Standard Name: Dane, Clemence
Birth Name: Winifred Ashton
Pseudonym: Clemence Dane
Pseudonym: Diana Portis
CD wrote, during the earlier twentieth century, over thirty plays for the stage, radio, and screen, in addition to her journalism and other non-fiction, and fourteen fictional works ranging from girls' school novels to detective fiction. Her work frequently addressed political issues of the day.
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|Education||Elizabeth Jane Howard|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Catherine Carswell||
Catherine Jackson (later CC ) sued for annulment and won, making legal history since insanity (of the husband) was not yet grounds for divorce.
Thirteen years later Clemence Dane scored a great popular success with...
|Friends, Associates||Mary Agnes Hamilton||
MAH 's memoirs give detailed and affectionate pen-portraits of innumerable friends, made both at home and in many of the other countries she travelled or worked in. Many of her English friends are known names...
|Friends, Associates||Violet Trefusis||
One of VT 's loyal friends at this troubled time was author Clemence Dane , who had sent her birthday greetings that June.
Jullian, Philippe, John Nova Phillips, Violet Trefusis, and Vita Sackville-West. Violet Trefusis: Life and Letters. Hamish Hamilton, 1976.
|Literary responses||Hannah More||
In the early twentieth century More's influence on the great Victorians was not seen as an asset. In 1964 Clemence Dane felt it quite appropriate to celebrate More as a personage while admitting to not...
|Literary responses||Jean Rhys||
Her most successful book so far, Voyage in the Dark was well received by critics and general public alike. Writer Clemence Dane praised its simplicity, its orginality, and its power to express the emotions and...
|Literary responses||Susanna Centlivre|
|Performance of text||Dorothy L. Sayers||
DLS organised an experimental radio mystery play, The Scoop, by herself and Detection Club members E. C. Bentley , Anthony Berkeley , Freeman Wills Crofts , and Clemence Dane . It was broadcast serially on the BBC .
Sayers, Dorothy L., E. C. Bentley, Anthony Berkeley, Agatha Christie, Freeman Wills Crofts, and Clemence Dane. “The Scoop: Parts I-XII”. The Listener.
|Publishing||Catharine Amy Dawson Scott||
In 1923 she wrote a series of articles for Strand Magazine, entitled As I know them—Some Writers of Today, describing, among others, Clemence Dane and H. G. Wells .
Watts, Marjorie, and Frances King. Mrs. Sappho. Duckworth, 1987.
|Textual Features||Rebecca West|
|Textual Features||Ngaio Marsh||
This novel is set during the opening production at The Dolphin, a recently derelict and now lovingly restored Victorian theatre beside the Thames in London. The central character, Peregrine or Perry Jay, is a...