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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


Shelagh Delaney

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88942


Shelagh Delaney

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88943


Shelagh Delaney

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88944


Shelagh Delaney

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x88945


Shelagh Delaney

by Daniel Farson
glossy bromide print, 1959
NPG x25201


Shelagh Delaney

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


Shelagh Delaney

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint, 1962
NPG x131730


Shelagh Delaney

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

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