Author anagram link round: 10 questions

The answers or part of the answers to the following questions are anagrams of the surnames of famous authors. The names of the authors are in alphabetical order. Give both the answer and the name of the author for half a point each.

One of the authors can be considered an “odd one out”. Which one and why? (1 point)

1. What was the name of Thailand prior to 1939?

Anagrams of capital cities: 10 questions

Round 4: All answers are anagrams of capital cities. The capital cities referred to by each answer are in alphabetical order.

1. In Macbeth, in terms of titles, what are Macduff, Banquo and Macbeth at the start of the play?
2. Which slang British English term, defined by the OED as “an adjective meaning excellent, amazing; considerable, powerful”, derives from an army term for a concentrated artillery bombardment?

Anagrams of Oscar Winners: 10 questions

All or part of each of the answers is an anagram of the surname of a Best Actress Oscar Winner. The questions are in alphabetical order of the Oscar Winner, and the number in brackets after each question refers the chronological order of when the actress won the Oscar (for the first time in case of multiple winners). Half point for the answer, half point for the actress, half point for the film they won Best Actress Oscar for, and full point for the year they won the Oscar.

1. What is the name of the headphones manufacturers founded by Dr. Dre in 2006 and subsequently acquired by Apple in 2014? (8)