SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Ralph Richardson

Sir Ralph David Richardson was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He worked in films throughout most of his career, played more than sixty cinema roles. From an artistic but not theatrical background, Richardson had no thought of a stage career until a production of Hamlet in Brighton inspired him to become an actor, he learned his craft in the 1920s with a touring company and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. In 1931 he joined the Old Vic, playing Shakespearean roles, he led the company the following season, succeeding Gielgud, who had taught him much about stage technique. After he left the company, a series of leading roles took him to stardom in the West End and on Broadway. In the 1940s, together with Olivier and John Burrell, Richardson was the co-director of the Old Vic company. There, his most celebrated roles included Peer Falstaff, he and Olivier led the company to Europe and Broadway in 1945 and 1946, before their success provoked resentment among the governing board of the Old Vic, leading to their dismissal from the company in 1947.

In the 1950s, in the West End and on tour, Richardson played in modern and classic works including The Heiress, Home at Seven, Three Sisters. He continued in films until shortly before his sudden death at the age of eighty, he was celebrated in years for his work with Peter Hall's National Theatre and his frequent stage partnership with Gielgud. He was not known for his portrayal of the great tragic roles in the classics, preferring character parts in old and new plays. Richardson's film career began as an extra in 1931, he was soon cast in leading roles in British and American films including Things to Come, The Fallen Idol, Long Day's Journey into Night and Doctor Zhivago. He received nominations and awards in the UK, Europe and the US for his stage and screen work from 1948 until his death. Richardson was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, first for The Heiress and again for his final film, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. Throughout his career, in years, Richardson was known for his eccentric behaviour on and off stage.

He was seen as detached from conventional ways of looking at the world, his acting was described as poetic or magical. Richardson was born in Cheltenham, the third son and youngest child of Arthur Richardson and his wife Lydia; the couple had met. Arthur Richardson had been senior art master at Cheltenham Ladies' College from 1893. In 1907 the family split up; the ostensible cause of the couple's separation was a row over Lydia's choice of wallpaper for her husband's study. According to John Miller's biography, whatever underlying causes there may have been are unknown. An earlier biographer, Garry O'Connor, speculates that Arthur Richardson might have been having an extramarital affair. There does not seem to have been a religious element, although Arthur was a dedicated Quaker, whose first two sons were brought up in that faith, whereas Lydia was a devout convert to Roman Catholicism, in which she raised Ralph. Mother and son had a variety of homes, the first of, a bungalow converted from two railway carriages in Shoreham-by-Sea on the south coast of England.

Lydia wanted Richardson to become a priest. In Brighton he served as an altar boy, which he enjoyed, but when sent at about fifteen to the nearby Xaverian College, a seminary for trainee priests, he ran away; as a pupil at a series of schools he was uninterested in most subjects and was an indifferent scholar. His Latin was poor, during church services he would improvise parts of the Latin responses, developing a talent for invention when memory failed that proved useful in his career. In 1919, aged sixteen, Richardson took a post as office boy with the Brighton branch of the Liverpool Victoria insurance company; the pay, ten shillings a week, was attractive. His paternal grandmother died and left him £500, which, he said, transformed his life, he resigned from the office post, just in time to avoid being dismissed, enrolled at the Brighton School of Art. His studies there convinced him that he lacked creativity, that his drawing skills were not good enough. Richardson left the art school in 1920, considered how else he might make a career.

He thought of pharmacy and of journalism, abandoning each when he learned how much study the former required and how difficult mastering shorthand for the latter would be. He was still unsure what to do, he was thrilled, felt at once that he must become an actor. Buttressed by what was left of the legacy from his grandmother, Richardson determined to learn to act, he paid a local theatrical manager, Frank R. Growcott, ten shillings a week to take him as a member of his company and to teach him the craft of an actor, he made his stage debut in December 1920 with Growcott's St Nicholas Players at the St Nicholas Hall, Brighton, a converted bacon factory. He played a gendarme in an adaptation of Les Misérables and was soon entrusted with larger parts, including Banquo in Macbeth and Malvolio in Twelfth Night; the heyday of the touring ac

C.D. Victoria

Club Deportivo Victoria is a Honduran football club based in La Ceiba, Atlántida. They have enjoyed success in the past having won the Honduran first division once, they play in the Honduran second division. Club Deportivo Victoria was founded on 15 November 1935 in La Ceiba; the club started out as the Instituto Manuel Bonilla, renamed Club Deportivo Victoria. The club was founded by the Hungarian Francisco Detari Olah, he first started out as a soccer player in Puerto Cortés with Excelsior soccer club being nationalized to play with the Honduran national team. He took over the Instituto Manuel Bonilla and the club won the first national tournament in 1947 beating Motagua 3–2, his legacy is still remember in La Ceiba as the guy. Miguel J. Kawas became president leading Victoria to their league title in the 1994–95 league. In 1995, the club won their first championship in 47 years by defeating Club Deportivo Olimpia in a two-legged final; the club has had some international success. In 2006, they manage to beat Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica on their way to finish in fourth place in the UNCAF tournament.

El Clásico Ceibeño is a football match played between Victoria and Vida, both teams from La Ceiba, Honduras. For the first season of professional football, a triangular tournament was organized to decide who would represent La Ceiba in the national league; the tournament was held between three clubs from the Liga Dionisio de Herrera, Vida and Atlántida. Vida qualified for the 1965–66 league intensifying the derby. Liga NacionalWinners: 1994–95 Runners-up: 2005–06 C, 2012–13 AHonduran CupRunners-up: 1992, 1996Segunda DivisiónWinners: 1967–68, 1976 Runners-up: 1971–72Amateur LeagueWinners: 1947Atlántida ChampionshipWinners: 1947, 1949, 1963Copa Interclubes UNCAF4th place: 2006 As of 8 September 2012 2006 Copa Interclubes UNCAF: 4 appearancesFirst Round v. San Francisco – 1:0, 3:1 Quarter-finals v. Deportivo Saprissa – 0:1, 2:0 Semi-finals v. Olimpia – 2:2, 0:2 3rd place v. Marquense – 0:3, 1:11996 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 3 appearancesFirst Round v. Corozal Victory FC – 1:3, 2:4 Second Round v. Árabe Unido – 1:0, 2:2 Third Round v. Cruz Azul – 1:0, 0:2 Málaga CF

Corto Maltese

Corto Maltese is a series of adventure comics named after the character Corto Maltese, an adventurous sailor. It was created by the Italian comic book creator Hugo Pratt in 1967; the comics are praised as some of the most artistic and literary graphic novels written and have been translated into numerous languages and adapted into several animated films. The series features Corto Maltese, an enigmatic sea captain who lives in the first three decades of the 20th century. Born in Valletta on the island of Malta on 10 July 1887, the son of a sailor from Cornwall, a gypsy from Seville. In his adventures full of real-world references, Corto has crossed with real historical characters like the American author Jack London, the American outlaw Butch Cassidy, the German World War I flying ace Red Baron, many others; the character debuted in the serial Una ballata del mare salato, one of several Pratt stories published in the first edition of the magazine Sergeant Kirk in July 1967. The story centers around smugglers and pirates in the World War I–era Pacific Islands.

In 1970, Pratt moved to France and began a series of short Corto Maltese stories for the French magazine Pif Gadget, an arrangement lasting four years and producing many 20-page stories. In 1974 he returned to full-length stories, sending Corto to 1918 Siberia in the story Corte sconta detta arcana, first serialised in the Italian comics magazine Linus. In 1976, Ballad of the Salt Sea was published in book format and was awarded the prize for best foreign realistic comic album at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Pratt continued to produce new stories over the next two decades, many first appearing in the eponymous comics magazine Corto Maltese, until 1988 when the final story Mu was serialised, ending in June 1989. On October 7, 2014 Italian publisher Cong who owns the rights to Corto Maltese, announced that a new album was being made by writer Juan Díaz Canales and artist Rubén Pellejero; the album was released in Europe on September 30, 2015 with the French title "Sous le soleil de minuit" and takes place in 1915.

In September 2017, a second album in the new series of Corto Maltese stories was published under the name "Equatoria" and is set in 1911. In November 2019, a third album in the new series was published under the name "Le Jour de Tarowean" and takes place in 1912-1913. Corto Maltese is a laconic sea captain adventuring during the early 20th century. A "rogue with a heart of gold", he is sympathetic to the underdog. Born in Valletta on July 10, 1887, he is the son of a British sailor from Cornwall and an Andalusian–Romani witch and prostitute known as "La Niña de Gibraltar"; as a boy growing up in the Jewish quarter of Córdoba, Maltese discovered that he had no fate line on his palm and therefore carved his own with his father's razor, determining that his fate was his to choose. Although maintaining a neutral position, Corto instinctively supports the disadvantaged and oppressed; the character embodies the author's skepticism of national and religious assertions. Corto befriends people from all walks of life, including the murderous Russian Rasputin, British heir Tristan Bantam, voodoo priestess Gold Mouth and Czech academic Jeremiah Steiner.

He knows and meets various real-life historical figures, including Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Butch Cassidy, James Joyce, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Frederick Rolfe, Joseph Conrad, John Reed, White Russian general Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Enver Pasha of Turkey and Sergei Semenov, modelled after Grigory Semyonov. His acquaintances treat him with great respect, as when a telephone call to Joseph Stalin frees him from arrest when he is threatened with execution on the border of Turkey and Armenia. Corto's favourite reading is Utopia by Thomas More, he read books by London, Stevenson and Conrad, quotes Rimbaud. Corto Maltese stories range from straight historical adventure to occult dream sequences, he is present when the Red Baron is shot down, helps the Jívaro in South America, flees Fascists in Venice, but unwittingly helps Merlin and Oberon to defend Britain and helps Tristan Bantam to visit the lost continent of Mu. Chronologically, the first Corto Maltese adventure, La giovinezza, happens during the Russo-Japanese War.

In other albums he experiences the Great War in several locations, participates in the Russian Civil War after the October Revolution, appears during the early stages of Fascist Italy. In a separate series by Pratt, Gli Scorpioni del Deserto, he is described as disappearing in Spain during the Spanish Civil War; this is a list of the twelve original Corto Maltese novels in chronological order. French editions were published by Casterman, Italian by Edizioni Lizard, English editions by IDW's EuroComics imprint. 1905 La Jeunesse.