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Philip Henry Burton

Philip Henry Burton, Welsh lecturer, author. Recipient M.B.E., British Government; University College fellow, 1972.

Background

  • Burton, Philip Henry was born on November 30, 1904 in Mountain Ash, Wales, Great Britain. Came to the United States, 1954. Son of Henry and Emma Matilda (Mears) Burton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Mathematics, History with double honors, Uinversity College, Cardiff, Wales, 1925.

    Career

    • Teacher Secondary School, Port Talbot, Wales, 1925-1945. Feature producer British Broadcasting Corporation, Cardiff, Wales, 1945-1948, chief instructor London, 1948-1952. Free lance Theatre, 1952-1954.

      Principal American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, 1960-1974. Honorary adviser, Society of Stage Directors, and Choreograhers, New York, since 1970.

    Works

    • The green isle
    • When a Welsh shepherd and the daughter of a Norman lord fall in love, they find that there is nowhere for them to go except a seemingly magic island.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Connections

    • father: Henry Burton
    • mother: Emma Matilda (Mears) Burton
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    Born November 30, 1904
    Died January 28, 1995
    (aged 90)
    Nationality
    • 1925
      History with double honors
    • 1925 - 1945
      Teacher, Secondary School
      Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
    • 1945 - 1948
      feature producer British Broadcasting Corporation
      Wales, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1952 - 1954
      free lance Theatre
    • 1960 - 1974
      principal American Musical and Dramatic Academy
      New York, United States

    Award