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Stage Deaths

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These volumes provide biographical data on major and minor theatrical personnel who died between 1850 and 1990. Their data are derived from obituaries in The Era, The Stage, The Clipper, New York Dramatic Mirror, and Variety as well as The London Times, The New York Times, Boston Transcript, and the Los Angeles Times and is augmented by other diverse sources. Bryan's compilation is international in scope and broad in coverage. Thousands of entries and cross references detail the lives and careers of actors, ...

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Overview

These volumes provide biographical data on major and minor theatrical personnel who died between 1850 and 1990. Their data are derived from obituaries in The Era, The Stage, The Clipper, New York Dramatic Mirror, and Variety as well as The London Times, The New York Times, Boston Transcript, and the Los Angeles Times and is augmented by other diverse sources. Bryan's compilation is international in scope and broad in coverage. Thousands of entries and cross references detail the lives and careers of actors, directors, musical directors, designers, producers, playwrights, composers, screenwriters, scenarists, theatre and company managers, and agents connected with stage, screen, radio, television, vaudeville, circus, menagerie, and carnival..

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A companion volume to the compiler's Stage lives: a bibliography and index to theatrical biographies in English (Greenwood, 1985), this reference provides basic biographical facts, citations of obituaries and death notices in selected Anglo-American newspapers, and references to book-length biographies and autobiographies in English of theatrical artists who died between 1850 and 1990. The thousands of entries (fully cross-referenced) outline the lives and careers of actors, directors, musical directors, designers, producers, playwrights, composers, screenwriters, scenarists, theatre and company managers, and agents connected with stage, screen, radio, television, vaudeville, circus, menagerie, and carnival. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

GEORGE B. BRYAN is Professor of Theatre at the University of Vermont.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

How to Use This Book

Biographical Guide to Theatrical Obituaries

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