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Louise Page

LOUISE PAGE

  (1955 - )

Nationality:    English
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Playwright, novelist and journalist Louise Page was born in London, in 1955. She was educated at the University of Birmingham, where she studied Drama and Theatre Arts. In 1979 she became Yorkshire Television's Fellow in Drama and Television at the University of Sheffield. She was awarded the George Devine Award for her play Salonika, which was performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London in 1982, and was appointed Resident Writer at the Royal Court Theatre (1982-3). She was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Edge Hill University from 2004-2006. She writes for both television and radio and worked for ten years on BBC Radio 4's long-running radio serial the Archers. She now runs Words4work with her husband, the writer Christopher Hawes, organising seminars and workshops to help businesses improve the standard of their written English. Recent plays are Another Nine Months and the Statue of Liberty. Her latest work, Love From a Stranger, performed in 2010, is an adaptation based on Agatha Christie's Philomel Cottage.

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        Adam Was A Gardener         Agnus Dei         Another Nine Months         Beauty and the Beards         Beauty And the Beast         Diplomatic Wives         Falkland Sound/Voces De Malvinas         Flaws         Glasshouse         Goat         Golden Girls         Hawks And Doves         Hearing         House Wives         Kissing Better         Like To Live         Love From a Stranger         Lucy         Philomel Cottage         Real Estate         Rogue Herries         Salonika         Spare Parts         Statue Of Liberty, The         Tissue         Want-Ad


Adam Was A Gardener

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Agnus Dei

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Another Nine Months

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Beauty and the Beards

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Beauty And the Beast

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beauty falls for beast etc., the fable explores parenting themes in parallel

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Childrens Youth Audience

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Diplomatic Wives

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Woman's ambition; choice between husband and career.

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Falkland Sound/Voces De Malvinas

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based on the letters of David Tinker, RN

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Flaws

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a family bakery threatened with bankruptcy realises it has a far more serious problem on its hands

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Glasshouse

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Goat

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Golden Girls

Golden Girls
pressures incurred in the competitive world of sport through a women's relay team at the Athens Olympics

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Hawks And Doves

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Hearing

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about the isolation of deafness

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House Wives

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a woman's move from conservatism to standing for election as a Labour candidate

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Derby     1981

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Kissing Better

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play about pain

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Like To Live

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Love From a Stranger

Love From a Stranger
LOVE FROM A STRANGER is a blood-curdling Drama about frustrated spinster Alix King who has been engaged for years to Dick. Dependable but dull, Dick refuses to marry Alix until he can support her. When Alix unexpectedly inherits a fortune Dick is too proud to accept sharing it. then along comes a stranger. Handsome, successful and just that little bit dangerous, Gerald sweeps her off her feet. Before you know it they are married and move into Philomel Cottage. All too soon their happiness begins to disintegrate. Strange things begin to happen and Alix suspects that the man she rushed into marrying may not be what he seems to be. And who knows, maybe Alix has some dark secrets of her own. This chilling thriller is a must for all CHRISTIE fans - full of twists and turns as it builds to a surprising and murderous denouement.

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Based on the short story "Philomel Cottage" by Agatha Christie. Adapted by Louise Page and Frank Vosper

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New Theatre, Northampton     31 Mar 1936

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Lucy

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centres on the social problems surrounding euthanasia

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Philomel Cottage

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from Agatha Christie

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Real Estate

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Jenny, single and pregnant, returns to visit her mother after twenty years hoping to find some kind of assistance and support, unfortunately this is not to be

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Rogue Herries

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Rogue Herries, published in 1930, is the first in a series of four novels that make up the Herries Chronicles. It tells how Francis Herries moves his family from Doncaster to a crumbling manor house in Borrowdale; he sells his mistress at a fair and becomes infatuated, with disastrous consequences, with a young Gypsy girl. the book is inscribed: For a trusted friend and in love of Cumberland.

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adaptation of Rogue Herries, Hugh Walpole's epic tale of restless desire set in north Cumbria.

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Salonika

Salonika
visiting the war grave of their husband/Father two women in Salonika experience different sexual problems. A play about ageing, memory and reality.

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George Devine Award

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Spare Parts

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Statue Of Liberty, The

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Tissue

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a play about breast cancer in which Page has to deal with dominant definitions of femininity in order to probe the pain in the problem

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in "Plays by Women I", Methuen, London, 1982   

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Want-Ad

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Nick, an ambitious young journalist exploits and distorts Shiel's tragic story to promote his own ends and gain advancement

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