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English playwright, poet and librettist   Born at No: 17 Southampton Street, Strand, London on 17th November 1836   First play "Uncle Baby" (1863), possibly written in collaboration with his father, Dr William Gilbert, himself a respected and prolific writer, mainly of ‘sensation’ novels.  First acknowledged play "Dulcamara, or the Little Duck and the Great ..

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1717 – Born on February 19th in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. English actor and theatrical manager, descended from a good French Protestant family named Garric or Garrique of Bordeaux, which had settled in England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. 1740 – His first dramatic piece, Lethe, or Aesop in the Shades, which he ..

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Gao Xingjian is a French (Chinese-born) dramatist and novelist. 1940 – Gao Xingjian was born 4th of January in Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China. 1985 – Wrote play "The Wild Man".   1990 – Wrote the novel "Soul Mountain" and "One Man’s Bible". 1992 – Awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the ..

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1898 – He was born on the 5th day of June this year into a family of minor, but wealthy, landowners in the small village of Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, García Lorca was a precocious child, although he did not excel at school. 1909 – His father moved the family to the city of Granada, Andalusia ..

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English dramatist and novelist   wrote trilogy "The Forsyte Saga" (novels "The Man of Property" 1906, "In Chancery" 1920, "To Let" 1921), plays "Justice" 1910, "The Skin Game" 1920   founded PEN International 1921   Nobel Prize in Literature 1932 2.7 / 5 ( ..

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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 ..

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