| Share
 

Sir Nigel Playfair

Playfair, Sir Nigel (nĪˈjəl plāˈfâr) [key], 1874–1934, English actor-manager. He made his acting debut in 1902 and later appeared in major London productions of Shaw and Shakespeare. He took on the management of the Lyric Theatre from 1919 to 1932. There Playfair's greatest achievements were his revival (1920) of John Gay's Beggar's Opera, which ran for more than three years, and a stylized production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Playfair was knighted in 1928.

See his two volumes of memoirs of the Lyric Theatre (1925 and 1930).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Theater: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring