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Sydney Opera House

Timberlake Wertenbaker

 

Librettist

Background: Timberlake grew up in the Basque country.  She was Arts Council writer in residence 1983 with Shared Experience and Resident Writer at The Royal Court Theatre 1985.  She was also the Royden B Davis visiting professor of drama at Georgetown University, 2005-2006.  Awards include an Olivier Award for Our Country's Good,  a Critics' Circle and Writers' Guild Award for Three Birds Alighting on a Field and the Eileen Anderson award for The Love of the Nightingale at the RSC. Plays include The Line (Arcola Theatre), Galileo's Daughter (Theatre Royal, Bath), Credible Witness, The Break of the Day, Three Birds Alighting on a Field, Our Country's Good, The Grace of Mary Traverse (Royal Court Theatre), Ash Girl (Birmingham Rep), After Darwin (Hampstead Theatre), The Love of the Nightingale (RSC), New Anatomies (ICA). Translations include: Elektra, Phedre, Hippolytus, Hecuba, Wild Orchids, Filumena, Mephisto, Antigone

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