|Born||Olwen Margaret Buck
February 14, 1932
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Died||June 14, 2013
|Spouse(s)||Patrick Wymark (1953–1970)
|Children||4 (including Jane Wymark)|
Olwen Wymark (February 14, 1932 – June 14, 2013) was an American writer and playwright.
Olwen Margaret Buck was born on February 14, 1932 in Oakland, California, the daughter of Philip W. (a professor of political science) and Barbara (Jacobs) Buck, and the granddaughter of W. W. Jacobs. She attended Pomona College from 1949–51 and University College, London from 1951–52.
Her most successful play was Find Me (1977), about mental illness, which is still used as a set text for drama qualifications in UK schools. Others included Gymnasium (1972), Loved (1980), Best Friends (1984), Strike Up The Banns(1990), and Mirror Mirror (1992).
- Lunchtime Concert (one-act), first produced in Glasgow, Scotland, at Citizens Theatre, (1966)
- Triple Image (three one-act plays) (1967)
- Lunchtime Concert
- The Inhabitants (1967)
- The Gymnasium (one-act) (1967)
- "The Techniciaheheheheehns" (one-act) (1969)
- Stay Where You Are (one-act) (1969)
- Neither Here Nor There (one-act) (1971)
- Speak Now (two-act) (1971)
- The Committee (one-act) (1971)
- Jack the Giant Killer (one-act) (1972)
- Tales From Whitechapel (one-act) (1972)
- Watch the Woman (two-act), (1973) with Brian Phelan
- The Twenty-Second Day (one-act) (1975)
- We Three (one-act) (1977)
- After Nature, Art (one-act) (1977)
- Find Me (two-act) (1977)
- Loved (two-act) (1979)
- Please Shim Down on Me (1980)
- Best Friends (1981)
- One Woman Plays (adapted from three plays by Dario Fo and Franca Rame) (1981)
- Lessons and Lovers: D.H. Lawrence in New Mexico: a Play (1986)
In an interview with Contemporary Authors: "From the fifties until my husband died in 1970 I wrote plays because I wanted to; now I write them for a living. Although I have never written `a commercial' play, I have to sell my work. Consequently I think my plays have become less obscure (and pretentious), and I find myself more drawn to comedy. The theatre is my first passion, but I love to write for radio and would like to write more for TV and would really like to write a film."
- W. W. Jacobs, Olwen Wymark's grandfather
|This article about an American playwright is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|