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Olwen Margaret Wymark Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 14 pages of information about the life of Olwen Margaret Wymark.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Olwen Margaret Wymark

Olwen Wymark is one of the most prolific and provocative dramatists in Britain today. In the foreword to the 1967 Calder and Boyars edition of her Three Plays, her writing style is compared to that of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and Eugene Ionesco, and it is praised for the "startling originality and complete professional maturity" of plays written in "the genuine language of the modern theater with a personal vision that many will be able to share." In her introduction to volume 2 of Plays by Women (1983) Michelene Wandor stresses, first, Wymark's use of nonnaturalistic techniques, in the sense that the structure and settings of her plays tend to resemble those of the European absurdist tradition; and, second, the way in which her work foregrounds the worldview and experience of women as "a legitimate subject matter for drama." Wymark's work is associated with the growth of feminism in the...

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