Royal Court Theatre

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Education Louise Page
LP took a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University in 1976 (the year her first play received a reading at the Royal Court Theatre ). She followed it with a post-graduate degree...
Education Winsome Pinnock
At about fourteen WP discovered live theatre in the form of a school trip.
“The Play Ground, ’Reaching out for life in a new country’: Winsome Pinnock on her play Leave Taking”. Nick Hern Books.
At sixteen, she says, she was a real stage-struck teenager, sitting on the steps [of the Royal Court Theatre ] in...
Employer Louise Page
In 1979 LP had a post at the University of Sheffield as Yorkshire Television 's Fellow in Drama and Television. She was also employed to teach at the University of Birmingham . In 1982-3 she...
Employer Winsome Pinnock
In her late teens WP planned to become an actor. She abandoned a brief career on stage partly because she found herself being typecast in maternal roles. She sees her work as a writer as...
Employer Sarah Daniels
SD became an associate writer-in-residence at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Family and Intimate relationships Ann Jellicoe
Between her first and her second marriage, AJ had a failed relationship with Keith Johnstone , a fellow Royal Court writer.
Family and Intimate relationships Ann Jellicoe
AJ was married for the second time, to Roger Mayne , a photographer she met at the Royal Court Theatre .
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
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Fictionalization T. S. Eliot
During TSE 's last years he reaped a rich harvest of public honours, both in Britain and internationally. Since then his standing as leading poet of the modernist movement and dominant figure of twentieth-century English...
Friends, Associates Maureen Duffy
At this time she was friendly with a group of writers connected with the Royal Court Theatre , and also with authors J. G. Farrell and Heathcote Williams , and with publisher Graham Nicol ...
Material Conditions of Writing Ann Jellicoe
The site was chosen as a compromise when several Axminster venues proved unwelcoming for political reasons having to do with relations among the area's various schools and with resistance from the Axminster Dramatic Society ...
Occupation Lady Cynthia Asquith
During the war LCA received the last of three successive offers of significant acting roles, despite her total lack of dramatic training. Towards Christmas 1909 she had taken part in a charity production at the...
Occupation Ann Jellicoe
AJ had a long-standing professional relationship with the Royal Court Theatre . Around the time her play The Sport of My Mad Mother was performed at the Court, she became involved in the newly formed...
Occupation Caryl Churchill
This began a long association with the Royal Court Theatre , during which several of her plays were produced there during the 1980s and 1990s.
Contemporary Authors. Gale Research, 1962.
46: 68-9
Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television. Gale Research.
19: 89-90
Occupation Anne Devlin
The success of AD 's first play, Ourselves Alone, in 1985 led to several new opportunities for her. She became an associate director at the Royal Court Theatre in London and took up positions...
Occupation Caryl Churchill
CC was resident dramatist and tutor for the Young Writers' Group at the Royal Court Theatre in London. She was the first woman to hold this position.
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press, 1996.
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Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Contemporary Authors. Gale Research, 1962.
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Timeline

1871
The New Chelsea Theatre (opened the previous year) became known as the Royal Court Theatre .
24 September 1888
The Royal Court Theatre (at this date the Court Theatre) moved to a new site.
24 September 1888
The Royal Court Theatre (at this date the Court Theatre) moved to a new site.
8 May 1956
John Osborne 's playLook Back in Anger opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London; within a few weeks, on 28 May, Colin Wilson published The Outsider, a romanticizing study of the...
10 April 1957
Playwright John Osborne 's The Entertainer was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London, with Laurence Olivier playing the lead.
19 August 1977
The comedyOnce a Catholic by Mary O'Malley opened at the Royal Court Theatre ; it transferred to the West End later this year and won a string of awards.
1980
Andrea Dunbar published The Arbor: A Play, which had a moderately successful run at the Royal Court Theatre .
1982
The Royal Court Theatre commissioned Rita, Sue and Bob Too from Andrea Dunbar .
1984
The Royal Court Theatre performed Elisabeth Bond 's playMinor Complications influenced by visits to India and her family's connection with the British Raj. The same year her Sideways Down was produced at Riverside Studios
1986
Jacqueline Rudet 's dramatic work Money to Live and an associated afterword were included in Plays By Women, edited by Mary Remnant .
1988
Andrea Dunbar 's Shirley, which was produced by the Royal Court Theatre in 1986, was first published in a volume with the republished plays Rita, Sue and Bob Too and The Arbor.
February 2000
The Royal Court Theatre re-opened after having shut down for rebuilding in 1997.
11 July 2009
Enron, only the second play by Lucy Prebble to reach the stage, opened at ChichesterFestival Theatre , dramatising the spectacular crash of the US energy giant Enron .