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14964
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Edward Peyton Harris, aka Ted Harris, has had a new play open on the New York stage which is proving to be a big success, and he has ambitious plans for a unique theater and art colony at Atlantic Beach.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 10 Issue 27, Dec 1942, p8, 21, il
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15500
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The development of the dramatic arts in North Carolina has been quite interesting. Beginning with the Gifford Strolling Players as early as 1780s, North Carolina has been the home to many actors and movie stars. In 1793 New Bern vied for theatrical preeminence with the first theatrical performance given by pupils of the North Carolina school. Theatrical excellence continued in men such as John Augustin Daly, noted playwright and produce, born in Plymouth, and William Churchill DeMille, playwright, born in Washington.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 3 Issue 41, Mar 1936, p16, 30
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16730
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Augustin Daly, a native of Plymouth, was hailed as one of the all-time greats of the American stage in the 19th-century. He was famous on two continents as a playwright and theatre producer. He began writing plays in 1862, completing dozens of them, besides owning his own theatres in New York and London. Among his friends were Mark Twain, Gen. William T. Sherman, and Edwin Booth.
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27816
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North Carolina playwright, author, and actress Monica Byrne is profiled. Byrne is the first theater artist to earn a residency at Elsewhere Collective in Greensboro. Byrne has also written three plays which have been produced over the past two years. She has published four short stories recently and is currently working on a novel. Byrne has an expanding body of work and her work often deals with the psychology, the erotic, violence, and the darkness in mankind.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 21, May 2011, p33 Periodical Website
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27994
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The Kentucky Tragedy involved the 1825 murder of Colonel Solomon Sharp, one of Kentucky’s most prominent politicians, by Jereboam Beauchamp. Shortly after the murder, Joseph Hutton of New Bern wrote a dramatic play based on the Tragedy. Sharp’s brother claimed he had additional information for the play, and ultimately Hutton’s play was never produced.
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28863
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Four different North Carolina artists are profiled, detailing their persistence and dedication to the work that saturates their lives and personalities. The featured artists are Russell Peck, Playwright Karen Jones-Meadows, Choreographer Sal Aiello, and Painter Claude Howell.
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NC Arts (NoCar Oversize NX 1 N22x), Vol. 2 Issue 2, Feb 1986, p6-9, il, bibl
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35675
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In the 1500s, Ben Jonson was a notable playwright for satirical comedies. Tale of a Tub is a comedy about marriages arranged on St. Valentine’s Day. The play is filled with folk customs, speech, and ballads from the time.
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36545
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Playwright Gary Carden composed two monologues from true events of murder. One was from Lewis Redmond, a renowned bootlegger and killer of a federal marshal, and the other from Nance Dude, who did not defend the accusations of abandonment leading to the death of her toddler grandchild.
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39866
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Tommy Thompson spent 22 years in the Chapel Hill band Red Clay Ramblers before moving on to writing songs for plays.
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