got her first professional acting job because she could speak French: when she graduated from drama school, she joined a French company's production of Federico Garcia Lorca
's La Maison de Bernard Alba...
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She adapted Ibsen's Ghosts for the Sherman Theatre
in Cardiff in 1993, and another of his plays, The Lady from the Sea, for the Almeida Theatre
in London, where it was directed by...
The early influences on PS
as a poet included Rilke
, and Lorca
; they were more important to her than her English contemporaries, whose realism did not appeal to her. This first...
has done a number of translations from the work of dramatists in other languages, especially French and ancient Greek. As well as Lorca
's The House of Bernarda Alba, she has translated from...