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Wynyard Barry Browne (6 October 1911 – 19 February 1964) was an English dramatist, playwright and screenwriter

BiographyEdit

He was born in London in 1911, and educated at Marlborough and Christ's College, Cambridge.[1] His plays include 'The Holly and the Ivy', which was first produced at the Duchess Theatre in London in 1950 and was later made into a film, for which he wrote the screenplay. His first play was 'Dark Summer' and other works include 'A Question of Fact' and 'The Ring of Truth'. A traditional dramatist, his work fell out of fashion as 'Kitchen sink' dramas revolutionised the London stage. He also adapted the Harold Brighouse play 'Hobson's Choice' for the screen in 1954.

He died in Norwich, Norfolk on 19 February 1964.[2]

NovelsEdit

  • Sheldon's Way (1935)
  • The Fire and the Fiddle (1937)

PlaysEdit

  • Dark Summer (1947)
  • The Holly and the Ivy (1950)
  • A Question of Fact (1953)
  • The Ring of Truth (1959)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pine, L. G., ed., The Author's and Writer's Who's Who, 4th ed., 1960, p.54
  2. ^ Obituary, The New York Times, Feb 20, 1964