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Playwright Simon grey was once born in Hayling Island, Hampshire, England on October 21, 1936. He acquired levels from Dalhousie college in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and from Cambridge college. He has edited a literary overview (like the characters within the universal Pursuit) and taught drama, poetry, and English literature in universities, either significant and provincial. He has written forty performs, tv performs, and screenplays and 5 novels, and tailored Fyodor Dostoevsky's The fool for the nationwide Theatre. a few of his works comprise Butley, differently Engaged, Quartermaine's phrases, The Smoking Diaries, The yr of the Jouncer, and The final Cigarette. He died on August 6, 2008.
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