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Bryony Lavery

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...A champion of gay and lesbian theatre, Bryony Lavery has swum against the mainstream with verve, nerve and success since the beginning of her career in the early seventies. A wizard of humour and theatricality, she has produced a vast array...

Winsome Pinnock

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Winsome Pinnock is one of Britain’s leading contemporary playwrights whose work has been seminally important in giving women and Britain’s black population a prominent voice. Her plays explore a host of universal concerns including...

Marina Carr

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...One of the most original talents to have emerged from the Irish stage in recent years, Marina Carr is a writer passionately committed to the magic of theatre. Her styles of dramatisation and her characters are as diverse as her boundless...

Charlotte Keatley

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Charlotte Keatley’s career as a theatre practitioner has been extraordinarily wide-ranging, taking in nearly all the disciplines and providing a rich base for her work as a playwright. After obtaining a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts from...

Timberlake Wertenbaker

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Razor-sharp observation and a powerful, lyrical language have become the hallmarks of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s prolific canon of work, which has attracted numerous awards, including the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award and the New...

Sarah Daniels

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Brilliantly and savagely funny, Sarah Daniels’s work has achieved major popular success whenever it has been produced, despite a seemingly endless barrage of vitriolic attacks from theatre critics. ‘I feel ill-at-ease in her universe...

Tanika Gupta

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Tanika Gupta is a bilingual British Bengali and it is this fusion of cultures and languages which gives her plays, though written in English, their unique and stunning, lyrical quality. She started writing plays in 1991 and although she has...

Jenny McLeod

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Jenny McLeod, as she says herself, simply loves writing, and, fuelled by her passion, she has produced a significant amount of work in different media over the last ten years. She began writing plays in the middle of her A-levels when she...

Sarah Kane

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...After completing an MA in Playwriting at Birmingham University, which she says, on reflection, nearly destroyed her as a writer, Sarah Kane exploded onto the London theatre scene in the spring of 1995 with her controversial first play...

Sharman Macdonald

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Sharman Macdonald was born in Glasgow in 1951 and graduated from Edinburgh University. She started work as an actress but turned to full-time playwriting after her first play When I Was A Girl, I Used To Scream And Shout, which premiered...