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Nick Dear (born 11 June 1955 in Portsmouth) has been writing plays for stage, screen and radio for many years. He received a BAFTA for his first screenwriting credit - a TV adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion.

Dear graduated with a degree in Comparative European Literature from the University of Essex in 1977.

In 2005, Lunch in Venice appeared at the Shell Connections festival at the National Theatre. His plays Power (2003), and Summerfolk (1999) both premiered at the same venue. Power deals with the intrigue and tension of the court of the young Louis XIV of France. It has been produced at theatres in Portugal, Poland and Hungary, as well as the Finnish National Theatre (Kansallisteatteri). His other plays include Zenobia (1995).

His play The Art of Success premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1986 in a production starring Penny Downie and Michael Kitchen, and was nominated for an Olivier Award. It features William Hogarth and the political manipulation of art, the corruption of politics and treatment of women. Along the way it snowballed into lurid comedy of sexual manners. At its core it is a debate about the nature of ambition and the lengths to which one will go to succeed. Its historical setting is purely a matter of convenience.
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Total Books: 12
2003 - Persuasion [Methuen Screenplay] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413711700
ISBN-10: 0413711706
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Reference, Humor & Entertainment

The Promise
2002 - The Promise (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571215959
ISBN-10: 0571215955
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Villains Opera
2000 - Villains Opera [Faber plays] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571205097
ISBN-10: 0571205097
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Gambler
1997 - The Gambler (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413728906
ISBN-10: 0413728900

1995 - Zenobia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571176762
ISBN-10: 0571176763
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

1993 - Pure Science [Dramascripts Extra] (Other)
In the Ruins Dear
1991 - In the Ruins Dear (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413642707
ISBN-10: 0413642704

1989 - The Art of Success in the Ruins [Methuen New Theatrescripts] (Paperback)Paperback
The Art of Success  in the Ruins
The Art of Success in the Ruins [Methuen Modern Plays] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780413682307
ISBN-10: 0413682307

Power (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571220076
ISBN-10: 057122007X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Frankenstein Based on the Novel by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Based on the Novel By Mary Shelley (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571277216
ISBN-10: 0571277217
Genre: Literature & Fiction