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    Hello guys me new here!

    I would be very thankful of anyone who would get me info on this British writer of the period during the industrial revolution. "Marian V Hayes"

    You can pm me if u want more details!

    Please help!!

    Thanks in Advance!

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    Default Re: Help [related to a writer]

    hey guys i'm sorry i hav posted for this in the wrong section!!!!!!

    prolly the mods can move it but please give me info on that author!

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    Default Re: Help [related to a writer]

    Welcome to the forum.

    There is one slight problem - there is no English writer of that name at the time of the Industrial Revolution.

    Do you have any title of a book?

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    Default Re: Help [related to a writer]

    Its a play By name "One Dark Night".- Its based on the difficulties faced by the inventor of the Spinster[spinning machine - which industrialised europe]. It has the Luddites destroying his machine also. That confirms it of the industrial revolution period.

    May be the have got the name rong but the responsibility is on my shoulders to get it right, so please help me.

    Thanks in advance!
    if u want more details i can scan the script and mail it to u.

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    Could you copy the title page of the script - exactly? Include any information about where it was/has been published.

    The only play I have been able to track down that deals with the Luddites and Arkwright is Toller's "The Machine Wreckers".

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    Default Re: Help [related to a writer]

    Here it is
    "ONE DARK NIGHT
    -Marian V Hayes

    Characters
    Joe the inventor
    Mary his wife
    Johnny their son
    Hob the black smith
    Other men.
    Scene:
    The kitchen of a poor dwelling. There is a table, a chair, and a couple of stools.

    (Joe sits at the table working with bits of stick and string at his machine. By the hearth sits Mary, making a frock for a doll that lies in her lap. The curtains are drawn, a candle burns on the table....... Joe sighs, and passes his hand across his bow.)

    Mary: You are tired , Joe. Must you work so late?
    Joe: I must, Mary, as you know well. Time is scarce, and i have so much to do.
    Mary: I wish you could work by day, like the honest man that you are.
    Joe: And get a set of broken bones from my neighbors ?"

    This is a part of the start of the play..........

    please help me this is a very important job.... If u get the right writer prolly your name will be printed in the next edition of the text printed by the Karnataka University[India]...........
    -------"Plus" ---- I am mod at one fastest growing forums on net, hence can give some cool stuffs to anyone who can help me out"

    Hope you ill get the details soon!


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    Default Re: Help [related to a writer]

    It is published in this years edition of the enable english course book of the Karnataka University [India]............

    Is there no writer by name Marian V hayes?????
    I don't know how the university has printed it without any details on the writer!!!!!!
    And now the burden is on me to find it out!!!!!

    Please help!!!!!

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    Default Re: Help [related to a writer]

    There really does not seem to be anyone of that name as a writer. It could be a pseudonym - and if the play is only a script and unpublished, then finding the author is frankly almost impossible.

    The text is not that of a 19th century writer - it is much more like the kind of plays produced for amateur actors and published by companies such as "Samuel French".

    You can get round this problem by inserting a disclaimer in your book:

    All efforts have been made to trace the author of this work without success. The publisher will be happy to hear from anyone who has information about this author.

    Sorry I can't be of more help

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