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Barrie Keeffe

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(b. London, 31 Oct. 1945)

Playwright. Inspired by a Theatre Workshop production, Keeffe began writing plays in the 1970s. They combine humour, violence and a fierce urban...

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Ben Travers

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1886–1980) British dramatist and novelist

A Cuckoo in the Nest [adapted for the stage 1925] (1922) FictionRookery Nook [adapted for the stage 1926] (1923) Fiction

A...

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David Henry Hwang

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(b. 1957), playwright.

America's preeminent Asian‐American playwright was born in Los Angeles, the son of Chinese immigrants, and attended Stanford and Yale before settling in New...

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Earl Lovelace

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(b. Toco, Trinidad, 1935)

Trinidadian playwright and novelist. He took up writing poetry and short stories while working as a forest ranger. His first play, The New Boss, was...

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Frank Chin

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — Theatre.

(1940– )

American playwright and manager. After university Chin was a writer for King Broadcasting in Seattle and a lecturer in Asian-American studies. In 1972 he established a...

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Giles Cooper

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1918–66)

Dramatist. Born in Dublin, Cooper served in the army before becoming a professional actor. His adaptations of the Maigret stories for television won the Writer of the...

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Group Theatre

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

London, private play-producing society founded in 1933 to present modern non-commercial plays and revivals of experimental work. It had its headquarters at the Westminster Theatre, where...

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Megan Terry

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(b. Seattle, Wash., 22 July 1932)

Playwright. Founding member of the New York Open Theater and playwright-in-residence, 1963–8. Since 1974 she has been literary manager of the...

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Micere Mugo

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — Theatre.

(1942– ),

Kenyan poet, critic, and playwright, born in Baricho in the Kiriyaga District of Kenya; she was educated at Makerere University, Uganda, and at the Canadian universities...

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Michael Hastings

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — Theatre.

(b. London, 2 Sept. 1938)

Playwright. Hastings was a truly young angry young man when his first two plays, Don't Destroy Me (1956) and Yes – And After (1957) had ...

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