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A Memory Of Two Mondays
A Memory of Two Mondays is a one-act play by Arthur Miller. Based on Miller's own experiences, the play focuses on a group of desperate workers earning their livings in a Brooklyn
Brooklyn
automobile parts warehouse during the Great Depression
Great Depression
in the 1930s, a time of 25 percent unemployment in the United States. Concentrating more on character than plot, it explores the dreams of a young man yearning for a college education in the midst of people stumbling through the workday in a haze of hopelessness and despondency. Three of the characters in the story have severe problems with alcoholism. Paired with the original one-act version of A View from the Bridge, the first Broadway production, directed by Martin Ritt, opened on September 29, 1955, at the Coronet Theatre, where it ran for 149 performances. The cast included Van Heflin, J
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Tennessee Williams
Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983) was an American playwright. Along with Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
and Arthur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of 20th-century American drama.[1] After years of obscurity, he became suddenly famous with The Glass Menagerie (1944), a play that closely reflected his own unhappy family background. This heralded a string of successes, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(1955), and Sweet Bird of Youth (1959). His later work attempted a new style that did not appeal to audiences, and alcohol and drug dependence further inhibited his creative output
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An Enemy Of The People
An Enemy of the People
An Enemy of the People
(original Norwegian title: En folkefiende) is an 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen
Ibsen
wrote it in response to the public outcry against his play Ghosts, which had challenged the hypocrisy of Victorian morality. According to Ellen Mortensen ( Ibsen
Ibsen
Studies v.7, 169), the words scandalous, degenerate, and immoral were hurled at both the play and its author because of its open discussion of sex outside of marriage and its portrayal of one the consequences of that life style—syphilis. Ibsen's own view appears to have been more balanced. According to a widely quoted passage from a letter to his publisher in Copenhagen, Denmark, he wrote: "I am still uncertain as to whether I should call it a comedy or a straight drama
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Paul Bogart
Paul Bogart (November 21, 1919 – April 15, 2012) was an American television and film director and producer.[1] Biography[edit] Bogart directed episodes of the television series Coronet Blue in 1967, Get Smart, The Dumplings in 1976, and All In The Family
All In The Family
from 1976 to 1979. Among his films are Oh, God! You Devil,[2] Torch Song Trilogy,[3] Marlowe, Halls of Anger, Skin Game
Skin Game
(both starring James Garner), and Class of '44
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Television Movie
A television film (also known as a TV movie, TV film, television movie, telefilm, telemovie, made-for-television movie, made-for-television film, direct-to-TV movie, direct-to-TV film, movie of the week, feature-length drama, single drama and original movie) is a feature-length motion picture that is produced for, and originally distributed by or to, a television network, in contrast to theatrical films, which are made explicitly for initial showing in movie theaters.Contents1 Origins and history 2 Examples 3 Production and quality 4 Movie-length episodes of television shows 5 See also 6 References 7 BibliographyOrigins and history[edit] Though not exactly labeled as such, there were early precedents for "television movies", such as Talk
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Alan Bates
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Alan Arthur Bates, CBE (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving. He is also known for his performance with Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
in Zorba the Greek, as well as his roles in King of Hearts, Georgy Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd and The Fixer, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In 1969, he starred in the Ken Russell film Women in Love with Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
and Glenda Jackson. Bates went on to star in The Go-Between, An Unmarried Woman, Nijinsky and in The Rose with Bette Midler, as well as many television dramas, including The Mayor of Casterbridge, Harold Pinter's The Collection, A Voyage Round My Father, An Englishman Abroad (as Guy Burgess) and Pack of Lies
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ITV (TV Network)
ITV is a commercial TV network in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in London, it was launched in 1955 as Independent Television under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority (ITA, then after the Sound Broadcasting Act 1972, Independent Broadcasting Authority, now Ofcom) to provide competition to BBC
BBC
Television, that was established in 1932.[1] it is also the oldest commercial network in the UK. Since the passing of the Broadcasting Act 1990, its legal name has been Channel 3, to distinguish it from the other analogue channels at the time, namely BBC
BBC
1, BBC
BBC
2 and Channel 4
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Theatre World Award
The Theatre World Award is an American honor presented annually to actors and actresses in recognition of an outstanding New York City stage debut performance, either on Broadway or off-Broadway. It was first awarded for the 1945–1946 theatre season.Contents1 History 2 Award statuette 3 Special
Special
honorary awards 4 John Willis Award 5 The award ceremony 6 Award winners6.1 1997–1998 6.2 1999–2000 6.3 2000–2001 6.4 2001–2002 6.5 2002–2003 6.6 2003–2004 6.7 2004–2005 6.8 2005–2006 6.9 2006–2007 6.10 2007–2008 6.11 2008–2009 6.12 2009–2010 6.13 2010–2011 6.14 2011–2012 6.15 2012–2013 6.16 2013–2014 6.17 2014–2015 6.18 2015–2016 6.19 2016–20177 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] The inaugural recipients included Betty Comden, Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
and John Raitt
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Tony Musante
Anthony Peter Musante Jr. (June 30, 1936 – November 26, 2013) was an American actor, probably best known for the TV series Toma.Contents1 Life and career 2 Death 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Musante was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, into an Italian-American family, the son of Natalie Anne (née Salerno), a school teacher, and Anthony Peter Musante, an accountant.[1] He attended Oberlin College and Northwestern University. Musante acted in numerous feature films, in the United States
United States
and elsewhere, including Italy. Among his body of work are the television series Toma (predecessor to Baretta) and the soap opera As the World Turns, and the 1975 Broadway play, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. He was nominated for an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his work in a 1975 episode of Medical Center, A Quality of Mercy
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Joe Grifasi
Joseph G. Grifasi (born June 14, 1944) is an American character actor of film, stage and television.[1] Grifasi was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Patricia (née Gaglione) and Joseph J. Grifasi, a skilled laborer.[1] Grifasi graduated from Bishop Fallon High School, a now-defunct Roman Catholic high school in Buffalo, when he made the decision that he wanted to be, not just any old actor, but a character actor.[2] He played football and acted in many of the school's plays. Grifasi briefly attended Canisius College
Canisius College
in Buffalo before joining the United States Army. He went on to study at the Yale School of Drama
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Jack Warden
Jack Warden
Jack Warden
(born John Warden Lebzelter Jr.,[1][2] September 18, 1920 – July 19, 2006) was an American character actor of film and television. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor - for Shampoo (1975), and Heaven Can Wait (1978). He received a BAFTA nomination for the former movie, and won an Emmy for his performance in Brian's Song
Brian's Song
(1971).Contents1 Early life 2 World War II 3 Career 4 Personal life and death 5 Filmography5.1 Film 5.2 Television6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Warden was born in Newark, New Jersey,[3] the son of Laura M
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J. Carrol Naish
Joseph Patrick Carroll Naish (January 21, 1896 – January 24, 1973), known professionally as J. Carrol Naish, was an American character actor. He was nominated twice for an Academy Award for film roles, and he later found fame in the title role of CBS Radio's Life with Luigi (1948–1953).Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life3.1 Death4 Partial filmography 5 Radio broadcasts 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] He was born in New York City, son of Patrick Naish, who had emigrated from County Limerick, Ireland
Ireland
in about 1890. Patrick was a nephew of John Naish, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Naish appeared on stage for several years before he began his film career. He began as a member of Gus Edwards's vaudeville troupe of child performers. After World War I, Naish formed his own song and dance act in Paris
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Tony Award
The Antoinette Perry
Antoinette Perry
Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre,[1] more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League[2] at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre
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Martin Ritt
Martin Ritt
Martin Ritt
(March 2, 1914 – December 8, 1990) was an American director and actor who worked in both film and theater
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Broadway Theatre
Broadway theatre,[nb 1] commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[1] Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City. According to The Broadway League, for the 2016–2017 season (which ended May 21, 2017), total attendance was 13,270,343 and Broadway shows had US$1,449,399,149 in grosses, with attendance down 0.4%, grosses up 5.5%, and playing weeks down 4.1%.[2] The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals
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Drama Desk Award
The Drama Desk Awards are presented annually and were first awarded in 1955 to recognize excellence in New York theatre productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. Broadway productions were excluded until the 1968–69 award season.[1][2] The awards are considered a significant American theatre
American theatre
distinction.[3]Contents1 History 2 Ceremony 3 Award categories 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The Drama Desk organization was formed in 1949 by a group of New York theater critics, editors, reporters and publishers, in order to make the public aware of the vital issues concerning the theatrical industry. They debuted the presentations of the Vernon Rice Awards. The name honors the New York Post
New York Post
critic Vernon Rice, who had pioneered Off-Broadway coverage in the New York press
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