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William Plomer (1903–1973)

William Plomer was born on December 10, 1903 in Pietersburg, Transvaal, South Africa as William Charles Franklyn Plomer. He was a writer, known for Gloriana (2000), The Butterfly Ball (1977) and Gloriana (1984). He died on September 21, 1973 in Lewes, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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 2000 Gloriana (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1984 Gloriana (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1977 The Butterfly Ball (words by: based on the book "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast")
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 1970 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
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 2000 Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (Video documentary short)

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South African-born librettist, poet and novelist, resident in Britain from 1929. He collaborated with Benjamin Britten on the rather scandalous "Gloriana" (1953) as a coronation tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. At one time he planned a children's opera about space travel.

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