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Billington, Michael, 1939-


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  • Fuller Name

    • Michael Keith
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1939-11-16
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Pennsylvania
        • Organization: (naf) King's College London
        • Organization: (naf) St. Catherine's College (University of Oxford)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Leamington (England)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
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  • Sources

    • found: Author's The modern actor, 1973.
    • found: ALCS database, 21 Mar. 2005(Michael Billington, born 16 Nov. 1939)
    • found: The 101 greatest plays, 2015:title page (Michael Billington) page 3 of jacket (Michael Billington has been theatre critic of the Guardian since 1971 and of Country Life since 1986; He frequently lectures and broadcasts on the arts, teaches drama for the University of Pennsylvania and is a Visiting Professor at King's College London and an Honorary Fellow of St. Catherine's College, Oxford)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 30, 2106(Michael Billington (critic); Michael Keith Billington OBE (born 16 November 1939) is a British author and arts critic; drama critic of The Guardian since October 1971, he is "Britain's longest-serving theatre critic" and the author of biographical and critical studies relating to British theatre and the arts; most notably, he is the authorised biographer of the playwright Harold Pinter (1930-2008); he was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England; he attended St Catherine's College, Oxford from 1958 to 1961, graduating with a BA degree; after leaving Oxford, in 1961, Billington began working as an arts critic in Liverpool, for the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo; from 1962 to 1964, he served as public liaison officer and director for the Lincoln Theatre Company, in Lincolnshire; from 1965 to 1971, he reviewed television, movies, and plays as an arts critic for The Times; from 1968 to 1978, he was also film reviewer for the Birmingham Post, and from 1968 to 1981, for The Illustrated London News; in October 1971, he left The Times to become theatre critic for The Guardian; beginning in the 1980s, he was a London arts correspondent for The New York Times, and, since 1988, he has also served as drama critic for Country Life; Billington has taught in the University of Pennsylvania's Penn-in-London program since at least as early as 1997, and he teaches courses in theatre at King's College London, where he has been a visiting professor since 2002)
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    • 2016-10-04: revised
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