4 Strange Plays

by Dedwydd Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781425968489

About the Book

Set in Wales in a cottage by the sea. A ruined poet returns home to his ruined friends – Aaron of the phantom daughters, the sea-wracked, Johnny Conch, Black Branwen, Olga the Ever-Ready, who battle for the poet’s survival or destruction. Who wins in the end?

About the Author

Dedwydd Jones, born Wales. Haverfordwest Grammar School, Latymer Upper School, London. Army, lieutenant, tank transporters, Berlin. Capt Berlin Army Rugby Team (his highest achievement!) London School of Economics, Warberg Institute of Classical Studies, London Univ. BA, Hist/Economics. Fellow in Drama, University of Wales, Cardiff. Old guard Welsh Nationalist. Early member Welsh Republican Movement. Various grants, Arts Council of GB/Wales. Actor/writer BBC TV Wales. Over 25 plays produced, Mermaid, Vaudeville Theatres, London; New Theatre, Cardiff, Edinburgh Festival, Cambridge, etc. Poetry, various mags. Travelled Europe, teacher, woodman, gardener. Lived Switzerland 14 years. Editor 2plus2, International Lit Review. Plays for Swiss radio. Returned to UK, 1993. Taught EFL Bedford School. Theatre journalist for The Stage and Television Today, London. First novel The Lily and the Dragon published 2003. The Raven Man (based on the life of Edgar Allan Poe) his second novel, published by AuthorHouse, Autumn 2006.  His first volume of short stories Armed and Ridiculous (AuthorHouse) published Winter 2005. Four Plays from Wales to be published early 2006. Now working on his next volume of short stories. Lives in Bedford, UK. Three lovely daughters. Member Society of Authors, UK. Dramatists’ Guild of America.