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Angus Wilson

ANGUS WILSON  (1913 - 1971)

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Curtis Brown Group Ltd  (estate of)

Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, CBE (11 August 1913  31 May 1991) was born in Bexhill, East Sussex, into an elderly, upper-middle-class family. His father, an inveterate gambler, was Scot and mother came from South AfricA. the family lived in hotels and boardinghouses and moved from place to place depending upon the father's gambling luck. Wilson's siblings played transvestite games, in which he also participated. Later Wilson depicted his rootless hotel life in the autobiographical work WILD GARDEN (1963). After graduating from Merton College, Oxford, where he studied medieval history and developed his acting talents, Wilson pursued a number of jobs. He joined the British Library and worked there as a book cataloger, and eventually became deputy to the superintendent of the Reading Room. During World War II Wilson was a codebreaker at Bletchley, like the writers Henry Reed and Mary Wesley. Wilson worked at the library until 1955. the Mulberry Bush was his first - and only- produced play

Research: Manuscripts and Personal Papers of Angus Wilson held by the University of Iowa Libaries

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        Mulberry Bush, The

Mulberry Bush, The

the reactions of a famous progressive family to the news that its prize scion, lately dead, was something of a cad.

revised version Royal Court, London, 02 April 1956

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1st Published:
Secker & Warburg, 1956   -


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Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 56.54

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