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John Arden
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Born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Born on 26th of September 1930

Born 1930 Barnsley
British playwright

Considered one of our best playwrights of the post – Look Back in Anger era, his works tend to deal with social issues close to his heart. His radio play The Life of Man in 1956 was followed by plays such as Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance, Live Like Pigs, The Workhouse Donkey and Armstrong’s Last Goodnight. He was married to his co-writer Margaretta D’arcy, and his novels include Silence Among the Weapons and Books of Bale.

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