Peter Nichols

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  • Jamie Andrews

Although active in television drama from the late 1950s, it was not until 1967, and the staging of his play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, that Peter Nichols came to prominence in the theatre. Throughout the 1970s, a steady succession of Nichols’s plays was staged in both the commercial and subsidized theatres in Britain, many of which subsequently transferred to Broadway and were adapted for the cinema. If Nichols lost his zeal for playwriting in the mid 1980s, the announcement of his retirement from the theatre proved premature, and recent years have seen new works and acclaimed revivals performed in New York and London.

Considered one of the more autobiographical of playwrights, Peter Nichols was born in …

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Citation:
Andrews, Jamie. "Peter Nichols". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 October 2005
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