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Last of the Duchess, The

Last of the Duchess, The

Nicholas Wright, Caroline Blackwood

ISBN: 9781848422063

Once upon a time there was a woman who was loved so much by a King that he gave up his throne for her... but then her husband died. How is it that items of the Duchess' famous jewellery are appearing on the market at international auction? Most alarming,

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Based on Caroline Blackwood's book of the same name, Nicholas Wright's new play about the last days of the life of Wallis Simpson recalls what it was to have been an icon in a world with very few icons; it is also an elegy for a lost age, and for lives rendered barren by the emptiness of exile. The play received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre, London in 2011, directed by former National Theatre artistic director Sir Richard Eyre.
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Nicholas Wright

Nicholas Wright

Plays include Treetops and One Fine Day (Riverside Studios), The Gorky Brigade (Royal Court), The Crimes of Vautrin (Joint Stock), The Custom of the Country and The Desert Air (RSC), Cressida (Almeida Theatre at the Albery), Rattigan’s Nijinsky (Chichester), The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead), Travelling Light, Mrs. Klein, Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter (NT). He adapted His Dark Materials ... view full profile

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