Timberlake Wertenbaker

Standard Name: Wertenbaker, Timberlake
Birth Name: Lael Louisiana Timberlake Wertenbaker
TW , 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.
Colour photo of Timberlake Wertenbaker onstage at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, DC, 29 December 2017. Shown in profile and backlit, her hands            are clasped behind her back and her eyes are closed.
"Timberlake Wertenbaker" by Evelyn Hockstein, 2017-11-29. Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/playwright-timberlake-wertenbaker-on-stage-at-fords-theatre-news-photo/901407946. This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Publishing Cecily Mackworth
CM thanks various scholars, contacts, and elderly people who have given me the benefit of their personal reminiscences.
Mackworth, Cecily. The Destiny of Isabelle Eberhardt. Routledge and Paul, 1951.
It was, she says, a copy of Eberhardt 's Dans l'Ombre chaude de l'Islam, offered...
Textual Features Ruth Fainlight
Fainlight and Sillitoe ingeniously embed a performance of Lope de Vega 's play in a playlet of their own (slightly in the manner of Timberlake Wertenbaker 's later and better-known Our Country's Good). Theirs...
Textual Production Gillian Slovo
In dedications she thanks her daughter Cassie for the idea of the dog and her sister Robyn for the idea of the laudanum addiction.
Slovo, Gillian. An Honourable Man. Virago Press, 2012.
Among the first outside readers she thanks are Cora Kaplan


About October 1973
The Women's Theatre Group (still in being as the Sphinx Theatre Company ) was founded in London as a feminist and socialist theatre group; its twin organization the Women's Theatre Company proved short-lived.