NAISH, JOHN (JACK) (1923 - 1963), author and playwright

Vidonja Balanzategui, Bianka (2023) NAISH, JOHN (JACK) (1923 - 1963), author and playwright. Dictionary of Welsh Biography.

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[Extract] John Naish was born on 24 April 1923 in Port Talbot, Glamorganshire, the third of four children of William John Frederick Naish, a carpenter, and his wife Sarah Ann (née Griffiths), a teacher. His siblings were older brothers William and Edward, and younger sister Lilian (Lily).

He was educated at Eastern Primary School and Port Talbot Secondary School. He was keen on sport throughout his life, and represented his school at both rugby and cricket. However, the predominant interests in his life were literature and the dramatic arts, in which his talents were nurtured at school by Philip Henry Burton, a teacher who inspired some of his pupils to pursue a career in the dramatic arts - most notably Richard Burton - and others to study literature at university level as John's sister Lily did at Aberystwyth University.

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Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2023 03:32
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470502 Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130104 The performing arts @ 50%
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