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us: Hall, Willis, 1929-2005

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Willis Edward
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Leeds (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Ilkley (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Drama
          (lcsh) Motion picture plays
            (lcsh) Television plays
              (lcsh) Radio plays
                (lcsh) Stage adaptations
              • Occupation

                  (lcsh) Dramatists
                    (lcsh) Screenwriters
                      (lcsh) Television writers
                        (lcsh) Radio writers
                    • Sources

                      • found: The long and the short and the tall, 1959: t.p. (Willis Hall)
                      • found: LEXIS/NEXIS, Feb. 13, 1997: Cont. theatre, film, tv, 1988: v. 6 (Willis Hall; b. Apr. 6, 1929, in Leeds, England; writer; writings, The Long and the Short and the Tall (stage); Billy Liar (film))
                      • found: The Gardian Unlimited, Obituaries, viewed June 20, 2006 (Willis Hall, writer, born Apr. 6, 1929; d. Mar. 27, 2005; prolific writer, playwright wrote on many subjects incl. British soliders in Malaya, vampires, sports, etc.; obit. includes list of works)
                      • found: Wikipedia, June 22, 2015 (Willis Hall; Willis Edward Hall (6 April 1929-7 March 2005) was an English playwright and radio and television writer who drew on his working class roots in Leeds for much of his writing. His best-known work was a stage adaptation of the 1959 novel Billy Liar (1960), co-written with the book's author and Hall's lifelong friend and collaborator Keith Waterhouse; born Hunslet, Leeds, England; died Ghyll Mews, Ilkley, England)
                      • found: Willis Hall obituary, in The telegraph, 14 Mar 2005, viewed online June 22, 2015 (Willis Hall, the playwright who has died aged 75, formed one of the most popular and enduring partnerships in 20th-century dramaturgy with his friend, contemporary and fellow Yorkshireman, Keith Waterhouse. Joint masters of the northern idiom and its distinctive speech rhythms, which became a familiar sound in 1960s comedies of social realism, the firm of Waterhouse and Hall, as it came to be affectionately known, began with a stage version of Waterhouse's novel, Billy Liar, in 1960, and collaborated for the next three decades on plays, films and television series; born in Leeds on April 6 1929; died on March 7) {}
                    • LC Classification

                      • PR6015.A333
                    • Change Notes

                      • 1980-08-19: new
                      • 2015-06-23: revised
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