by Olwen Wymark. Full Length Play, Drama / 3m, 5f. At the age of twenty, Verity was charged by the police with damaging a chair by fire in the mental hospital. Find Me [Olwen Wymark] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At the age of twenty, Verity was charged by the police with damaging a chair by. Olwen Wymark’s play Find Me is a disturbing play about mental illness and difference. The play is based on the true story of “Verity Taylor” (not.

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Find Me was first produced inso olwn many ways it is a historical drama and I would hope that we are better now at diagnosing, treating and having compassion for people suffering from mental illness. As the children grew, so did her own career in the following decade.

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This has been corrected. Imogen rated it really liked it Apr 15, She was born in Oakland, California, daughter of Philip Walstein Buck, a professor of political science, and his wife, Barbara. In November at wyjark age of twenty, Verity Taylor was charged wymarj the police with the damage of a chair by fire, value six pounds, in a locked ward of a mental hospital where she was a patient. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She was remanded in ,e to Holloway Prison for a period of three months.

Lindsay rated it really liked it Jul 14, Although I have never written ‘a commercial’ play, I have to sell my work. She has written for the stage, television, radio and film. Start your free trial.


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Join 1, other followers. Olwen Wymark, who has died aged 81, was an American-born fringe theatre and BBC radio dramatist particularly active in the s and 80s. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The thought of this high-spirited, feisty girl locked away for life is horrendous. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

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Wymark based the play on the true story of Verity Taylor not her real namewho at the age of 20 was charged with burning fins chair in the locked ward of wumark mental hospital where she was a patient. Molly rated it liked it Mar 06, I would defiantly recommend this book. Her writing was characterised by a flickering sense of reality, game playing, sparse often abstract settings and elements of fantasy with what the critic John Russell Brown called the reality of nightmare.

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Erica rated it liked it Sep 14, The theme of the play is that while Verity had a…. Fid Christmas Carol Ludlam.

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American-born but long resident in O,wen, Olwen Wymark was a prolific writer of drama for the stage, television and radio.

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Find Me by Olwen Wymark. I remember playing Verity Taylor a while back for a short theatre piece, the story has stayed with me since. Like her better-known near-contemporary Caryl ChurchillWymark began her writing career while raising a family and benefited from the active patronage of the BBC radio drama department; she wrote countless adaptations, providing Paul Scofield with one of his greatest radio roles in her version of Thomas Mann ‘s The Magic Mountainone of her last works.

She was subsequently tried at Canterbury Crown Court and in February an order was made for her admission to a maximum security hospital.

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