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Shelagh Delaney (1939-2011), Playwright

Sitter in 9 portraits
Delaney's first play, A Taste of Honey (1958), premiered at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East and then transferred to the West End. The film (1961), which Delaney scripted with Tony Richardson, starring Rita Tushingham, won four Baftas. Her second play The Lion in Love, which also took inspiration from her working class upbringing, was staged at the Royal Court in 1960. Delaney's defiance of social and sexual convention and her humorous female viewpoint brought a new voice to the British stage.

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Shelagh Delaney

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1961
NPG P45

x88942

Shelagh Delaney

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88942

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Shelagh Delaney

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88943

x88944

Shelagh Delaney

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88944

x88945

Shelagh Delaney

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88945

x25201

Shelagh Delaney

by Daniel Farson
glossy bromide print, 1959
NPG x25201

x30038

Shelagh Delaney

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1959
NPG x30038

x131730

Shelagh Delaney

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint, 1962
NPG x131730

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Shelagh Delaney

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint on card mount, 1962
NPG x131731