Osric, a foppish courtier, is the referee in the duel between Hamlet and Laertes in Act 5 of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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- What was the first movie to rely heavily on film editing? The Life of an American Fireman (1903), by Edwin S. Porter (1869-1941), was the first movie to rely heavily on film editing. Porter was the first person to piece together strips of film…
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- Who established the first literary club in America? Author Anne Hutchinson organized literary groups for women in the seventeenth century.
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- On what daytime TV drama did New York mayor Edward Koch once appear as himself? New York mayor Edward Koch once appeared on the daytime TV drama "All My Children" (ABC, 1970).