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  SHINING BROW | The Opera by Daron Hagen and Paul Muldoon :: Plot Synopsis
Wright's determination to leave his wife and children, his relationship with Mamah Cheney, and the subsequent murders and conflagration at Taliesin, are all part of the historical record.
Edwin comes to inspect the progress of the building and realizes that as his house is being built his marriage is being destroyed.
Edwin is crushed, Mamah determined to throw off the chains of a conventional marriage.
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 Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin
Cheney moved into the house in 1911 (while it was still under construction) and while her children visited her often, her ex-husband, Edwin Cheney, retained primary custody of them.
Mamah Borthwick Cheney was said to be a very headstrong woman and often fired servants and staff members for slight offenses that often seemed minor later on.
Cheney fired one of the servants, a man from Barbados, and he returned to the house with a vengeance.
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 Malvin/Melvin Cheney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
M.J. CHENEY, a prominent farmer of Washington Township, was born in Cattaraugus County, New York, October 1, 1832, the son of Hurd Cheney, who traces his ancestry back to three brothers who came from England before the Revolutionary War, and one of whom participated in that struggle.
Cheney was married in Mills County to Mary M. Dalph, who was born in Terre Haute, Indiana a daughter of Aaron and Eveline (Miller) Dalph, both natives of New York State.
Cheney is a Democrat, is intelligent and of broad and progressive views, and is regarded as one of the best informed men in Washington Township.
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 Cheney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wallace H. Cheney, former Assistant Director and General Counsel of the Beaureu of Prisons
Cheney is also the name of two cities in the United States (the names of both are pronounced ['tʃi:ni]):
Cheney is often used to describe styles of garbage collection in computer science that are based upon
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 cheney: cheney | dick cheney | cheney real estate | cheney wa real estate | vice president cheney | kenny cheney | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cheney is also the name of two cities in the United States: In France: Others...
Edwin Cheney, commissioned the Frank Lloyd Wright Cheney House.
On Tuesday, Cheney, serving in his role as president of the Senate, appeared in the ch for a photo session...
www.globalnewswebsite.com /cheney/cheney.html   (662 words)

 VHS MSS:Cheney-Watts Collection, 1813-1983
Charles B. Cheney (January 1850-1897), whose collection of photographic work occupies several folders in the collection, was the son of Lorenzo Dow Cheney (1814-1877), a brother of William Riley Cheney.
Among the few older documents in the collection is William Cheney’s (1787 – 1875) autobiography in which he tells of the hardships of his early life earning a living working in the woods.
The two diaries, neither of which is original, are those of Jane Cheney Watts (1863) and her husband Chandler Watts (1863-1865).
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 Edward H. Cheney House (1903)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Together they form a single longitudinal space under a continuous ceiling carried up in the form of a hip roof, the whole subdivided into dining room, living room, and library by wooden posts and cabinets.
It was this commission that precipitated the celebrated love affair between Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney, the climax of which occurred in 1909 when Wright abanadoned his architectural practice and left with Mrs.
Cheney and her children were murdered at Taliesin by an insane servant.
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 Edwin Cheney House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Built in 1903, it is a compact, single story bungalo with a lot of garden space out front.
While designing this home for the Cheneys, Wright met and fell in love with Mrs.
The home was renovated in the mid 1960's to repair fire damage from two separate fires.
peterbeers.net /interests/flw_rt/Illinois/Cheney_House/Cheney_House.htm   (80 words)

 Wreck of the Tamaulipas
Cheney was later awarded the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal for his bravery.
When the ship was hit, Edwin F. Cheney Jr., the ship's 24-year-old quartermaster, had managed to drop the raft at the edge of the burning oil and push it beyond the fire by swimming under water.
Cheney, 15 others escaped in a lifeboat and survived the sinking, including Capt. Allen D. Tucker.
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 Amazon.com: "Edwin Cheney": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Edwin Cheney was an electrical engineer and shared Wright's enthusiasm for those new mechanical marvels, automobiles.
His compan- ion was Mamah Borthwick Cheney, the wife of Edwin Cheney,...
Wright had designed the Cheney's home in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1903, and she and the architect fell in love...
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 Care2 News Network: Oppose the war? Cheney says you're a te...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Vice President Dick Cheney speaking before the VFW 103rd Convention on August 26, 2002, wherein he sets up an argument against the US invading Iraq and then proceeds, in his mind, to demolish it with his seering logic, now proven utterly foolhardy and wrong.
Cheney has dumped another (estimated) $10 to $25 million in a European bond fund which tells us that he is counting on a steadily weakening dollar.
We’re sinking fast and Cheney and his pals are manning the lifeboats while the public is diverted with gay marriage amendments and “American Celebrity”.
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 ConcertoNet.com - The Classical Music Network
A married couple, Edwin and Mamah (pronounced may-maw) Cheney, commission a house from him, and Wright and Mrs Cheney fall in love.
Wright and Mamah Cheney go to Europe for two years, where he manages to get a portfolio of his designs published, and this helps establish his international reputation.
After returning to the US, Mamah settles with Wright at his new Taliesen, and one day while he is absent an employee goes berserk, setting the place on fire and murdering Mamah, her children and four other people.
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 Jonathan Cheney & Rachel Williams
The "Champaign County, Ohio Guardianship and Indentures: 1805 - 1858" records on page 22 Jonathan Cheney becoming guardian of John Cheney, age 13 and Benjamin F Cheney age 8, the children and minor heirs of Benjamin Cheney, deceased.
The Sureties were James Cheney and William Williams.
William B and James H. Cheney were the executors.
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 Amazon.com: "Mamah Cheney": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
19; that was the year in which Wright abandoned his wife and children and decamped with his mistress, Mamah Cheney, the wife of a client and friend, Edwin Cheney.
She regularly attended and contributed to the local Scoville Institute, for example, where in 1907 she and Mamah Cheney (wife of a Wright client) read a paper on the "Life and Short Poems of Goethe.
Her name was Mamah Cheney when she was married to Mr.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This design was meant to complement the land around Chicago and became known as the “Prairie Houses” style.
In 1909, this phase of productivity ended with the introduction of Mamah Cheney the wife of Edwin Cheney, a client at the time.
In order to pursue a marriage with her, they left for Germany, leaving both spouses, and Wright’s five children behind.
www.personal.psu.edu /students/j/f/jfc165/flw.htm   (777 words)

 Antonio Gaudi, Hundertwasser, Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry.
In 1904, Wright designed a house for a neighbor in Oak Park, Edwin Cheney, and immediately took a liking to Cheney's wife, Mamah Borthwick Cheney.
Wright's wife, Kitty, would not grant him a divorce however, and at first, neither would Edwin Cheney grant one to Mamah.
During this time, Edwin Cheney granted her a divorce, though Kitty Wright again refused to grant one to her husband.
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 Frank Lloyd Wright (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
His head was turned by the wife of client Edwin Cheney, whose new Oak Park house was being designed with Mamah Borthwick Cheney's considerable input.
Cheney left for his boyhood home near Spring Green, Wisconsin.
In 1911, on the brow of the most scenic hill overlooking his family's valley, he began to build Taliesin, a self-sufficient farm that combined home and studio into his own private Xanadu.
www.architechgallery.com.cob-web.org:8888 /arch_info/artists_pages/frank_lloyd_wright.html   (2556 words)

 famous_pl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wright began the construction of this house in 1889 shortly after his marriage to Catherine Tobin, using 5,000 borrowed from Louis Sullivan.
Wright's design of this house for electrical engineer Edwin Cheney is a superb brick house with the living and sleeping rooms all on one floor under a broad roof.
The living rooms, which take up the entire front of the house and open onto the walled terrace at the center, are beautifully trimmed in fir.
www.omiller.net /web/omiller/OurTown/famous_pl.html   (192 words)

 Stage Review: Wright looms large in City Theatre's vivid 'Work Song'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Act 1 might also be called "Forged in Fire" because it runs from the aftermath of the great Chicago fire -- "a boon to an architect," says Sullivan -- to the burning of Taliesin, which presented Wright with the kind of challenge he lived to surmount.
Along the way, we meet Sullivan; Wright's first wife, pragmatic Kitty; his second, poetic Mamah; his son, John; and an important client, Edwin Cheney.
Jeff Howell has a duo almost as much fun -- the passive Cheney (watch a Wright design register on his uncomprehending blob of a face) and the preening Woollcott.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04332/417929.stm   (1021 words)

 Traverse City Record-Eagle
EMPIRE - Jeanette Agnes Salisbury Cheney, 92, a lifelong resident of Empire, died Tuesday in Empire.
She was a 1929 graduate of Empire High School and graduated as a registered nurse from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Grand Rapids.
A few years later, she married Edwin Cheney, who survives.
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 Frank Lloyd Wright - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1910, during a stop in Berlin, Wright, with virtually all of his drawings, visited the publishing house of Ernst Wasmuth, who had agreed to publish his work there.
Wright remained in Europe for two years, though Mamah Cheney left for the United States a few times, and set up home in Fiesole, Italy.
After Wright's return to the United States in 1911, he moved to Spring Green, Wisconsin, to land that was held by his mother's family, and began to build himself a new home, which he called Taliesin.
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 Gilbert CHENEY & Deborah SPOONER
There is an unmarried Cyrus F. CHENEY (æ 23, b.
There is an unmarried Cyrus CHENEY (æ 33, b.
No Cyrus CHENEY found, at least not one born in VT in the 1820s.
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 Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Frank Lloyd Wright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Other examples are his Martin House in Buffalo, the Robie House in Chicago, and the Larkin Building in Buffalo.
In 1909 Wright traveled to Europe with Mamah Cheney, the wife of his then client Edwin Cheney.
While Wright was away supervising its construction, a deranged servant set fire to his house, killing Mamah Cheney and her two daughters.
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 FLW Designs
Taliesin was twice destroyed by fire (one of which was part of an arson and intentional multiple homicide); the current building there is called Taliesin III.
The first time it burned, an apparently disgruntled domestic worker set fire to the building while various people were inside, including Wright's mistress, Mamah Borthwick, and her two young children (by her husband Edwin Cheney).
As the occupants of the burning building attempted to flee, the arsonist stood by the single unblocked doorway and murdered a total of seven people with a hatchet.
www.frank-lloyd-wright.com   (1753 words)

 Excerpt from House Thinking A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live by Winifred Gallagher
The most important evolutionary elements of an appealing home are the paired features of prospect, or a big, bright space that has a broad, interesting view, and refuge, or a snug protected haven.
As in the Maybeck home, when you settle down by the fireplace in Frank Lloyd Wright’s house for Edwin Cheney, designed in 1904 in Oak Park, Illinois, you immediately feel at ease yet engaged.
Wright ensured that you would simply by lowering the ceiling in the area around the hearth, which created the cozy, cavelike refuge from which to survey the living area’s loftier, brighter, open prospect.
www.harpercollins.com /books/9780060538699/House_Thinking/excerpt.aspx   (1302 words)

 Taliesin (studio) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wright began the home in 1911 after leaving his first wife, Catherine Tobin, and his Oak Park, Illinois home and studio in 1909.
The impetus behind Wright’s departure was his affair with Mamah Borthwick Cheney, who had been the wife of one of his clients, Edwin Cheney.
The valley in which Taliesin sits was originally settled by Wright’s maternal family, the Lloyd Joneses, during the Civil War.
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 Wright In Iowa
When Wright abruptly left his practice and went to Europe with Mrs.
Edwin Cheney in late October 1909, his chief draughtsman, William Drummond, continued supervision of the construction which was substantially completed in August 1910.
Total cost of the Park Inn building was $90,000.
www.wrightiniowa.com /history.php   (1194 words)

 Shining Brow - Paul Muldoon
The opera begins with a prologue, a drunk Louis Sullivan -- Wright's mentor -- mourning (and complaining) that he has been superseded (and cast aside) by his student.
The year is 1903, and the action then moves on to Wright, planning a project for Mamah ("May-mah -- if you would") and Edwin Cheney.
Wright is immediately smitten -- even though he too is married (though his wife complains: "We've barely spoken in a month.")
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