Barry Bermange Biography (1933-)

Born November 7, 1933, in London, England; son of David (a tailor) and Gertrude (Rosenthal) Bermange; married Maurine Jewel Lufkin Bright (a writer, underpseudonym Maggie Ross), March 10, 1961; children: one step- daughter. Addresses: Agent: Ms. L. Bright, London and Worldwide Agencies.; Contact: c/o Eyre Methuen Ltd.,11 New Fetter lane, London EC4, England.

Barry Bermange, who directs most of his own plays, is credited with creatingseveral "sound inventions" for radio. Also working as composer, he synchronized various words and phrases with electronic music to produce innovative music-drama. In addition, the author's television play International, a controversial work on football violence, was ultimately banned by the BBC.

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Occupation
playwright
Birth Details
November 7, 1933
London, England

Famous Works

  • Credits; Plays
  • No Quarter, broadcast on radio, 1962, produced on stage in London,1964, published in No Quarter and The Interview, Methuen, 1969.
  • Nathan and Tabileth (one-act; also see below), broadcast on radio,1962; produced on stage at Edinburgh Festival and in London, 1967, publishedin Nathan and Tabileth, Oldenberg, Methuen, 1967.
  • Oldenberg (one-act), broadcast on television, 1967, produced on stage at Edinburgh Festival and in London, 1967, published in Nathan and Tabileth, Oldenberg, Methuen, 1967.
  • The Interview, broadcast on television, 1968, produced on stage inLondon, 1969, published in No Quarter and The Interview, Methuen, 1969.
  • Scenes from Family Life, broadcast on television, 1969, produced on stage in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, 1974, published in Collection: Literature for the Seventies, edited by Gerald and Nancy S. Messner, Heath,1972.
  • Invasion, broadcast on television, 1969, published in No Quarter and The Interview, Methuen, 1969.
  • Also author of other plays, including The Cloud (full-length), produced on stage in London, 1964; Four Inventions (includes The Dreams, The Evenings of Certain Lives, Amor Dei, and The After-Life; also see below), broadcast on radio, 1964-65, produced as Darkness Theatre, London, 1969; Tramp, broadcast on German television, 1968; International (teleplay), 1970; Oh Starlings, produced on stage in London, 1971; Stars (teleplay), 1976; Warcries (radio play; also see below), produced on stage in Donaueschingen, 1981; The Soldiers (radio play; also see below), produced on stage in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, 1985; The Dreams, Warcries, Klaenge am Mikrophon (also see below), produced on stage in Kassel, Germany, 1987; The Situation; and Bones. Author of additional radio plays, including The Voice of the Peanut, 1960; Never Forget a Face, 1961; A Glass of Lemonade, 1962; The Imposters series, 1962; The Mortification, 1964; The Detour, 1964; Letters of a Portuguese Nun, 1966; As a Man Grows Older, 1967; Neues vom Krieg, 1969 (Germany); S.O.S. (also seebelow), 1977 (Netherlands), 1978 (UK); Social Welfare, 1979; FourInventions (Reconstruction I), 1983 (Netherlands); Klaenge am Mikrophon (also see below), 1985 (Germany); Testament (also see below), 1985 (Germany); Le Desir, 1986 (Germany), Radioville (also see below), 1987 (Germany); Der gelbe Klang, 1987 (Germany), Annulamento, 1987 (Germany). Adapter of Paths of Glory, from the novel by Humphrey Cobb, 1965.
  • Credits; Music
  • Composer of acoustic music for stage and radio plays, including Amor Dei, S.O.S., Warcries, The Soldiers, Testament, The Dreams, Klaenge am Mikrophon, and Radioville. Composer of music for Nathan and Tabileth.

Further Reference

Books

  • Priessnitz, Horst, Barry Bermange: Eine Beschreibung seines Buhnen-, Funk-, und Fernsehdramatischen Werken, Tubingen, Narr Verlag, 1986.

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