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Bernard Pomerance

BERNARD POMERANCE

  (1940 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Sarah McNair

Bernard Pomerance was born and raised in New York City and educated at the University of Chicago; he moved to London in 1968. His first play, HIGH IN VIETNAM, HOT DAMN was performed at the Interaction Almost Free Theatre in 1972 and directed by Roland Rees. Along with Rees and David Aukin, Bernard helped to found the Theatre company FOCO NOVO in 1972. the name was taken from Pomerances play of the same title, the companys inaugural production (Oval House, 1972). Others include SOMEONE ELSE IS STILL SOMEONE (Bush Theatre, 1974), MELONS (RSC 1985-6) and an adaptation of Bertolt Brechts A MANS A MAN (Hampstead Theatre, 1975). His best known play the ELEPHANT MAN premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 1977. It was performed in repertory at Britains National Theatre and several times off and on Broadway. For the ELEPHANT MAN, Bernard Pomerance won a Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Award, an Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the outer Critics Circle Award. Of the many revivals worldwide this play has enjoyed, the most significANT was presented by David Aukin/ACT Productions on Broadway in 2002.

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        Elephant Man, The         Foco Novo         Hands Of Light         High In Vietnam, Hot Damn; Hospital; Thanksgiving Before Detroit         Man's A Man, A         Melons         Midas         Quantrill In Lawrence         Someone Else Is Still Someone         Superhighway



Elephant Man, The

Elephant Man, The
he Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, victim of rare skin and bone diseases, he has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati only to be denied his ultimate dream, to become a man like any other.

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1st Produced:
Hampstead Theatre, London    1977

Company:
Foco Novo Theatre Company

1st Published:
Grove Press, New York, 1979
Samuel French, London >>>    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  with doubling

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Foco Novo

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Foco Novo Theatre Company

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Hands Of Light

Hands Of Light
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Contained in: "Collected Plays" published by Grove Press 2001   978-0802138453

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High In Vietnam, Hot Damn; Hospital; Thanksgiving Before Detroit

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1st Produced:
Interaction Almost Free Theatre, London    1971

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in "Gambit 6", London, 1972   -

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Man's A Man, A

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Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht.

1st Produced:
Uk Tour And Hampstead Theatre, London    1975

Company:
Foco Novo Theatre Company

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 55/3

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Melons

Melons
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1st Produced:
The Pit, London    1985

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Collected Plays" published by Grove Press 2001   978-0802138453

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Midas

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 55/3

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Quantrill In Lawrence

Quantrill In Lawrence
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1st Produced:
ICA, London >>>    1980

Company:
Foco Novo Theatre Company

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1981   978-0802138453

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Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Someone Else Is Still Someone

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Superhighway

Superhighway
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Contained in: "Collected Plays" published by Grove Press 2001   978-0802138453

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