Peggy Ashcroft

Standard Name: Ashcroft, Peggy


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Friends, Associates Molly Keane
Molly's close friends included novelist Elizabeth Bowen and actress Peggy Ashcroft . Visiting the Perry family home at Woodrooff, she met John Perry , who later collaborated with her on plays, and Bobby Keane ...
Friends, Associates Harold Pinter
Simon Gray was Pinter's favourite living playwright and favourite friend.
Fraser, Antonia. Must You Go?. Random House of Canada.
Other friends included Sam Spiegel (who offered him a place to stay when he left his first marriage) and Reggie Smith (husband of the...
Leisure and Society Christopher St John
John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft performed in Twelfth Night in the Barn Theatre; it was on this night that CSJ first met her new neighbours Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson .
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin.
Literary responses Enid Bagnold
The play was a success with London audiences and critics. In The Observer, Kenneth Tynan claimed that the West End Theatre justified its existence with this production of the finest artificial comedy to have...
Performance of text George Paston
Nigel Playfair directed GP 's play When Adam Delved, at the little Q Theatre on Kew Bridge, London, with the nineteen-year-old Peggy Ashcroft . The play remains unpublished.
Billington, Michael. Peggy Ashcroft, 1907-1991. Mandarin.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Performance of text Enid Bagnold
Following its success on Broadway, EB 's play The Chalk Garden, began its impressive twenty-three-month run at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket , directed by John Gielgud and starring Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans .
Billington, Michael. Peggy Ashcroft, 1907-1991. Mandarin.
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
politics Marghanita Laski
On 30 October 1958 ML was one of the signatories to a letter to the editor of theTimes urging the government to cease testing nuclear weapons; others who signed included Peggy Ashcroft , Storm Jameson
Publishing Molly Keane
Her children were grown up and she was, she says, doing nothing. She began writing in the same secrecy as at the beginning of her career, still finding the process painful.
Chamberlain, Mary, editor. Writing Lives: Conversations Between Women Writers. Virago Press.
Billy Collins ,...
Textual Features Diana Athill
Part two, introduced by some comment on the nature of the relationship between writer and publisher, provides sketches and stories of many of the authors whom DA worked with. Though she does not belabour the...
Textual Production Bernice Rubens
Writing a second novel, she said, was inevitable after the first, and after that she was hooked.
Rubens, Bernice. When I Grow Up. Time Warner Books.
She drew for it on her brother Harold's stories of his music teacher in London.
Rubens, Bernice. When I Grow Up. Time Warner Books.
Textual Production Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Notable among RPJ 's television scripts was the four-part London Weekend Television series adapted from Paul Scott 's The Raj Quartet in 1978; it was shown both on the wide screen and on tv, entitled...


May 1926: Eighteen-year-old actress Peggy Ashcroft...

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May 1926

Eighteen-year-old actress Peggy Ashcroft made her professional debut in J. M. Barrie 's Dear Brutus with the Birmingham Repertory Company, when another performer was transferred.

September 1930: Shakespeare's Othello opened at the Savoy...

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September 1930

Shakespeare's Othello opened at the Savoy Theatre starring Paul Robeson and Peggy Ashcroft : it shocked some in the audience on racist grounds.

December 1965: Actress Peggy Ashcroft toured Norway with...

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December 1965

Actress Peggy Ashcroft toured Norway with a show of her own devising, Words on Women and Some Women's Words, originally written for performance at London University .

October 1972: A gala performance was held at the Haymarket...

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October 1972

A gala performance was held at the Haymarket Theatre , featuring all the leading lights of the British stage, to celebrate Dame Sybil Thorndike 's ninetieth birthday.

28 February 1976: A charity gala performance, Tribute to the...

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28 February 1976

A charity gala performance, Tribute to the Lady, was staged for the last night of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic before its move to the South Bank.

1980: The Women's Playhouse Trust was founded to...

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The Women's Playhouse Trust was founded to improve opportunities in the theatre for women writers, directors, designers, administrators, technicians and actresses,
Page, Louise. Beauty and the Beast. Methuen in association with the Women’s Playhouse Trust.
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building on feminist fringe activity but within the mainstream.


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