#668 Mei Lan-fang as jingxi


When Mei Lan-fang died in 1961, China mourned his passing.  s the passing of Mei Lan-fang.  Even  Premier Chou En-lai and other Party and government leaders were among those who visited him during his last illness and a 61-member funeral committee was setup.  Memorial meetings were held on August 10 1961 for the great opera … Continue reading #668 Mei Lan-fang as jingxi

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#17 The Dolls House of Eleanora Duse


Biograph: Eleonora Duse, (born Oct. 3, 1858, near or in Vigevano, Lombardy, Austrian Empire [now in Italy]—died April 21, 1924, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.). Marc Jones gives her birth time as 2:00 am but we find that is a bit fast, and have rectified Miss Duse to 1:30 am giving her the rising 0f 18.20 and … Continue reading #17 The Dolls House of Eleanora Duse

Neil Simon + Bill Shakespeare


Mr Simon's natal chart was rectified and shown below. His ascendant is Libra 22° with the symbol of "A little child is laughing as the streaming water turns into a grotto and the birds hurry to drink". This fits a man who wrote play on the Book of Job and made it a comedy, for … Continue reading Neil Simon + Bill Shakespeare

#758 Eugene Gladstone O’Neill playwright


The Prelude: Eugene O'Neill was a famous American playwright and father in law to Charlie Chaplin via the latter's last wife Oona O'Neill. His father was a famous stage actor, James O'Neill, who met his mother, Mary Ellen (Ella) Quinlan, while travelling on tour through Ohio, though they had resettled there from New London, Connecticut … Continue reading #758 Eugene Gladstone O’Neill playwright

#51 First woman director-producer on Broadway – Margaret Anglin


She was born Mary Warren Anglin on april 3rd, 1876 in Ottawa, Ontario, & was the youngest of nine children of newspaper editor and politician Timothy Warren Anglin (1822–1896) by his second wife, Ellen MacTavish. She remembers being held by Oscar Wilde, a guest of her father, when she was six years old,  probably during … Continue reading #51 First woman director-producer on Broadway – Margaret Anglin

#968 Oscar Wilde and the Grand Sextile


Biograph Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born October 15, 1854 in Dublin, and  was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his  wit, flamboyant style and ultimately imprisonment for homosexuality. because of his liaison with Lord Douglas.  Our header image is the portrait of the two married men. He graduated  from Oxford University, he … Continue reading #968 Oscar Wilde and the Grand Sextile

#125 Dame Lilian Braithwaite


Biograph: She was born Florence Lilian Braithwaite, the daughter of an Anglican minister and dean of Croydon,  but was professionally known as Lilian (one L) on March 9, 1872, Ramsgate, England.  She was married once to fellow Shakespearian Gerald Lawrence with whom she had her only daughter Joyce Carey, on March 30, 1898.  Her marriage … Continue reading #125 Dame Lilian Braithwaite