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Shaw, George Bernard(Encyclopedia)Shaw, George Bernard, 1856–1950, Irish playwright and critic. He revolutionized the Victorian stage, then dominated by artificial melodramas, by presenting vigorous dramas of ideas. The lengthy pref...
Troubetzkoy, Paul, Prince(Encyclopedia)Troubetzkoy, Paul, Prince troobtskoi´, troobts´koi, Rus. troobytskoi´ [key], 1866–1938, Russian sculptor, b. Italy. The son of a Russian nobleman and an American woman, Troubetzkoy wo...
Bentley, Eric(Encyclopedia)Bentley, Eric, 1916–, American critic, editor, and translator, b. Bolton, England, grad. Oxford, 1938, Ph.D. Yale, 1941. A highly regarded and rigorously intellectual critic, particularly of the dra...
Fabian Society(Encyclopedia)Fabian Society, British socialist society. An outgrowth of the Fellowship of the New Life (founded 1883 under the influence of Thomas Davidson), the society was developed the following year by Frank P...
Mencken, H. L.(Encyclopedia)Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis Mencken)mng´kn, mn´– [key], 1880–1956, American editor, author, and critic, b. Baltimore, studied at the Baltimore Polytechnic. Probably America's most influent...
Lilith(Encyclopedia)Lilith ll´th [key], female demon of Jewish mythology, originally probably the Assyrian storm demon Lilitu. In Talmudic tradition many evil attributes were given to this supposedly nocturnal creat...
Ward, Bernard Nicholas(Encyclopedia)Ward, Bernard Nicholas: see Ward, William George.
Pitoëff, Georges(Encyclopedia)Pitoëff, Georges zhôrzh p´tf [key], 1884–1939, Russian actor-manager. Although he had both engineering and law degrees, Pitoeff was drawn to the theater. He directed his own amateur company...
Shaw, Robert Lawson(Encyclopedia)Shaw, Robert Lawson, 1916–99, American conductor, b. Red Bluff, Calif. Moving to New York City after college, he founded and led the Fred Waring Glee Club (1938–45) and the Collegiate Chorale (194...
Malamud, Bernard(Encyclopedia)Malamud, Bernard ml´md [key], 1914–86, American author, b. New York City, grad. College of the City of New York (B.A., 1936), Columbia (M.A., 1942). His works frequently reflect a concern wit...
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