Timberlake Wertenbaker


Wertenbaker grew up in the Basque Country of France near Saint-Jean-de-Luz. She attended schools in Europe and the US before settling permanently in London. Having been the Royal Court Theatre’s writer-in-residence in 1985, she had several successful plays, The Grace of Mary TraverseOur Country’s Good, (based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally), Three Birds Alighting on a Fieldand Credible Witness.She is the author of many other plays for the stage and for radio, and has translated works by authors including Sophocles, Euripides, Jean Anouilh, Racine and Marivaux.