★ Clifford Mills
Clifford mills was a British playwright, best known for his plays where the rainbow ends and the luck of the fleet.
1. Career. (Карьера)
Mills real name was Emilie Clifford. She took the pseudonym Clifford mills because, as a writer, she could not publish under her own name. Clifford mills is descended from her husband Harold mills Clifford, whom she married in 1889.
The inspiration for the production of the fairy tale "where the rainbow ends" was a poem written by her daughter Evelyn. The play was co-written with John Ramsay, with music by Roger Quilter. Ramsay did not contribute to the content of the play, but helped with the technical aspects of the drama. It was first staged in December 1911 and was presented at Christmas from then until 1959, missing only two years. "Where the rainbow ends" was also published in book form in 1912.
Mills wrote seven plays, including the Comedy Basker and the luck of the fleet, a spy story that was turned into a film in 1927. In Nelsons day, it was a romantic historical drama.
Evelyn Shillington, born in 1981, mills daughter, kept diaries of her life as a military wife during world war II, which were published as Eves War.
Mills died on 2 July 1933 in London and is buried in Highgate cemetery.
2. Selected works. (Избранные произведения)
- In The Days Of Nelson 1922.
- One of these babies was born in 1909.
- Virginia 1921. (Вирджиния 1921 год)
- Where the rainbow ends 1911.
- Basker 1916. (Баскер 1916)
- The man from Hong Kong 1925.
- Luck of the fleet 1918.
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