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Timberlake Wertenbaker Biography (1909-)
Full name, Lael Louisiana Timberlake Tucker; born March 28, 1909, in Bradford, PA; daughter of Royal K. and Juliet (Luttrell) Tucker; married Charles Christian Wertenbaker (a writer and editor), 1942 (died, 1953); married BramwellFletcher (an actor), 1970; children: (first marriage) Christian Tucker, LaelLouisiana Timberlake. Addresses: Agent--c/o Michael Imison Playwrights, 28 Almeida St., London N1, England.
- Birth Details
- March 28, 1909
- Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
- New Anatomies (produced at Women's Theatre Group, I.C.A. Theatre, London,1981, and Space 603, The Directors Company, New York City, 1987), Faber, 1984.
- Translator, "False Admissions" and "Successful Strategies," Successful Strategies, Lyric Studio Theatre, London, 1983.
- Abel's Sister, produced at Theatre Upstairs, London, 1984, produced in New York City, 1985.
- The Grace of Mary Traverse (produced at Royal Court Theatre, London, 1985), Faber, 1985.
- Adaptor and translator, Mephisto, produced by Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at Barbican Theatre, London, 1986.
- Our Country's Good, produced at Royal Court Theatre, 1988, then Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, and Wharf Theatre, Sydney Australia, 1989, later Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1991.
- The Love of the Nightingale (produced by RSC, 1989, produced by L.A.
- Theatre Works, Edgemar Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1990), published in TheLove and the Nightingale (and) The Grace of Mary Traverse, Faber, 1990.
- Also author of This Is No Place for Tallulah Bankhead, produced in London, England, 1978; The Third, produced in London, 1980; Second Sentence, produced in Brighton, England, 1980; Breaking Through, produced in London, 1980; Case to Answer, produced in London, 1980, then in Ithaca, New York, 1981; Inside Out, produced in Stoke-on-Trent, England, 1982; and Home Leave, produced inIpswich, Suffolk, England, 1982.
- Translator of Maurice Maeterlink's Pelleas and Melisande and Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba.
- The Children, Film Four International, 1990.
- Also author of Do Not Disturb.
- Translator, Leocadia (broadcast, 1985), Methuen, 1987.
- Also translator of La Dispute, 1987.
- (Under name Lael Tucker) Lament for Four Virgins (novel), 1952.
- (Under name Lael Tucker) Festival, Random House, 1954.
- (Under name Lael Tucker Wertenbaker) Death of a Man, Random House, 1957.
- (Under name Lael Tucker Wertenbaker) Mister Junior (biography), Pageant,1958.
- (Under name Lael Tucker Wertenbaker; with Suzanne Gleaves) Tip and Dip (juvenile) Lippincott, 1960.
- (Under name Lael Tucker Wertenbaker; with Gleaves) Mercy Percy (juvenile), Lippincott, 1961.
- (Under name L. T. Wertenbaker; with Gleaves) You and the Armed Services (nonfiction), Simon & Schuster, 1961.
- (Under name Lael Tucker Wertenbaker) The Eye of the Lion (novel), Little,Brown, 1965.
- (Under name Lael Tucker Wertenbaker) The Afternoon Women (novel), Little,Brown, 1966.
- (Under name Lael Tucker Wertenbaker; with Maudie Basserman) The HotchkissSchool: A Portrait, Time-Life, 1966.
- (Under name Lael Wertenbaker; with editors of Time-Life Books) The Worldof Pablo Picasso, Time-Life, 1967.
- (Under name Lael Wertenbaker) Unbidden Guests (novel), Little, Brown, 1970.
- (Under name Lael Wertenbaker; with Jean Rosenthal) The Magic of Light: The Craft and Career of Jean Rosenthal, Pioneer in Lighting for the Modern Stage, Little, Brown, 1972.
- (Under name Lael Wertenbaker) Perilous Voyage (novel), Little, Brown, 1975.
- (Under name Lael Wertenbaker) To Mend the Heart (nonfiction), Viking, 1980.
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