Christopher Fry

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Educator, Actor, Theater Actor, Poet, Playwright(1907–2005)
Playwright Christopher Fry wrote a series of major plays in free verse, with undertones of religion and mysticism, including A Phoenix Too Frequent (1946).

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Playwright Christopher Fry was born in Bristol, England in 1907. He was a teacher and actor before becoming director of Tunbridge Wells Repertory Players and of the Playhouse at Oxford. After service in World War 2, he began a series of major plays in free verse, often with undertones of religion and mysticism. He was awarded the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1962.

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Playwright, born in Bristol, SW England, UK. Educated at Bedford, he was a teacher and actor before becoming director of Tunbridge Wells Repertory Players (1932–6) and of the Playhouse at Oxford (1940). After service in World War 2, he began a series of major plays in free verse, often with undertones of religion and mysticism, including A Phoenix Too Frequent (1946) and The Lady's Not For Burning (1949). His later works include Curtmantle (1962) and A Yard of Sun (1970). He also produced highly successful translations of Anouilh and Giraudoux. He was awarded the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1962.

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