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[puh-neer-oh, -nair-oh] /pəˈnɪər oʊ, -ˈnɛər oʊ/
Sir Arthur Wing, 1855–1934, English playwright and actor. Unabridged
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  • "Stevenson with all his genius failed to realize that the art of drama is not stationary, but progressive," said Mr. Pinero.

    Inquiries and Opinions Brander Matthews
  • Are there no other themes in every-day life which Mr. Pinero might take?

  • I recollect we thought Pinero the most daring dramatist since Ibsen; we talked sagely of a revolution in the English theatre.

    The Sixth Sense Stephen McKenna
  • We were keen on Ibsen and smiled pityingly at the mention of Pinero.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • Pinero, the author, is a playwright skilled in the mechanical arrangement of his situations, and everything runs smoothly.

  • Although he was so much younger then, Mr. Pinero looked much as he does now.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • Each of the Ziegfeld Follies is perfect of its kind, but just as in the plays of Pinero, form has triumphed over substance.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Mr. Pinero has no sense of style, of the beauty or expressiveness of words.

    Plays, Acting and Music Arthur Symons
  • His technique was therefore often threadbare in spots,—not of that even mesh which makes of Pinero such an exceptional designer.

  • Then how could you write about them until you knew which was Pinero and which was Jones?

    Fanny's First Play George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for Pinero


Sir Arthur Wing. 1855–1934, English dramatist. His works include the farce Dandy Dick (1887) and the problem play The Second Mrs Tanqueray (1893)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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