New Theatre Biography Prize

25th May 2007 by Maura McHugh

The Stage notes that at a London gala in memory of the late Sheridan Morley–actor, author and critic–the inauguration of the Sheridan Morley Prize for the Best Theatre Biography was announced.

During his long career, Morley wrote more than 30 books, including major biographies of Noel Coward, John Gielgud, his father Robert Morley, and his grandmother Gladys Cooper. To celebrate the art of theatrical biography and to continue his legacy in the forefront of this field of literary endeavour, The Sheridan Morley Prize will be awarded annually for the best biography of a theatrical subject written in English, during the previous year. The prize will be administered by Morley’s publisher, Oberon Books.

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