1898 – He was born as Adhémar Adolphe Louis Martens in Ixelles. 1924 – Married to Jeanne-Françoise Gérard. . – His works often deal with the extremes of human experience, from death and degradation to religious exaltation. 1927 – Wrote plays "Christopher Columbus. 1928 – "Barabbas". 1929 – "Pantagleize". 1929 – "Chronicles of ..
1685 – Gay was born in Barnstaple, England on June 30, 1685. 1714 – Gay wrote The Shepherd’s Week, a series of six pastorals drawn from English rustic life. Pope had urged him to undertake this task in order to ridicule the Arcadian pastorals of Ambrose Philips, who had been praised by The Guardian (1713), ..
1910 – Born on December 19th in Paris, France. French writer, a dramatist and convicted felon, became one of the leading figures in the avant-garde theater. 1920 – At the age of 10 he was accused of stealing. During adolescence he spent five years at the Mettray Reformatory. 1929 – At age 19 joined the ..
1932 – Born on the 11th of June in Middleburg, South Africa. 1938 – He was enrolled at the Marist Brothers College; a Catholic primary school (although he is not known to be a Roman Catholic). 1956 – Married Sheila Meiring, then an actress in one of his plays, in September. 1962 – He publicly ..
1907 – Born on the 8th of December. 1938 – His most significant plays include: The Boy with the Cart. 1946 – A Phoenix Too Frequent. – The Firstborn. 1949 – The Lady’s Not for Burning. – Thor, with Angels. 1950 – Venus Observed. 1957 – The Dark is Light Enough. ..
1586 – Born in Ilsington, Devon on the 17th of April. 1601 – He was admitted to Exeter College, Oxford on the 26th of March, but this was when the dramatist had not yet reached his sixteenth birthday. 1602 – He entered the Middle Temple, one of the London Inns of Court. ..
1707 – Fielding was born in Somerset, England on the 22nd of April. 1727 – Fielding was educated at Eton College. He was involved in a romatic affair with a young woman which brought him trouble with the authorities and went to London where he started his career as a writer. 1728 – Fielding went ..
1821 – Born on August 11th in St. Lô, France. French novelist and dramatist. 1832 – He married his cousin Valérie Marie Elvire Dubois. 1858-1881 – His novels include Le Roman d’un jeune homme pauvre and Histoire d’une Parisienne. – He also wrote plays, such as Le Sphynx and memoirs. – ..
1678 – Born in Londonderry, County Derry, Ireland. British dramatist. 1695 – Entered as a sizar at Trinity College, Dublin, under the patronage of Dr. Wiseman, bishop of Dromore. 1698 – He wrote his first play, Love and a Bottle, which was performed at Drury Lane, perhaps through Wilks’s interest. 1699 – His second comedy, ..
1888 – Eliot was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on the 26th of September. 1898-1905 – He was a student at the St. Louis Smith Academy. He studied Latin, Greek, French and German. 1905-1906 – Attended Militon Academy in Milton, Massachusetts. 1906-1909 – He went to Harvard University where he got his bachelor’s degree. 1909-1910 ..