Clarence

   A four-act comedy by Booth Tarkington, Clarence opened on 20 September 1919 at the Hudson Theatre for 300 performances. An early success for Alfred Lunt in the title role, supported by Mary Boland, Glenn Hunter, and Helen Hayes, this George C. Tyler production generated humor from the exploits of a milquetoast veteran wounded during target practice. Clarence, an expert on bugs, is taken in by the Wheelers, a dysfunctional family including a frustrated father, flighty mother, flapper sister, and lazy brother, all of whom are brought closer together by the ineffable Clarence who falls in love with the governess. The innocuous domestic travails provide a glimpse of middle-class American life at the beginning of the Jazz Age. Clarence had two screen versions, in 1922 and 1937.

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  • Clarence — ist der Name folgender Orte: Clarence (Iowa) Clarence (Louisiana) Clarence (Missouri) Clarence (New York) Clarence (Pennsylvania) Clarence (Tasmanien) Clarence (Westaustralien) Clarence (England) Clarence (Neuseeland) Clarence Reserve in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Clarence — Clarence, PA U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 577 Housing Units (2000): 246 Land area (2000): 1.645946 sq. miles (4.262980 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.645946… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Clarence, IA — U.S. city in Iowa Population (2000): 1008 Housing Units (2000): 453 Land area (2000): 0.632259 sq. miles (1.637544 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.632259 sq. miles (1.637544 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Clarence, LA — U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 516 Housing Units (2000): 205 Land area (2000): 1.593963 sq. miles (4.128345 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.593963 sq. miles (4.128345 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Clarence, MO — U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 915 Housing Units (2000): 466 Land area (2000): 1.165710 sq. miles (3.019175 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.165710 sq. miles (3.019175 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Clarence, PA — U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 577 Housing Units (2000): 246 Land area (2000): 1.645946 sq. miles (4.262980 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.645946 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Clarence — [klar′əns, kler′əns] n. 1. [< name of Eng dukedom of Clarence, after Clare, town in Suffolk] a masculine name: var. Clare 2. [after the Duke of Clarence, later WILLIAM IV] [c ] a closed, four wheeled carriage with seats for four inside and a… …   English World dictionary

  • Clarence — m English: in use from the end of the 19th century, but now rare. It was first used in honour of the popular elder son of Edward VII, who was created Duke of Clarence in 1890, but died in 1892. His title (Dux Clarentiae in Latin) originated with… …   First names dictionary

  • Clarence —   [ klærəns], Herzogstitel jüngerer Prinzen des englischen Königshauses (Duke of Clarence).   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Clarence — surname, from M.L. Clarencia, name of dukedom created 1362 for Lionel, third son of Edward III, so called from town of Clare, Suffolk, whose heiress Lionel married. Used as a masc. proper name from late 19c. As a type of four wheeled closed… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Clarence — Clar ence, n. A close four wheeled carriage, with one seat inside, and a seat for the driver. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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