‘I was a man with two brains, two separate personalities that were more often at odds with each other than in harmony. One was a sensitive writer, the other a hard-bitten critic.’
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Kevin Clarke speaks with Frances Byrnes about playwriting as an essential dramatic apprenticeship, completing his education as an adult, and how his dramatic subjects choose him, rather than the other way around.
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