Irving Wardle

Standard Name: Wardle, Irving


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Literary responses Pam Gems
Irving Wardle (informed that the playwright was a gypsy graduate in psychology who now lives as a horse-dealer in the Isle of Wight) wrote in The Times that most of it works brilliantly in...
Literary responses Liz Lochhead
Mary Queen of Scots was a great hit with critics. In the Times, Irving Wardle compared the play favourably with Schiller 's Mary Stuart (also playing at the Fringe that year), and the Financial...
Literary responses Olivia Manning
This third novel was published to acclaim, with a few exceptions (resented by OM ), like David Craig , who wrote in the New Statesman of finding the representation of characters' inner feelings dry and...
Literary responses Louise Page
Reviews of Golden Girls were mixed. Naseem Khan praised its skill and appeal in the New Statesman. Irving Wardle in The Times declared that it was hard to see what the play is driving...
Literary responses Louise Page
Among reviewers, Irving Wardle and John Peter sounded equally grudging, though the first accused the play of being almost didactic and the second seemed to accuse it of being not didactic enough, in refusing to...


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Churchill, Caryl, and Irving Wardle. “The Ants”. New English Dramatists 12, Penguin, pp. 89-103.