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Michelene Wandor Biography (1940-)
Full name, Michelene Dinah Wandor; born April 20, 1940, in London, England; married Ed Victor (a literary agent), 1963 (divorced, 1975); children: two sons. Addresses: Office--71 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5AU, England.
- Birth Details
- April 20, 1940
- London, England
- (With Mike Alfreds) The Wandering Jew (adapted from a novel by Eugene Sue), Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1987.
- Other plays include You Too Can Be Ticklish, produced in London, 1971; Brag-a-Fruit, London, 1971; The Day after Yesterday, London, 1972; Spilt Milk,and Mal de Mere, London, 1972, published in Play Nine, edited by Robin Rook,Edward Arnold, 1981; To Die among Friends (includes Mal de Mere, Joey, Christmas, Pearls, and Swallows), produced in London, 1974, published in Sink Songs(also see below), 1975; Friends and Strangers, produced on tour, 1974; Penthesilia (adapted from the play by Heinrich von Kleist), London, 1977; The OldWives' Tale, London, 1977, published in Five Plays (also see below), 1984; Care and Control, London, 1977, published in Strike While the Iron Is Hot (alsosee below), 1980; (co-author) Floorshow, London, 1978; Whores d'Oeuvres, London, 1978, published in Five Plays (also see below), 1984; Scissors, London,1978, published in Five Plays (also see below), 1984; Aid Thy Neighbour, London, 1978, published in Five Plays (also see below), 1984; Aurora Leigh (adapted from the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning), London, 1979, published in Plays by Women I (also see below), 1982; (with Steve Gooch and Paul Thompson)Future Perfect, produced on tour, 1980; The Blind Goddess (adapted from a play by Ernst Toller), produced on tour, 1981; The Jungle Book (adapted from thebook by Rudyard Kipling), 1994; and Jane Eyre (adapted from the book by Charlotte Bronte), 1994. Also author of Killing Orders, Deadlock, and Bitter Medicine (all adapted from books by Sara Pavetsky).
- RADIO WORK; PLAYS,EXCEPT WHERE NOTEDAuthor of Correspondence, broadcast,1978, produced on the stage in London, 1979; The Unit Lamp (based on the novel by Radclyffe Hall), 1980; Precious Bane (based on the novel by Mary Webb),1981; Lolly Willows (based on the novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner), 1983; AnUncommon Love, 1984; Kipps (based on the novel by H. G. Wells), 1984; Venus Smiles (based on the story by J. G. Ballard), 1985; The Brothers Karamazov (based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky), 1986; The Nine Tailors (based on thenovel by Dorothy L. Sayers), 1986; Persuasion (radio serial based on the novel by Jane Austen), 1986-87; Helbeck of Bannisdale (based on the novel by Mrs.Humphry Ward), 1987; Gardens of Eden, 1987; and Whose Body?, (based on the novel by Dorothy L. Sayers), 1987.
- Author of the television play The Belle of Amherst, an adaptation of theplay by William Luce, 1987.
- (Editor) The Body Politic: Writings from the Women's Liberation Movementin Britain, 1969-1972, Stage 1, 1972.
- (With Dinah Brooke) Sink Songs (plays; includes To Die among Friends), Playbooks, 1975.
- (With others) The Great Divide: The Sexual Division of Labour; or, Is ItArt? (nonfiction), Open University Press, 1976.
- (Editor with Michele Roberts) Cutlasses and Earrings (poems), Playbooks,1977.
- (With others) Tales I Tell My Mother (short stories), Journeyman Press, 1978, South End Press, 1980.
- (Editor) Strike While the Iron Is Hot: Three Plays on Sexual Politics (includes Care and Control), Journeyman Press, 1980.
- Understudies: Theatre and Sexual Politics (nonfiction), Eyre Methuen, 1981, revised edition published as Carry On, Understudies, Routledge & KeganPaul, 1986.
- Upbeat: Poems and Stories, Journeyman Press, 1982, Riverrun Press, 1985.
- (With Judith Kazantzis and Michele Roberts) Touch Papers (poems), Allison& Busby, 1982.
- (Editor) Plays by Women 1-4 (includes Aurora Leigh), four volumes, Methuen, 1982-85.
- (Editor) On Gender and Writing (nonfiction), Pandora Press, 1983.
- Gardens of Eden: Poems for Eve and Lilith, Journeyman Press, 1984, Riverrun Press, 1985.
- Five Plays (includes To Die Among Friends, The Old Wives' Tale, Whores d'Oeuvres, Scissors, and Aid Thy Neighbour), Journeyman Press, 1984, Riverrun Press, 1985.
- Guests in the Body (short stories), Virago Press, 1986.
- (With Sara Maitland) Arky Types (novel), Methuen, 1987.
- (With others) More Tales I Tell My Mother (short stories), Journeyman Press, 1987.
- Look Back in Gender: Sexuality and the Family in Post-1956 British Drama(nonfiction), Methuen, 1987.
Writings;Author of the books Wandor on Women Writers, 1989; Once a Feminist
- Interviews by Michelene Wandor, 1990; Collected Poems, 1990; and BritishDrama 1970-1990, 1993.
- Work represented in anthologies, including Dreams and Deconstructions, edited by Sandy Craig, Amber Lane Press, 1980.
- Contributor to periodicals, including Spare Rib. Poetry editor, Time Out,1971-82.
- Keyssar, Helene, Feminist Theatre, Macmillan, 1984, Grove, 1985.
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