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Beerbohm, Sir Max(Encyclopedia)Beerbohm, Sir Max br´bm [key], 1872–1956, English essayist, caricaturist, and parodist. He contributed to the famous Yellow Book while still an undergraduate at Oxford. In 1898 he succeeded G. ...
Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm(Encyclopedia)Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm, 1853–1917, English actor-manager, whose original name was Herbert Draper Beerbohm. He was a half-brother of Max Beerbohm. His first success (1884) was as the curate in Th...
Cecil, Lord David(Encyclopedia)Cecil, Lord David ss´l, ss– [key] (Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne Cecil), 1902–86, English biographer. He was professor of English literature at Oxford (1948–70). Cecil's works are ...
Holt, Helen Maud(Encyclopedia)Holt, Helen Maud: see Tree, Sir Herbert Beerbohm.
Behrman, S. N.(Encyclopedia)Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel Behrman)bâr´mn [key], 1893–1973, American dramatist, b. Worcester, Mass., grad. Harvard 1916. His sophisticated comedies often attempt to probe the consciences o...
Yellow Book(Encyclopedia)Yellow Book, English illustrated quarterly published (1894–97) in book form in London. Henry Harland was literary editor, and Aubrey Beardsley, whose exotic and provocative drawings brought immediat...
Mallowan, Max Edgar Lucien(Encyclopedia)Mallowan, Sir Max Edgar Lucien, 1904–78, British archaeologist, educated at Oxford. He participated in the British Museum–Univ. of Pennsylvania excavations at Ur (1925–30) and Nineveh (1931–32...
Ophüls, Max(Encyclopedia)Ophüls, Max ô´füls [key], 1902–57, German-born French film director, b. Saarbrücken as Maximilian Oppenheimer. He started his career in the 1920s as an stage actor and director and began direct...
Reger, Max(Encyclopedia)Reger, Max mäks r´gr [key], 1873–1916, German composer; he studied with Hugo Riemann in Wiesbaden. Through his sensitive interpretations of Mozart and Bach he won acclaim as a pianist. In 1901...
Reinhardt, Max(Encyclopedia)Reinhardt, Max, 1873–1943, Austrian theatrical producer and director, originally named Max Goldmann. After acting under Otto Brahm at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, he managed (1902–5) his own t...
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