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“In the Blinking of an Eye”

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Davies, Jeremy Hylton (Welsh playwright, writer, director, actor and university lecturer, 1969-____), “In the Blinking of an Eye,”

a 30-minute tragicomedy in English and translated into Welsh by Annes Gruffydd, set at a picnic, daytime, 1995,


 •  © 1995 by Jeremy Hylton Davies;  •  script available from publisher, Drama Association of Wales, The Old Library, Singleton Road, Splott, Cardiff CF24 2ET, Wales, United Kingdom, telephone 029 2045 2200, fax 029 2045 2277, e-mail: aled.daw@virgin.net;  •  rights available through Culverhouse and James Personal Management, Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 OQD, England, playwright’s e-mail jeremyhyltondavies@hotmail.com, playwright’s telephone (home) 01932 562611.  •  Cited by Jeremy Hylton Davies, via ftp September 9, 2000; Davies says,

 §  Dramatis Personae Joyce (f), elderly lady; Madge (f), elderly lady.

 §  Synopsis “Joyce and Madge share a picnic and reminisce about their youth. Their love of the same man links their lives. His singular character has made an indelible mark on both of their lives.

 §  Comment “Find how their beloved has shaped their lives in this fast-paced, moving and witty play. It offers a superb opportunity for two older female actors.  •  Single setting. No physical changes. Simple props. Music employed.  •  Premiered at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, in 1995; Director, Phil Clark; Actors, Menna Trussler, Jenny Hill.  •  Author won Drama Association of Wales Award; he was nominated for Lloyds Private Banking Playwright of the Year Award.  •  Television version broadcast HTV (UK) 1995.  •  Performed worldwide.”

 §  Themes female bonding, indelible mark, longtime friendship, picnic, remembered youth, reminiscence, shared love.

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