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Brighton performer leading re-discovery of “invisible woman” Clemence Dane

SHE was the first woman screenwriter to win an Oscar and two of her works hang in the National Gallery.

Noel Coward was among her friends and she wrote more than 30 plays and books including a smash-hit that was adapted for a film starring Katharine Hepburn.

Yet Clemence Dane’s name has largely been forgotten since her death in 1977 – something one acclaimed Brighton performer is now planning to change with a play and some library talks.

Brighton performer Rose Collis is leading the re-discovery of the late “invisible woman” Ms Dane, who had a country getaway in a Midhurst caravan when she was not living in London.

Miss Collis said: “She was fearless and nothing fazed her. She did not expect…

Source: Brighton performer leading re-discovery of “invisible woman” Clemence Dane


3 comments on “Brighton performer leading re-discovery of “invisible woman” Clemence Dane

  1. The Porcelain Doll

    Reblogged this on perfectlyfadeddelusions.


  2. Louise McDonald

    I did my PHD on Clemence Dane and have an article published in a book of collected essays on some of her fiction.Do get in touch and let me know about your project.

    Liked by 1 person

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