thames Embankment

The Thames Embankment is a work of 19th-century civil engineering that reclaimed marshy land next to the River Thames in central London.

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The Maid of the Mountains

The Maid of the Mountains, called in its original score a musical play, is an operetta or "Edwardian" musical comedy in three acts.

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender.

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The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper published on Sundays.

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The Play Pictorial

The Play Pictorial was an English theatrical magazine which was published in London between 1902 and 1939.

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The Private Secretary (1935 film)

The Private Secretary is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Edward Everett Horton, Barry MacKay, Judy Gunn and Oscar Asche.

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The Skin Game (play)

The Skin Game is a play by John Galsworthy.

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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Two Hearts in Waltz Time (1934 film)

Two Hearts in Waltz Time is a 1934 British musical romance film directed by Carmine Gallone and Joe May.

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University of Oslo

The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo), until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University (Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet), is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

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Victoria (Australia)

Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.

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West End theatre

West End theatre is a common term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of "Theatreland" in and near the West End of London.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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