Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor and producer. He is best known for playing the titular protagonist in the Harry Potter film series, based on the novels by J. K. Rowling during his adolescence and early adulthood. Born and raised in London, Radcliffe made his acting debut at 10 years of age in BBC One's 1999 television film David Copperfield, followed by his cinematic debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama. At age 11, he was cast as Harry in the series' first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, starred in the series for 10 years, starring in the lead role in all eight films culminating with the final film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, released in 2011. Radcliffe became one of the highest paid actors in the world during the filming of the Potter films, earned worldwide fame and critical acclaim for his role, received many accolades for his performance in the series. Following the success of Harry Potter, his subsequent roles include lawyer Arthur Kipps in the Edwardian horror film The Woman in Black, famed beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the independent film Kill Your Darlings, Victor Frankenstein's assistant Igor in the science fiction fantasy Victor Frankenstein, Manny, a sentient corpse in the comedy-drama Swiss Army Man, technological prodigy Walter Mabry in the heist thriller film Now You See Me 2, FBI agent Nate Foster in the critically acclaimed thriller Imperium.

Radcliffe began to branch out to stage acting in 2007, starring in the London and New York productions of Equus for which he received immense praise from critics and audiences alike, in the 2011 Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Since 2018, Radcliffe has starred in the TBS anthology television series Miracle Workers, he has contributed to many charities, including the Demelza Hospice Care for Children, The Trevor Project for suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, which gave him its Hero Award in 2011. Radcliffe was born in Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, England, he is his wife, Marcia Jeannine Gresham. His mother was born in South Africa and raised in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, his father was raised in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland, in a "very working-class" Protestant family. Radcliffe's maternal ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, Germany and Russia. In 2019 Radcliffe explored both sides of his family history in series 16 of BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

Radcliffe's parents had both acted as children. His father is a literary agent, his mother is a casting agent and was involved in several films for the BBC, including The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Walk Away and I Stumble. Radcliffe first expressed a desire to act at the age of five, in December 1999, aged 10, he made his acting debut in BBC One's televised two-part adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield, portraying the title character as a young boy, he was educated at three independent schools for boys: Redcliffe School, a day school in Chelsea's Redcliffe Square, Sussex House School, a day school in Chelsea's Cadogan Square, the City of London School, a day school on the North Bank of the River Thames in London's financial district. Attending school became difficult for Radcliffe after the release of the first Harry Potter film, with some fellow pupils becoming hostile, though he says it was people just trying to "have a crack at the kid that plays Harry Potter" rather than jealousy.

As his acting career began to consume his schedule, Radcliffe continued his education through on-set tutors. He admitted he was not good at school, considering it useless and finding the work "really difficult", he achieved A grades in the three AS-level exams that he took in 2006, but decided to take a break from education and did not go to college or university. Part of his reasoning was that he knew he wanted to act and write, that it would be difficult to have a normal college experience. "The paparazzi, they'd love it", he told Details magazine in 2007. "If there were any parties going on, they'd be tipped off as to where they were." In 2000, producer David Heyman asked Radcliffe to audition for the role of Harry Potter for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the best-selling book by British author J. K. Rowling. Rowling had been searching for an unknown British actor to personify the character, the movie's director Chris Columbus recalled thinking, "This is what I want.

This is Harry Potter". Eight months and after several auditions, Radcliffe was selected to play the part. Rowling endorsed the selection saying, "I don't think Chris Columbus could have found a better Harry." Radcliffe's parents turned down the offer, as they had been told that it would involve six films shot in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. instead offered Radcliffe a two-movie contract with shooting in the UK. The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone took place in 2001. Radcliffe received a seven figure salary for the lead role, but asserted that the fee was "not that important" to him; the film was popular and was met with positive reviews, critics took notice of Radcliffe: "Radcliffe is the embodiment of every reader's imagination. It is wonderful to see a young hero, so scholarly looking and filled with curiosity and who connects with real emotions, from solemn intelligence and the delight of discovery to de

John-Michael Tebelak

John-Michael Tebelak was an American playwright and director. He was best known for creating the musical Godspell, based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew. Composer Stephen Schwartz wrote the music for Godspell; some of the lyrics are original to the show, while others were taken from either the Bible or traditional hymns in the 1940 Episcopal hymnal. Tebelak was born in Berea and graduated from Berea High School in 1966, he first produced Godspell as his master's thesis, under Lawrence Carra, at Carnegie Mellon University in December 1970. He had been studying Greek and Roman mythology, but became fascinated by the joy expressed in the Gospels, with the deadline for his thesis two weeks away, he attended an Easter Vigil service in 1970 at Pittsburgh's St. Paul Cathedral, wearing his usual overalls and a T-shirt. A police officer frisked him for drugs after the service, he wrote, of this experience, "I left with the feeling that, rather than rolling the rock away from the Tomb, they were piling more on.

I went home, took out my manuscript, worked it to completion in a non-stop frenzy." Though he never completed his coursework at the university, Carnegie Mellon did award him a degree. He directed productions of Godspell at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Promenade Theatre, on Broadway, he was named Theatre Man of the Year by Elliott Norton of the Boston Record American, Most Promising Director of 1971 by the New York Drama Desk. He was named an Outstanding Ohioan by then-Governor John J. Gilligan. Following the success of Godspell, he contributed funding to a number of productions at La MaMa, including Paul Foster's Silver Queen Saloon. Tebelak directed the Broadway play Elizabeth I in 1972, the off-Broadway play The Glorious One in 1975, Ka-Boom in 1980, he directed Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna in Madrid in 1975. He co-wrote the 1973 film version of Godspell with David Greene. Tebelak once said that he "walked into a theatre at the age of nine and stayed there."

He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, considered becoming a priest, may have attended an Episcopal seminary for a time. He was dramaturge for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and staged liturgical drama there. According to Reverend James Parks Morton, "whether it was a sermon series or a two-day conference on the environment, he turned it into theater." In 1980, Tebelak was sued in New York State Supreme Court by his former live-in companion, Richard Hannum. Hannum was represented by famed divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, was working with Norman Mailer on an adaptation of a play about Marilyn Monroe called Strawhead; the lawsuit was an early effort to define the rights of cohabiting homosexual couples. Tebelak returned to his hometown of Berea, Ohio, to direct the 10th anniversary production of Godspell at the Berea Summer Theater in the summer of 1980, he subsequently directed Cabaret there in the summer of 1981. He directed a revival of Godspell at La MaMa in 1981.

In 1983, he directed Diversions: Or Proof that it is Impossible to Live, based on the life and work of Franz Kafka, written by Aubrey Simpson, starring Michael Mayer, at La MaMa. Tebelak died in New York City on April 1985, of a heart attack. John-Michael Tebelak at the Internet Broadway Database John Michael Tebelak at Tebelak's page on La MaMa Archives Digital Collections

Low-rise pants

Low-rise pants known as "low-cut jeans", "lowriders" or "rap pants", are a type of pants that sit low on, or below, the hips at least 8 centimetres lower than the navel. Low-rise pants have been available since the 1900s, in styles for both men and women, with popularity increasing in the 2000s; the "rise" of any bottom apparel is determined by the distance between the crotch and the waist and is around 30 cm on regular pants. In comparison, the average measurement of low-rise trousers is 20 cm, with some as little as 7–10 cm. Several jeans brands reflect the rise on the zipper, by creating pants with zippers far shorter than regular pants between 5 and 7 cm, some manufacturers, such as Dorinha Jeans Wear provide 2.5 cm zippers. The latter can be classified as "ultra low-rise jeans", the small zipper no longer has its traditional function, but is rather a display of fashion. Hip-huggers, the precursor to low-rise pants, rose to popularity during the mid 1960s due to the mod subculture, by the hippies in the late 1960s.

Worn with light-cotton, paisley-printed tops or nehru-collared jackets, bell-bottomed hip-huggers were popularized by rock icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Robert Plant. Hip-huggers became a staple of popular culture and were incorporated into the disco scene of the 1970s. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, waistlines moved higher as wide, bell-bottoms gave way to designer straight-legged jeans. Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, as more women entered the corporate workforce, the high waist design remained predominant, with commercial designers such as Gloria Vanderbilt and Calvin Klein at the forefront; the 1990s revival of low-rise jeans can be credited to British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who first showed his famous low-rise "bumster" trousers in his 1996 "Taxi Driver" collection show. One commentator observed: "The bumster for me is. For me it was the look; those little bumsters were in his first shows. It was like 20 people in England were wearing them back then."

Following McQueen's lead, the fashion of low-rise pants spread. The iconic low-rise fashion emerged in 2000 among youth. Although its popularity increased among women and men of other ages, the major focus of advertising is still directed at teenage girls and boys, with typical teen stores selling low-rise jeans in different styles and colors. Most American teenage and twenty-something-oriented retail stores that carry jeans only or carry low-rise jeans. Low-rise jeans are manufactured in many styles, including boot-cut, loose, baggy, skinny and slim. Due to the popularity of low-rise jeans, manufacturers have begun making low-rise styles of other kinds of pants, such as cargo pants and dress pants. Low-rise jeans may be worn to display more skin at the waist and hips. Accordingly, they are sometimes worn in combination with crop tops, giving a glimpse of skin between the jeans and the top, or showing their entire midriff including the navel. From 2001 to 2007, the low rise style revealed the thong or G-string underneath, but after 2007 this fell out of favor and thongs began their decline.

When the wearer sits down or bends forward, sometimes cleavage is visible. When a thong is exposed above a pair of low-rise jeans on the back, it is referred to as a whale tail, due to its somewhat similar shape; when boxer shorts become visible this is known as "sagging". Because underwear was no longer always hidden, more men and women choose their underwear to function with their low-rise jeans. In the Canadian Medical Association Journal 2003, Dr. Malvinder S. Parmar pointed out that wearing tight low-rise jeans may put pressure on a sensory nerve, the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh, which can cause pain and paresthesia in the nerve's area of distribution; this is known as meralgia paresthetica and is associated with a tingling or a burning sensation on the lateral aspect of the thigh. The condition was diagnosed in three obese women; the condition resolved itself. Navel in popular culture Hip-huggers Jean skirt Crop top Buttock cleavage Halterneck Muffin top Sagging Ultra-low bikini jeans - only for the daring Canadian Medical Association Journal The woes of low-rise pants-Has America's low-rise obsession gone too far?

- Amanda Fortini