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William Nicholson

WILLIAM NICHOLSON  

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William Nicholson is a BAFTA, Oscar and Tony nominated playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His plays include Shadowlands, The Retreat from Moscow, Katherine Howard and Map of the Heart. His screenplays include Gladiator, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Firelight and Crime of the Century.

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below is a list of William Nicholson's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Crash     Katherine Howard     Map Of The Heart     Retreat From Moscow, The     Shadowlands



Crash

William Nicholson
Crash is a contemporary, satirical comedy, probing the feelings behind and reaction to the economic crisis and the people who caused it. The play follows a reunion of sorts, but on the basis of the characters' current situations, their common ground is at best elusive. Nick is a Securities Trader for Goldman Sachs and collector of art. Humphrey is an artist with ethics and a cheque he's not sure he should cash. And Christine is the beautiful girl they both loved, but Humphrey married. All together again, in Nick's Elizabethan mansion, getting ready to celebrate the unveiling of a new sculpture. But under the surface Humphrey is angry. Angry in the same way that the whole world is angry, angry about how people like Nick seem to have got away with causing a financial meltdown that affected everyone, but still manage to bank their bonuses.

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Methuen Drama    978-1408140444

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Katherine Howard

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Opening on the wedding night of Henry VIII and his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, and closing with the execution of his fifth wife, Katherine Howard, found guilty of adultery,

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Samuel French, London, 1999   -

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Map Of The Heart

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Leaving wife to go with mistress to Sudan causes British cardiologist to be taken hostage.

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Globe, London    1991

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Samuel French, London, 1991   -

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Retreat From Moscow, The

William Nicholson
a son arrives home for a visit with his parents to find them strangers not only to him, but to each other

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Minerva, Chichester    06 Oct 1999

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Anchor Books 2004   978-1400077632

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Shadowlands

William Nicholson
The true story of marriage of CS Lewis and Joy Davidman, its joyous start and tragic finale.

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1st Produced:
Queens, London    1989

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Samuel French, London, 1989   978-0573018947

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Male:  11    Female:  2    Other:  -

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