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James Bridie and his theatre

Winifred Bannister

James Bridie and his theatre

a study of James Bridie"s personality,his stage plays and his work for the foundation of the Scottish National Theatre

by Winifred Bannister

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Published by Rockliff in London .
Written in English

  • Bridie, James, -- 1888-1951.

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    Statementby Winifred Bannister.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination262p. :
    Number of Pages262
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    Open LibraryOL17155081M

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James Bridie and His Theatre by Winifred Bannister and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at James Bridie in James Bridie (3 January in Glasgow – 29 January in Edinburgh) was the pseudonym of the renowned Scottish playwright, screenwriter and physician whose real name was Osborne Henry Mavor.

He took his pen-name from his paternal grandfather's first name and his grandmother's maiden name. Mavor studied medicine at the University of.

Finally, Bridie was a prolific writer of articles, described by Winifred Bannister, his biographer, as “witty, teasing admonitions usually aimed at drawing people into the theatre, and even that. The Sunlight Sonata () was performed by the Scottish National Players but it was The Anatomist () which really began his writing career.

Other plays include Jonah and the James Bridie was the pseudonym of a Scottish playwright, screenwriter and surgeon whose real name was James Bridie and his theatre book Henry Mavor.5/5(1). Finally, Bridie's moral affinity with Shaw and Ibsen is explored, not with the intention of tracing literal borrowing, but to clarify Bridie's philosophical and dramatic intention.

Helen Luyben taught at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. She contributed to Modern Drama and the Educational Theatre Journal. The Citizens Theatre Company was formed in by James Bridie, who James Bridie and his theatre book at that time Scotland’s best known playwright and later founder of the James Bridie and his theatre book of the new company was taken from the manifesto drawn up in for the Glasgow Repertory Theatre.

The Devil to Stage book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for James Bridie and his theatre book. James Bridie was the pseudonym of a Scottish playwright, James Bridie and his theatre book and surgeon whose real name was Osborne Henry Mavor.

He took his pen-name from his paternal grandfather's first name and his grandmother's maiden name. The Sunlight Sonata /5. James Bridie: clown and philosopher by Helen L Luyben (); James Bridie (Osborne Henry Mavor) by Terence Tobin (Book) James Bridie and his theatre; a study of James Bridie's personality, his stage plays, and his work for the foundation of a Scottish national theatre by Winifred Bannister (Book).

James Birdie (January 3 Glasgow - January 29 ) was a pseudonym of the Scottish playwright and screenwriter whose real name was Osborne Henry Mavor who founded the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Festival. Quotes [].

I sat through the first act and heard my lovely lines falling like cold porridge on a damp mattress. One Way of Living. James Bridie’s The Anatomist and John Byrne’s The Slab Boys Edwin Morgan. The main difference between the two plays is that they belong to different eras of Scottish theatre.

Bridie was writing mainly before the Second World War, in the s, and his appeal was in general that of a middle-class writer to middle-class theatregoers. Three plays by Scottish playwright and physician Osborne Henry Mavor under his nom-de-plume James Bridie.

The Anatomist is a drama based upon the James Bridie and his theatre book of Dr Robert Knox, the surgeon who purchased from Burke and Hare the bodysnatchers.

Bridie tries to deny that his plays are anything but entertainment by dismiss-ing their moral purpose. He is aware, he says, of being called "an amateurish James Bridie and his theatre book Luyben, formerly Assistant Professor of English at Purdue University, is currently writ-ing a book on the plays of James Bridie.

1 "Introduction," James Bridie, Meeting at. Actor and Writer Chris is a graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

He received the James Bridie Award and went on to become the actor intern at The Citizen’s Theatre under Dominic Hill. Chris has since worked in Theatre, T.V and Film and is most recently establishing himself as a writer too with his adaptation of The Brother’s Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

: Excellent program for the four-week Malvern Festival,(James,Playwright, Screenwriter and Surgeon), H. AYLIFF (Theatre Producer), Frederick BOAS (, English scholar of early Modern Drama) Ernest THESIGER (, Actor), Jean CADELL ( Scottish Character Actress), Helena PICKARD () and other.

s • s • s • s • s • s • s • s • s • s The Buffoon – A. Tupper and Howard Lee Candida – George Bernard Shaw Captain Applejack – Walter Hackett The Cradle Song – Martinez Sierra The Enchanted April – Read On.

His comedic plays saw success in London, and he became a full time writer in Despite this, he returned to the army during World War II, again serving as a doctor. [1] He was the main founder of the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. James Bridie worked with the director Alfred Hitchcock in the late s.

They worked together on. Bruno Frank, Writer: Heart's Desire. German novelist and playwright Bruno Frank was born in Stuttgart, Germany, into a family with a long line of physicians and bankers (his father and grandfather were both bankers). He attended a preparatory school in Stuttgart, then transferred to a college in Thuringia.

He received a Doctors degree in philosophy and literature from the Occupation: Writer. James Bridie: The devil’s in the detail By Adrienne Scullion A favourite question for students of Scottish theatre and drama asks if the.

His helmet now shall be a hive for bees, by James Bridie. Letters from Captain Russell to Dr Mavor, 26 February27 July Piobaireachd, nos, Alistair Sim, the non-political candidate, by James Bridie. Rhetoric in the Modern Theatre, by James Bridie.

Scottish Dramatists and the English Critics, by James Bridie. Osborne Henry Mavor, physician, playwright and screenwriter, was born on the 3rd of January, Osborne Henry Mavor was sometimes known as O.

Mavor, more often than not under the pseudonym of James Bridie, for a while under the ‘nom de plume’ of Mary Henderson and, just for good measure, once as J. sounds like a man who. () He acted in James Bridie and Claud Gurney's play, "Mary Read-Dragoon and Pirate," at His Majesty's Theatre Haymarket in London, England with Flora Robson, Iris Hoey, Claude Allister, Beatrice Wilson, Betty Hardy, Wilfrid Walter, Marie Dainton, CharleS Farrell, John Turnbull, Evan Thomas, and George Benson in the cast.

Upon Harris' death, his interest went to Berlin. It was co-owned by the Berlin estate and the Shubert Organization untilwhen the Shuberts took over full onwership. To learn more about the history of the Music Box Theatre, see historical information provided by the Shubert Organization and Spotlight on Broadway's video on Irving Berlin.

Duke of York's Theatre, London, Performance category: Drama. The play was given three performances at the Duke of York's on 31 October, 7 November and 14 November Bridie hoped to arrange another production.

Alastair Sim, Roger Livesey and his wife, Ursula Jeans are mentioned in the letter. Descriptive line. about this item: constable & co. ltd., london, hardcover; first printing. condition: g+. first edition. good+. a little cover soiling. ; presentation copy.

- attached to the front end page, is a 2 page hand-written letter signed by author with his real name: "o.h. mavor" - also includes card on back saying: "a merry christmas to you rona and osborne mavor " - grey covers.

James Agate James Agate, English drama critic for the London Sunday Times (–47), book reviewer for the Daily Express, novelist, essayist, diarist, and raconteur.

He is remembered for his wit and perverse yet lovable personality, the sparkle and fundamental seriousness of his dramatic criticism, and his.

Signature: James Bridie's real name was Osborne Henry Mavor. TLS from James Bridie to Joan White, saying that he has written to the Actors' Orphanage asking for particulars of a three year £50 covenant [on behalf of his godchild, Susannah, Joan White's daughter].

He is visiting London on the 15th and hopes to see her. Textual information. Tom England Tom graduated from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in where he won The James Bridie Gold Medal, The Citizens Theatre Society Award and The Percival Steed Prize.

Professional theatre credits: Alyosha in Brothers Karamazov (Tron Theatre); Simon in Simon and His Magical Christmas Socks. Playwright, author, screenwriter and doctor, James Bridie was one of the founding fathers of modern Scottish theatre, and one of the West End’s most acclaimed dramatists of the s and s.

This book also explores Alastair's life outside of films including his marriage to Naomi Sim--whom he first met when she was his extensive work on stage, including his theatrical endeavors with James Bridie, and his stalwart refusal to sign autographs.

McLeish and Ena Lamont Stewart to Robert Kemp and James Bridie - who, in his view, have 'laid Scotland's contemporary theatre renaissance's foundation' Scottish drama's vitality through the ages are not fully upheld by many of his contributors, and the book is heavily tilted towards the modern period - after Review: Edinburgh Companion.

Playwright James Bridie (the pseudonym of Dr Osborne Henry Mavor) was born in Glasgow in He studied medicine at Glasgow University.

His best known works include Dr Angelus (), recently a huge success when rediscovered by the Finborough Theatre; Tobias and the Angel (); The Anatomist (), Tyrone Guthrie’s first London production; A Sleeping.

James Mavor (December 8, – Octo ) was a Scottish-Canadian served as a Professor of Political Economy of the University of Toronto from to His influence upon Canadian economic thought is traced to as late as the mater: Glasgow University.

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The Citizens Theatre, in what was the Royal Princess's Theatre, is the creation of James Bridie and is based in Glasgow, Scotland as a principal producing theatre. The theatre includes a seat Main Auditorium, and two studio theatres, the. James Bridie and his theatre: a study of James Bridie's personality, his stage plays and his work for t It depends what you mean: an improvisation for the Glockenspiel / by James Bridie [pseud.] Plays for plain people [by] James Bridie [i.e.

Mavor, Osborne Henry] Mr. Gillie: a play in two acts / James Bridie [i.e. Mavor]. Eventually Dr Oswald Henry Mavor — even more famous as James Bridie — sold the family home at Gateside, Drymen, and moved to the burgh in August But he only had 18 months at his new seafront home, Rockbank, East Clyde Street, before his death in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on January 29 at the age of In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and continuing their rediscovery of James Bridie, one of the West End's most successful.

James Bridie: Clown and Philosopher by Helen L. Luyben (review) ; Anne Greene; Modern Drama; University of Toronto Press; In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content.

Bridget O'Connor, who has died aged 49 of cancer, was the author of the prizewinning play The Flags, as well as collections of short stories, and several plays, for both radio and : Michelle Kass. Tom Fleming, who died on April 18 pdf was a prominent figure in the theatre in his native Scotland and a well-known actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company in its heyday under Peter Hall.Actor acclaimed on stage, screen, radio and TV.

he took the lead in James Bridie’s Dr Angelus, a dramatisation of James Joyce’s Ulyssesat the Unity Theatre.James Griffin is a songwriter, spoken word performer, singer and playwright as ebook as a radio and television producer and presenter.

Ebook has been the host of Words, a weekly interview program about books, writing and ideas, which ran for five years on ABC Television and, for two years, was co-host of Australia Talks Books on Radio National.

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