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Pauline Devaney



Nationality:    British
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Pauline Devaney trained as an actress at the Royal academy of Dramatic art in London. after several years as leading lady in repertory companies throughout the UK she became involved with Television both as a writer and actress. She adapted several Theatre plays for television before co writing the BBC situation comedy 'all Gas and Gaiters' which ran from 1966 to 1971. Most of this series was wiped in the early seventies. the remaining ones are on DVD. after a number of years living in France she returned to London and taught Improvisation for the Inner London education authority , and Creative Writing at the actors Centre and the actors Institute in London. Her one woman play 'To Marie with Love' won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival in 1985. after Edinburgh the play toured the UK and abroad extensively for a number of years. as Pauline wrote the play exclusively for herself to perform she never had it published. However, 'TO MaRIe WITH LOVe' is now available for other actresses to perform. Pauline began painting in 1999.

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        To Marie With Love

To Marie With Love

the play is about the life of Marie Stopes. Notorious for forty years as a pioneer of birth control, agony aunt, sex therapist and world expert on coal! the trauma of her unconsummated first marriage prompted her most influential book 'married Love' which attacked sexual ignorance and put forward the idea of contraception for the first time in popular form. a woman of phenomenal energy and tremendous conviction, she was nevertheless monstrously egotistical and died out of touch with the reforms and achievements that her work had begun.

Pleasance theatre, Edinburgh Aug 1985

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Pauline Devaney Productions.

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One Woman play. Two acts.

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