Edinburgh Festival

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Family and Intimate relationships Maud Sulter
MS met African American Larry Waldren at the Edinburgh Festival and they had a brief affair, which ended while she was visiting him in New York.
Sulter, Maud. “Biographical Sketch and Poems”. Dream State: The New Scottish Poets, edited by Daniel O’Rourke, Polygon, pp. 127-32.
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Literary responses Sarah Kane
Crave was met with critical acclaim when presented at the Edinburgh Festival .
Greig, David, and Sarah Kane. “Introduction”. Complete Plays, Methuen Drama, p. ix - xviii.
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Performance of text T. S. Eliot
Another verse play by TSE , The Elder Statesman, had its first performance at the EdinburghFestival .
Palmer, Alan, and Veronica Palmer. The Chronology of British History. Century.
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Gallup, Donald Clifford. T.S. Eliot: A Bibliography. Harcourt, Brace.
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Performance of text Pam Gems
PG 's all-woman play Dead Fish was first performed at Edinburgh'sKundry's Theatre for the Edinburgh Festival ; its title was subsequently changed to Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi.
Wandor, Michelene, editor. Plays by Women: Volume Three. Methuen.
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Aston, Elaine. “Pam Gems: Body Politics and Biography”. The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights, edited by Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt, Cambridge University Press, pp. 157-73.
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Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press.
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Performance of text Pam Gems
Besides Dead Fish, a second play by PG , Guinevere, was also produced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1976. Gems speculates that it was never published because it was a short, one-woman play...
Performance of text Sarah Kane
SK 's early, unpublished writing for the stage included monologues performed at Bristol and at the Edinburgh Festival . The Edinburgh monologues, overall called Sick, were individually Comic Monologue, Starved, and What...
Performance of text Claire Luckham
Intended for a working-class audience, the play was inspired in part by Brecht ; CL says she was particularly interested in his enthusiasm for boxing and the relationship between fighters and their audience.
Reinelt, Janelle. “Beyond Brecht: Britain’s New Feminist Drama”. Feminist Theatre and Theory, edited by Helene Keyssar, St Martin’s Press, pp. 25-48.
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Performance of text Muriel Spark
The production was directed by Donald McWhinnie , and moved eventually from the New Arts Theatre to the West End, despite Spark's being unreceptive to theatrical habits like rewriting during the course of the run...
Performance of text Timberlake Wertenbaker
TW 's New Anatomies, produced by the Women's Theatre Group , re-opened in London after appearing at the EdinburghFestival .
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press.
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Performance of text Caryl Churchill
CC 's play about English civil war revolutionaries, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, was produced by the Joint Stock Theatre Group at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival .
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press.
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Churchill, Caryl. Light Shining in Buckinghamshire. Pluto Press.
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Churchill, Caryl. Plays: One. Methuen.
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Performance of text Caryl Churchill
CC 's double bill of plays entitled Blue Heart of Blue/Heart began its tour with the Out of Joint and Royal Court theatre companies at Bury St Edmunds, moving soon afterwards to the Edinburgh Festival
Performance of text T. S. Eliot
TSE 's verse play The Cocktail Party ran at the EdinburghFestival .
Gallup, Donald Clifford. T.S. Eliot: A Bibliography. Harcourt, Brace.
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Performance of text T. S. Eliot
TSE 's drama The Confidential Clerk was first performed at the EdinburghFestival , and it was published by Faber and Faber the next year.
Gallup, Donald Clifford. T.S. Eliot: A Bibliography. Harcourt, Brace.
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politics Rebecca West
At the EdinburghFestival , RW participated in a forum on censorship, an event she described as an indescribable orgy of bad taste, vulgarity, and bad criticism.
Rollyson, Carl. Rebecca West: A Saga of the Century. Hodder and Stoughton.
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11 April 1967

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