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Fay Weldon

FAY WELDON

  (1931 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Capel and Land Ltd  film and stage agent is Diamond Management >>>

Over 20 major television Dramas and contributions to many series

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        Action Replay         Breakfast With Emma         Doll's House, A         Flood Warning         Four Alice Bakers, The         Friends         Hole In the Top Of the World, The         I Love My Love         Jane Eyre         Knightley's State         Last Word?, The         Madame Bovary: Breakfast With Emma         Mixed Doubles         Moving House         Mr Director         Nana         Permanence         Reading Group, The         Someone Like You         Tess Of the D'Urbervilles         Woodworm         Words Of Advice



Action Replay

Synopsis:
This is a study of the shifting inter-relationships between three young couples, following the developments with sympathy and a certain ironic humour, through a span of twenty-five years. the 'Action Replay' technique of television sporting coverage is here used to present the characters in different lights and situations by repeating the action, sometimes in quite brief scenes, with subtle and often radical differences, in order to examine a vast part of the male/female relationship.

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Samuel French, London, 1980   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Breakfast With Emma

Synopsis:
When Emma Bovary comes down to breakfast she doesn't know that her life is about to fall apart. An argument with her husband over scalded milk rapidly turns into a shattering confession

Notes:
Adaptation By Fay Weldon FromMadame BovaryBy Gustave Flaubert

1st Produced:
Shared Experience    2003

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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Doll's House, A

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Notes:
Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

1st Produced:
Taunton, Uk    1988

Organisations:
Oxford Stage Co

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Adaptation

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Flood Warning

Synopsis:
environmental metaphor as two sisters release "flood" of family secrtes as the waters rise

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1st Produced:
Shaftesbury Arts Centre (Amateur Prod)    2003

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2005   -

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Four Alice Bakers, The

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Friends

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Hole In the Top Of the World, The

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I Love My Love

Synopsis:
two contrasting wives, country bumpkin and sophisticate accept 1,000 from magazine to swap places for a week

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1st Produced:
Northcott, Exeter    1981

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1984   -

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Jane Eyre

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From Novel By Charlotte Bronte

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Knightley's State

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Last Word?, The

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written by Alan Ayckbourn, John Bowen, Lyndon Brook, David Campton, John Gorrie, Julia Jones, James Saunders and Faye Weldon

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Genre:
entertainment

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Madame Bovary: Breakfast With Emma

Madame Bovary: Breakfast With Emma
Emma Bovary and her reviled husband are at breakfast on the morning of Emma's last day alive. As they bicker, scenes from Emma's past are called to mind and played out with all the passion for which Flaubert's novel is famous. . .

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after Flaubert

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Shared Experience

1st Published:
Nick Hern Books, London >>>    978-1854597755

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Mixed Doubles

Synopsis:
an entertainment on marriage

Notes:
Permanence, Words of Advice, Friends, Mixed Blessings, Second Chance. Also At Orange Tree, Richmond, 1974.

1st Produced:
Comedy Theatre, London    1969

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Genre:
Duologue

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Moving House

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Redgrave Theatre, Farnham    1976

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Mr Director

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Nana

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1st Produced:
Mermaid, London    1988

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Shared Experience

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Permanence

Synopsis:
Mixed Doubles, 'an entertainment on marriage,' takes the form of eight short plays, each for two characters. . . Each is an independent play in its own right but the whole sequence, linked by a series of wickedly anti-authoritarian monologues written by George Melly adds up to an amusing if acid picture of the progress of married life from honeymoon to cemetry

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Originally presented As one of eight plays under the title "We Who Are About To. . ." At the Hampstead theatre Club on February 6th 1969, which was subsequently presented As "Mixed Doubles" At the Comedy theatre, London on April 9th 1969

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in Mixed Doubles - An Entertainment On Marriage, Methuen, London, 1970   -

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Genre:
Short dialogue One Act

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Reading Group, The

Synopsis:
Pondering the relative merits of various well-known classics, the women reveal themselves, their personalities echoing their heroines.

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1999   -

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One Act

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Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Someone Like You

Someone Like You
Abigail Kane travels to America with her teenage son to look for her husband. He had left to go on a preaching tour - but the American Civil War has started and she has not heard from him. She arrives in the South and discovers that her husband is up to no good. She helps out a doctor with the wounded soldiers and they fall in love

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Music by Petula Clark; lyrics by Dee Shipman; book by Robin Midgeley; Fay Weldon. Strand theatre London 22 Mar 1990

1st Produced:
Cambridge Theatre Workshop Tour    1989

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Genre:
Musical

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Tess Of the D'Urbervilles

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novel by Thomas Hardy

1st Produced:
Quarry, West Yorkshire Playhouse    1992

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Woodworm

Synopsis:
a woman's sudden eminence as a Nobel prizewinner transforms her relationship with her twin sister (also married) and her husband. He is rendered sexually impotent by her fame as a physicist so she asks her sister to seduce him - which she does.

Notes:
retitled 'After the Prize'

1st Produced:
Phoenix Theatre, New York    1981

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Words Of Advice

Synopsis:
friends try to advise a couple whose marriage is on the rocks

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Genre:
Play One Act

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