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FIDELIS MORGAN has written three plays and over a dozen books, including non-fiction and who-dun-its, which reflect her particular interest in Restoration theatre. She has had many acting roles on television but her major achievement has been on the stage and she as on The Observer list of Seven Best Actresses of the Year for her work at Glasgow Citizens Theatre. Fidelis has appeared in classic plays from Massinger and Fletcher to Bertolt Brecht, Coward, Shaw, Lorca, Wilde, Genet, and Joe Orton, playing everything from monarchs (Queen Elizabeth I in Schiller's Mary Stuart) to prostitutes (Metella in Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne - translated as French Knickers).

GILES HAVERGAL has been a director of the Citizen's Theatre Glasgow since 1969. He has directed scores of plays both here and in North America and has acted in several. He has also adapted classic novels for the stage. He won the New York Drama Desk Award, 1995 and the Olivier Award, 1992, for Travels with my Aunt. He received a CBE in 2001 and an Honorary Masters in Fine Arts at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco in 2003.

Pamela (or the Reform of the Rake) by  Fidelis Morgan and Giles Havergal publisher Amber Lane Press
ISBN: 9780906399736
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Fidelis Morgan and Giles Havergal
Pamela (or The Reform of the Rake)

This is a delightful adaptation of the classic novel by Samuel Richardson in which the young waiting maid, Pamela, is pursued by her lecherous master, Mr B. Originally commissioned and toured by Shared Experience in 1985 with a cast of five actors. (Characters 6+m, 5+f).

“ imaginative and indeed brilliant piece of work ... Havergal and Morgan have written a new 18th-century play ... a most impressive exercise of creative dramaturgy...”
~ Michael Coveney, The Financial Times

“ Fidelis Morgan and director Giles Havergal have gracefully subverted Richardson’s original ironic sub-title ‘Virtue Rewarded’ to ‘The Reform of a Rake’, and their play takes the form of actors rehearsing a final run-through in which the off-stage actors eat, read and chat. Their behaviour contrasts with the extravagant formality of the performing actors to splendid comic effect...”
~ Ann McFerran, Time Out

“[Shared Experience’s] triumph in Pamela has been to turn Richardson’s two-volume classic of sustained prurience into a sharply enjoyable piece of theatre.”
~ Christopher Hudson, Standard


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