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1938 – She born on the 3rd day of September this year in London, England.   1961 – She married David Harter, a lawyer from Oxford.   1972 – She wrote Owners, her first stage play.   1974 – She served as resident dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre from this year up to 1975. ..

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1907 – Born in Denver, Colorado on the 25th of February. 1943 – The Mary Coyle Chase Collection contains a typewritten manuscript of Harvey with some changes made in pencil.          – Josephine Hull portrayed his increasingly concerned  sister on Broadway originally, and won an Oscar for her stellar performance in the faithful film ..

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1559 – Born at Hitchin in Hertfordshire. 1593 – His earliest published works were the obscure philosophical poems The Shadow of Night. 1595 – Ovid’s Banquet of Sense. 1598 – He published his translation of the Iliad in installments. 1605 – He also wrote one noteworthy play in collaboration. Eastward Ho, written with Ben Jonson ..

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         – She married a man named Fox, supposedly the nephew of Sir Stephen Fox, when she was fifteen or sixteen years old. 1700 – She contributed poetry to The Nine Muses, an elegiac poetry collection left on the grave of John Dryden. 1702 – She wrote and had produced both The Beau Duel ..

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1913 – Aimé Césaire was born in Basse-Pointe, Martinique on the 25th of June. 1931 – He traveled to Paris to attend the Lycée Louis-le-Grand on an educational scholarship. 1935 – In Paris, Césaire passed an entrance exam for the École normale supérieure, created, with Léopold Sédar Senghor and Léon Damas, the literary review L’Étudiant ..

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1821 – He was born on the 20th of October. 1840 – He went to Paris intending to become a painter but took up writing instead.          – He wrote verse and plays before turning to writing libretti. 1864 – He wrote the text for Charles Gounod’s Mireille on his own, and collaborated with ..

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1910 – Born on September 24th in Tientsin, Hupeh province, China. Chinese playwright who was a pioneer in hua-chü (“word drama”), a genre that was influenced by Western theatre rather than traditional Chinese drama (which is usually sung).          – Cao Yu was interested in theatre as a boy. Having studied for a time ..

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1890 – Born in Malé SvatoHovice, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary on the 9th of January. 1921 – He introduced and made popular the frequently used international word robot, which first appeared in his play R.U.R. 1930 – Capek’s work focused on the threat of brutal Nazi and fascist dictatorships. 1933 – In an article in the Czech ..

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1600 – Born in Madrid, Spain, on the 17th of January.   Educated at the Jesuit College in Madrid, the Colegio Imperial.   1620-1622 – Calderón competed with success in a series of poetry competitions held in honour of St Isidore at Madrid.   1623 – His debut as a playwright was with Amor, honor ..

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1911 – Murray Burnett was born. 1940 – His experiences in Vienna inspired him to write a play in the summer about a cynical bar owner of Cafe American in Casablanca, Morocco named Rick. Rick eventually helps an idealistic Czech resistance fighter escape with the woman Rick loves. 1943 – Koch and the Epsteins received ..

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