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Daphne Du Maurier News

Date Of Birth:
May 13, 1907
Date Of Death:
April 19, 1989 (81)
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
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BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spit-Polishes THE HEIRESSBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spit-Polishes THE HEIRESS
by Joseph Baker - Oct 24, 2014

THE HEIRESS, Ruth and Augustus Goetz's 1947 adaptation of Henry James' WASHINGTON SQUARE and currently occupying the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis, has had a long and steady run on stages throughout the world - and why not? Tightly corseted, polite to a fault, and observing proprieties, this intelligently written script captures the essence of the James source material without the convoluted, complex sentences that, alas, repel many readers. As tautly drawn as the material on one of the samplers for which its heroine is noted, when one of the characters punctuates the prevailing politeness with a barbed or telling line of dialogue, it's as if a sharp and jagged blade suddenly ripped through the fabric of the needlework itself. All this play needs for a successful run is a handsome set, period costumes - and four or five gifted players. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE BIRDS Opens this WeekCincinnati Shakespeare Company's THE BIRDS Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues their season with a Regional Premiere for the Halloween season of 'The Birds' by Conor McPherson, from the short story by Daphne du Maurier October 17- November 8, 2014. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Sara Clark, Sherman Fracher, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup. The design is generously sponsored by Raymond James. (more...)

Birmingham Rep's Spring, Summer 2015 Seasons to Feature HARVEY, THE KING'S SPEECH & MoreBirmingham Rep's Spring, Summer 2015 Seasons to Feature HARVEY, THE KING'S SPEECH & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre announces a new season of work today for Spring and Summer 2015 including major revivals of the Pulitzer prize-winning HARVEY, THE KING'S SPEECH plus the world premieres of six very different, but equally original plays. (more...)

REBECCA Con Man Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison, Will Pay $68K in RestitutionREBECCA Con Man Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison, Will Pay $68K in Restitution
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The New York Daily News reports that Mark Hotton, who in 2012 scammed the producers of REBECCA out of $65,000 and all-but extinguished the musical's plans for a Broadway run, was sentenced today, October 10, to almost three years (34 months) in federal prison. (more...)

A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22A Noise Within Continues Season with THE DANCE OF DEATH 10/12-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens on Saturday, October 18and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. Directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, this is the West Coast premiere of the new McPherson adaptation, which had its U.S. premiere earlier this year in Chicago. In 2007, Ben Brantley of the New York Times called McPherson "quite possibly the finest playwright of his generation." The cast features Geoff Elliott* as Edgar, Susan Angelo* as Alice, and Eric Curtis Johnson* as Kurt.* Denotes member of Actors' Equity (more...)

Wilton, Allam, Walter And Stevenson All To Feature In Globe's Christmas SeasonWilton, Allam, Walter And Stevenson All To Feature In Globe's Christmas Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

For the first time in its history, Shakespeare's Globe is offering theatre, music and spoken word productions throughout the winter - including a riotous Christmas show, Adele Thomas's much-loved production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle and the 'Winter's Tales' featuring Penelope Wilton, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter and Roger Allam. (more...)

Hitchcock Thriller THE BIRDS Flies to Cincinnati Shakespeare This HalloweenHitchcock Thriller THE BIRDS Flies to Cincinnati Shakespeare This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues their season with a Regional Premiere for the Halloween season of "The Birds" by Conor McPherson, from the short story by Daphne du Maurier October 17- November 8, 2014. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Sara Clark, Sherman Fracher, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup. The design is generously sponsored by Raymond James. (more...)

Conor McPherson's New Adaptation of THE DANCE OF DEATH to Kick Off 10/18 at A Noise WithinConor McPherson's New Adaptation of THE DANCE OF DEATH to Kick Off 10/18 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens on Saturday, October 18 and runs through Sunday, November 23, 2014. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton RemembranceTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

Menagerie's SWIMMING to Float Into Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 2-25Menagerie's SWIMMING to Float Into Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 2-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Menagerie/Mercury Theatre Colchester/Escalator East to Edinburgh present SWIMMING by Jane Upton. BONES writer returns to the Fringe with a show that is very close to home. (more...)

Life Is a Cabaret at Cain Park, June 19-28Life Is a Cabaret at Cain Park, June 19-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

June is bustin' out all over with a series of four special cabaret concerts taking place in the intimate Alma Theater nestled in the heart of Cain Park. The concert dates for the series are June 19, 21, 26 and 28. All Cabaret Series concerts begin at 7:00 PM, and are made possible with support from WCPN 90.3 FM. (more...)

Pippa Frith & Birmingham Repertory Theatre Presents The Forensics of a Flat and Other Stories, 30-31 MayPippa Frith & Birmingham Repertory Theatre Presents The Forensics of a Flat and Other Stories, 30-31 May
by Jillian Gaier - May 12, 2014

The celebrated creator of Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs Francesca Millican-Slater returns to tell stories of a flat she has fallen in love with. A doomed love affair documented in lyricism, power point, a touch of stand up and classic karaoke. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present DANCE OF DEATH, 4/1-7/20Writers Theatre to Present DANCE OF DEATH, 4/1-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Writers Theatre presents The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson and directed by Henry Wishcamper. The production runs April 1 - July 20, 2014 at 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The press openings are April 9 and 10, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Turns 21 and Celebrates with a  Season of Literary Masterpieces and Shakespeare ClassicsCincinnati Shakespeare Company Turns 21 and Celebrates with a Season of Literary Masterpieces and Shakespeare Classics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company announces its 2014-2015 Season 21 schedule. CSC's Season 21 is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and all productions will feature Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Resident Company of Actors. Season 21 subscription packages went on sale February 3, 2014 and experienced a record breaking first day of sales. Single tickets are now on sale and seats are already in high demand! (more...)

REBECCA Rights Extended Through December; Producers Eying Winter 2014 StartREBECCA Rights Extended Through December; Producers Eying Winter 2014 Start
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Lead producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza, announced today that REBECCA, the musical based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier, has officially extended its rights through December 31, 2014 and is eyeing a Winter 2014 start. They are now joined by Co Producers Steven Colson, Peter Bezemes and Barbara Sellinger, along with the previously announced co-producers, who all remained committed to the project. (more...)

Academy Award Winner Joan Fontaine Dies at 96Academy Award Winner Joan Fontaine Dies at 96
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The New York Times reports that Joan Fontaine, perhaps best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' and who received an Academy Award for her performance in Hitchcock's 'Suspicion,' died at her home yesterday. (more...)

Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart Win 2014 Edgar Award Grand Masters AwardRobert Crais and Carolyn Hart Win 2014 Edgar Award Grand Masters Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart have been chosen as the 2014 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Crais and Ms. Hart will be presented with their awards at the Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (more...)

Mystery Writers of America Announces 2014 Grand Masters Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart Plus 2014 Raven Award WinnerMystery Writers of America Announces 2014 Grand Masters Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart Plus 2014 Raven Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart have been chosen as the 2014 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Crais and Ms. Hart will be presented with their awards at the Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (more...)

Nine Romantic Suspense Novels Included in DANGEROUS ATTRACTION Box Set; Now Available!Nine Romantic Suspense Novels Included in DANGEROUS ATTRACTION Box Set; Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

With nine full-size novels from bestselling romantic suspense authors and a brand new Christmas novella from New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca York, this boxed set can't be missed. Sexy, steamy heroes to heat you up and twisting plots to keep you turning page after page well past midnight. From sweet to scorcher, these stories are a must read. Fall in love with our sexy cops, tough military heroes, and hot CEOs. Treat yourself to an amazing reading experience by top authors of romantic suspense collected in one boxed set at a price that can't be beat. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse to Transfer THE NIGHT ALIVE and THE WEIRDonmar Warehouse to Transfer THE NIGHT ALIVE and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The Donmar Warehouse is preparing to transfer both of its critically acclaimed Conor McPherson productions, The Night Alive and The Weir, within the next two months. The Night Alive will make its American premiere at The Atlantic Theater off-Broadway on the 30 November 2013, with The Weir opening at Wyndham's Theatre in the West End on the 16 January 2014. (more...)

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