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Thomas F. Connolly

Thomas F. Connolly is Associate Professor of English at Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is also Visiting Professor at the Institute of English Philology at the University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic. From 1996 to 1998 he was Senior Fulbright scholar in the Czech Republic. His most recent book is George Jean Nathan and the Making of Modern American Drama Criticism. He has published numerous articles in journals and contributed to reference books such as The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre, The Continuum Companion to Twentieth-Century Theatre, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance and The Encyclopedia of New England Culture.

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Helen Menken

One of the finest actors of her day, as well as a producer and a philanthropist, Helen Menken devoted her entire life to the American theater. While she was known for playing a lesbian in The Captive, for which she was arrested during a performance, and her role as Elizabeth I in Mary of Scotland, her biggest contribution to theater was creating the 1942–1946 Stage Door Canteen through the American Theater Wing, in which Broadway stars performed for service people.

Lili Darvas

Lili Darvas was an internationally acclaimed actress, known on the stage and screen in Europe and the United States. Born in Budapest in 1902, as an actress Darvas combined the fetching qualities of an ingenue with the depth and mature allure of an experienced woman of the world, which led to her rise to fame in New York, Germany, and Hungary. 

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