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Olwen Wymark

OLWEN WYMARK  (1932 - 2013)

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  


Olwen Wymark (February 14, 1932  June 14, 2013) was an American writer and playwright.

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After Nature, Art         Best Friends         Bolting Sisters, The         Brezhnev's Children         Buried Treasure         Chinigchinich         Coda         Committee, The         Consequences         Daniel's Epic         Female Parts         Find Me         Gymnasium, The         Inhabitants, The         Jack the Giant Killer         Lessons And Lovers         Loved         Lunchtime Concert         Mirror Mirror         Mothering Sunday         Nana         Neither Here Nor There         No Talking         Please Shine Down On Me         Queen of Spades, The         Southwark Originals         Speak Now         Starters         Stay Where You Are         Strike Up the Banns         Tales From Whitechapel         Technicians, The         Three For All         Twenty-Second Day         Watch the Woman         We Three         Winners, The, and Missing Persons



After Nature, Art

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1st Produced:
London    1977

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1st Published:
in "Play Ten", Arnold, London, 1977   -

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Best Friends

Synopsis:
explores themes of identity, female friendships, demystification of family relationships, sexism and the notion of female creativity

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Company:
Richmond Fringe

1st Published:
Calder & Boyers, London, 1984   -

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Bolting Sisters, The

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1st Produced:
London    1974

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Genre:
Childrens Youth Audience

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Brezhnev's Children

Synopsis:
It is International Women's Day in Moscow, 1985. Isolated in a run-down maternity hospital ward seven women tell their own violent and disturbing stories of rape, abuse and oppression. Despite the depressing nature of these stories, however, the enormous strength, vitality and humour of the women comes through. Finally overcoming the patriarchal, authoritative hospital system, their escape is set against the wider background of Gorbachev coming to power in this moving play.

Notes:
novel The Woman's Decameron by Julia Vozneskaya

1st Produced:
ICA, London >>>    1991

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1992   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Buried Treasure

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Chinigchinich

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1st Produced:
London    1973

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Genre:
Childrens Youth Audience

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Coda

Synopsis:
role playing and games play a significant part

Notes:
as part of Triple Image

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1st Published:
in "Three Plays", Calder and Boyars, London, 1967   -

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Genre:
One Act

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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Committee, The

Synopsis:
a male, called Nanny, in female dress is interrogated by two mysterious figures, a formally dressed man in a suit and a severely clad secretary over wearing sparspangled banner circus clothes

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1st Produced:
London    1971

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1st Published:
Calder & Boyers, London, 1984   -

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Genre:
Surreal one act

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Consequences

Synopsis:
Eight playwrights play consequences in the 21stC as a last gasp for Foco Novo, killed by the government and the Arts Council

Notes:
written with Brenton, Dunn, Griffiths, Ikoli, Sobol, Williams, Wilson

1st Produced:
Croydon    1988

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Genre:
Colaboration

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Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Daniel's Epic

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Notes:
written with Daniel Henry

1st Produced:
London    1972

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Genre:
Childrens Youth Audience

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Female Parts

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Dario Fo And Franca Rame; Includes Waking Up, A Woman Alone, The Same Old Story, Medea

1st Produced:
London    1981

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1st Published:
Pluto Press, London, 1981   -

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Find Me

Synopsis:
seeks to investigate in depth the personality of a young girl committed to a mental hospital for arson

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1980   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Gymnasium, The

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1967

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1st Published:
in "The Gymnasium and Other Plays",Playscript 50, Calder and Boyars, London, 1971   -

Music:
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Genre:
one act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Inhabitants, The

Synopsis:
tape recorder/voice follows the inner voices of a man's thoughts

Notes:
as part of Triple Image

1st Produced:

Company:
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1st Published:
in "Three Plays", Calder and Boyars, London, 1967   -

Music:
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Genre:
One Act

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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Jack the Giant Killer

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1st Produced:
Sheffield    1972

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1st Published:
in "The Gymnasium and Other Plays", Calder and Boyars, London, 1971   -

Music:
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One Act

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Lessons And Lovers

Synopsis:
D H Lawrence's adventures in Mexico

Notes:
DH Lawrence in New Mexico

1st Produced:
York Theatre Royal, York    1985

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1985   -

Music:
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Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Loved

Synopsis:
A breakdown in communications is half resolved as various characters are assumed and situations engineered.

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1st Produced:

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1980   -

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Lunchtime Concert

Synopsis:
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Notes:
as part of Triple Image (Glasgow, 1967)

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Three Plays", Calder and Boyars, London, 1967   -

Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mirror Mirror

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1st Produced:
London    1992

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Genre:
Opera

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Mothering Sunday

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Genre:
Quirky Comedy

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Nana

Synopsis:
story of sexual and financial greed in nineteenth century Parisian society, depicting the rise and tragic downfall of a young courtesan

Notes:
from novel by Emile Zola

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1st Published:
Absolute Press, London, 1990   -

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Neither Here Nor There

Synopsis:
elements of ritual and playing of mind games

Notes:
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Company:
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1st Published:
in "The Gymnasium and Other Plays", Calder and Boyars, London, 1971   -

Music:
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One Act

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No Talking

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1st Produced:
London    1970

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-

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Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 71/3

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Please Shine Down On Me

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Company:
Foco Novo Theatre Company

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-   -

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-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Queen of Spades, The

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Notes:
Based on "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin

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Southwark Originals

Synopsis:
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Notes:
collaborative work

1st Produced:
London    1975

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-

1st Published:
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Genre:
Childrens Youth Audience

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Speak Now

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1971

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 71/3

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Starters

Synopsis:
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Notes:
collaborative work includes The Giant And the Dancing Fairies, The Time Loop, The Spellbound Jellybaby, The Robbing of Elvis Parsley, I Spy

1st Produced:
London    1975

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Stay Where You Are

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1st Published:
in "The Gymnasium and Other Plays", Calder and Boyars, London, 1971   -

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one act

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Strike Up the Banns

Synopsis:
suburban comedy of hippie and a hostess's nightmare

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Mold, Clwyd    1988

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1988   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Tales From Whitechapel

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1st Produced:
London    1972

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-   -

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Genre:
one act

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Technicians, The

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1st Produced:
Phoenix, Leicester    1969

Company:
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1st Published:
in "The Gymnasium and Other Plays", Calder and Boyars, London, 1971   -

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one act

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Three For All

Synopsis:
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Notes:
collaborative work includes Box Play, Family Business, Extended Play

1st Produced:
London    1976

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-   -

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Twenty-Second Day

Synopsis:
a girl's inner and external reactions have been kidnapped from a psychiatric hospital by a male nurse

Notes:
broadcast 1975

1st Produced:
London    1975

Company:
-

1st Published:
Calder & Boyers, London, 1984   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

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Watch the Woman

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with Briam Phelan

1st Produced:
London    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

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We Three

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London    1977

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "Play Ten", Arnold, London, 1977   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Winners, The, and Missing Persons

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1978

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Childrens Youth Audience

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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