|Name Bridget Boland|
|Siblings Honor Crowley|
|Died January 19, 1988, Surrey, United Kingdom|
Books The Doula, Gardener's Magic And Other Old Wives' Lore
Parents Eileen Querin Boland, John Pius Boland
Movies Anne of the Thousand Days, War and Peace, Gaslight, Prelude to Fame, Freedom Radio
Similar People Robert Westerby, Charles Jarrott, John Pius Boland, Thorold Dickinson, Arthur Ibbetson
Bridget Boland (13 March 1913 – 19 January 1988) was an Irish-British sceenwriter, playwright and novelist.
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Bridget boland speaks on her july workshop intuitive tracking
Bridget Boland was the daughter of the Irish politician John Pius Boland and Eileen Querin Boland née Moloney. Born in London, Bridget Boland was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehampton and at Oxford University, where she studied philosophy, politics, and economics, graduating B.A. in 1935. In 1937 she became a film writer. From 1941 to 1946 she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, producing plays for the troops to boost morale from 1943 to 1946.
Boland reflected on her life and work in 1987:
"Although I hold a British passport I am in fact Irish, and the daughter of an Irish politician at that, which may account for a certain contrariness in my work. Many playwrights have become screenwriters; so I was a screenwriter and became a playwright. Most women writers excel on human stories in domestic settings: so I am bored by domestic problems, and allergic to domestic settings. I succeed best with heavy drama (The Prisoner), so I can't resist trying to write frothy comedy (Temple Folly).
By the time you have written half a dozen plays or so you began to realize you are probably still trying to write the one you started with. However different I begin by thinking is the theme of each, I find that in the end every play is saying: "Belief is dangerous" - the theme of Cockpit.