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Bryony Lavery (born 1947) is a British dramatist, known for her successful and award-winning 1998 play Frozen. In addition to her work in theatre, she has also written for television and radio. She has written books including the biography Tallulah Bankhead and The Woman Writer's Handbook, and taught playwriting at Birmingham University.

Having begun her career as an actress, she decided that she was fed up with playing poor parts in plays, such as the left arm of a sofa, and decided to write plays with better parts for women. Early in her career she founded a theatre company called Les Oeufs Malades with actor Gerard Bell, she also founded Female Trouble, More Female Trouble and served as artistic director of Gay Sweatshop.

Her plays have a feminist undertone in them and she has even written plays (like More Light which has only one male speaking role) with almost entirely female casts. She has written more than twenty plays since 1976.

In addition to her original plays and adaptations, she has authored translations of foreign works such as her 2007 version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

She has written five plays for the National Theatre Connections series.

Frozen triggered a controversy and discussion about artistic sources and plagiarism and was the subject of a piece by Malcolm Gladwell published in The New Yorker and also collected in his book What the Dog Saw.

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Total Books: 19
2008 - Frozen (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780573111372
ISBN-10: 0573111375
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2006 - Frozen (Audio CD)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781580813327
ISBN-10: 1580813321
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2006 - Smoke (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571233489
ISBN-10: 0571233481
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2004 - Frozen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822219453
ISBN-10: 082221945X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Frozen  A Play
2004 - Frozen a Play (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780571211296
ISBN-10: 0571211291
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2002 - Frozen (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780571217380
ISBN-10: 0571217389
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Wedding Story
2001 - A Wedding Story [Faber StageScripts] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571209064
ISBN-10: 0571209068
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction

More Light Playscript
2000 - More Light Playscript [Connections] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571206919
ISBN-10: 0571206913
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Tallulah Bankhead
1999 - Tallulah Bankhead [Outlines Bath, England] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781899791422
ISBN-10: 1899791426
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Gay & Lesbian

Lavery Plays 1
1998 - Lavery Plays 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413723406
ISBN-10: 0413723402
Genre: Arts & Photography

1991 - Her Aching Heart Wicked Two Marias [Methuen New Theatrescripts Series] (Paperback)
Last Easter
Last Easter (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571239153
ISBN-10: 0571239153
Genre: Literature & Fiction

More Light
More Light [Connections] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780748742875
ISBN-10: 0748742875
Genre: Children's Books

Uncle Vanya Anton Chekhov
Uncle Vanya Anton Chekhov (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840027396
ISBN-10: 1840027398

Kursk (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840029369
ISBN-10: 1840029366