Shelagh Delaney Biography (1939-)

First name is pronounced She-la; born November 25, 1939, in Salford, England;daughter of Joseph (a bus inspector) and Elsie Delaney; children: one daughter. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Tessa Sayle Literary and Dramatic Agents, 11Jubilee Place, London SW3 3TE, England.

Birth Details
November 25, 1939
Salford, England

Famous Works

  • Writings;STAGE
  • A Taste of Honey, Stratford Theatre, London, 1958, Wyndham's Theatre, then Criterion Theatre, both London, 1959, and Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1960, later revived at the Roundabout Theatre, and the Century Theatre, both New York City, 1981, published by Methuen and by Grove, both 1959.
  • The Lion in Love, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, U.K., then Royal Court Theatre, London, both 1960, later One Sheridan Square, New York City, 1963, published by Methuen and by Grove, both 1961.
  • The House That Jack Built, first produced in New York City, 1979.
  • Writings;FILM
  • (With Tony Richardson) A Taste of Honey, Continental, 1962.
  • Charlie Bubbles, Universal, 1968.
  • The Raging Moon, Associated British Films, 1970.
  • Dance with a Stranger, Samuel Goldwyn, 1985.
  • Also wrote The White Bus, 1966; A Winter House, 1986; Love Lessons, 1987.
  • The House That Jack Built, 1977.
  • Writings;PLAYS
  • Did Your Nanny Come from Bergen?, BBC, 1970.
  • Also St. Martin's Summer, 1974; Find Me First, 1979.
  • Writings;RADIO PLAYS
  • So Does the Nightingale, 1980.
  • Don't Worry about Matilda, 1983.
  • Writings;OTHER
  • Sweetly Sings the Donkey (short stories), Putnam's 1963, then Methuen, 1964.
  • Also contributor to the New York Times Magazine and Cosmopolitan.

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