Holiday


Holiday
   One of the quintessential Philip Barry high comedies, Holiday opened for 229 performances at New York's Plymouth Theatre on 26 November 1928, produced by Arthur Hopkins, and starring Hope Williams. Frequently revived, including Broadway productions in 1973 and 1995, Holiday is essentially a satire on New York high society, with a strong dose of moral philosophizing about the value of living life to the fullest. Johnny Case, a bright young man of means, is engaged to Julia Seton, also from the privileged class. Julia wants Johnny to move into her father's business, but Johnny prefers to use his means to live a fuller life away from the strictures of unfulfilling work and what he sees as the hypocrisies of high society. Johnny finds an unexpected ally in Julia's sister, Linda, who shares his desire to break away from the constraints of her pompous father's expectations. Julia pressures Johnny to acquiesce, but Johnny sees in Ned, Julia, and Linda's alcoholic brother, what he might become. Johnny breaks off his engagement to Julia and runs away with his soulmate, Linda. A 1980 musical adaptation, Happy New Year, failed despite a score of recycled Cole Porter tunes, but the 1938 George Cukor-directed motion picture (a remake of a 1930 version) starring Katharine Hepburn* and Cary Grant is a screen classic.

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  • Holiday — (engl. „Urlaub“) steht für: Holiday (Florida), Ort in den USA Holiday (Magazin), Illustrierte Holiday (Musik), Musikstil Holiday ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Billie Holiday (1915–1959), US amerikanische Jazzsängerin Clarence Holiday… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Holiday — Hol i*day, n. [Holy + day.] 1. A consecrated day; religious anniversary; a day set apart in honor of some person, or in commemoration of some event. See {Holyday}. [1913 Webster] 2. A day of exemption from labor; a day of amusement and gayety; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holiday — puede hacer referencia a: Contenido 1 Música 2 Cine y televisión 3 Personajes 4 Véase también Música …   Wikipedia Español

  • holiday — I noun celebration, day of festivities, day off, dies festus, feriae, festival, fete, furlough, gala, jubilee, leave, leisure, lull, recess, rest, time off, vacation associated concepts: general holiday, legal holiday II index furlough …   Law dictionary

  • HOLIDAY (B.) — HOLIDAY BILLIE (1915 1959) La chanteuse Billie Holiday débute à Harlem vers 1930. De 1935 à 1939, elle enregistre au sein de petites formations souvent dirigées par le pianiste Teddy Wilson, et travaille parallèlement avec l’orchestre de Count… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Holiday — Holiday, FL U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 21904 Housing Units (2000): 12788 Land area (2000): 5.381647 sq. miles (13.938401 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.345342 sq. miles (0.894432 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.726989… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Holiday, FL — U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida Population (2000): 21904 Housing Units (2000): 12788 Land area (2000): 5.381647 sq. miles (13.938401 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.345342 sq. miles (0.894432 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.726989 sq. miles (14 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • holiday — [häl′ə dā΄] n. [< ME holidei, with shortened first vowel < OE hāligdæg: see HOLY & DAY] 1. HOLY DAY 2. a day of freedom from labor; day set aside for leisure and recreation 3. [often pl.] Chiefly Brit. a period of leisure or recreation;… …   English World dictionary

  • Holiday — Hol i*day, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a festival; cheerful; joyous; gay. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Occurring rarely; adapted for a special occasion. [1913 Webster] Courage is but a holiday kind of virtue, to be seldom exercised. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holiday —   [ hɔlɪdeɪ], Billie, eigentlich Eleonora Fagan [ feɪgən], genannt Lady Day [ leɪdɪ deɪ], amerikanische Jazzsängerin, * Baltimore (Maryland) 7. 4. 1915, ✝ New York 17. 7. 1959; trat ab 1929 in New Yorker Klubs auf und wirkte später u. a. in den… …   Universal-Lexikon