Standard Name: Wertenbaker, Timberlake
Birth Name: Lael Louisiana Timberlake Wertenbaker
, an American-born European who writes for the British stage, is an experimental dramatist, adaptor, translator, and radio dramatist. Central topics in her work are the efforts of individuals, particularly women: pursuing quests, seeking change, breaking boundaries, and constructing or challenging gender roles. A central technique is the revisioning of actual or imaginary lives from the past, sometimes remote in place as well as in time.