NORMAN GINSBURY

8th November 1902- October 1991

Norman Ginsbury

Norman Ginsbury

Another playwright from the School, Norman Ginsbury died, aged 88 in 1991.

Notably was a translator of Ibsen  and of Kaj Munk, Denmark’s Greatest Dramatist.   Ginsbury’s version of The Dance of Death played at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in 1966. Also: An Enemy of the People1939, Peer Gynt, 1944 and A Doll’s House, 1946)

Author of Viceroy Sarah and The First Gentleman.

He served as a Squadron Leader in the RAF, writing The Happy Man in 1948 (an account of a crew after service). His last play, The Wisest Fool, was produced in 1974, starring Marius Goring. He was noted as having a gift for dialogue and for having had two plays banned. See the Daily Telegraph