Timberlake Wertenbaker

b. 1946

Timberlake Wertenbaker was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1999.

Timberlake Wertenbaker is a British playwright also known for her translations and adaptations of Sophocles, Marivaux, Racine and Tolstoy. She has received many awards for her plays, including the Laurence Olivier, Writers’ Guild, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle, New York Drama Critics and the Susan Smith Blackburn prize. She is the Chair in playwriting at the University of East Anglia and on the advisory council of RADA.


Articles by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Voices of the Great War

Tobias Hill, Michael Longley, Peter Parker, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Louisa Young on the pieces of First World War literature that mean most to them.

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Hilary Mantel, Harriet Walter: the lives of others

Hilary Mantel and Harriet reflect on how they get to grips with a character, compare notes on capturing personality on the page and the stage.

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Richard Eyre, Timberlake Wertenbaker: Living with Shakespeare

In celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Sir Richard reflects on the challenges and rewards of bringing his plays to stage and screen.

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