He published a novel, One has been honest ( 1930 ), and poems and stories in The Adelphi and in The Twentieth Century in the 1930s ; then he turned to drama and his play The disinherited was performed in Swansea Little Theatre in July 1939 . He joined the navy during the war and while he was in Iceland he made efforts to learn Welsh from Caradar 's booklet Welsh made easy . From then on he was intent on writing plays in Welsh . He wrote at least five short plays between 1945 and 1952 and three long plays: Catrin (which won him a prize in the national eisteddfod at Dolgellau , 1949 ), Y ferch a'r dewin ( 1958 ) (which shared a prize in the national eisteddfod at Rhyl , 1953 ), and Merch yw Medusa ( 1951 ). He also translated Andre Obey 's play, Noa ( 1951 ). However his most important contribution was to ensure that the drama society at Llangefni had a permanent home, with the creation of the Little Theatre which was opened in Pencraig , Llangefni in May 1953 . He was made director of the theatre and realised his vision of an amateur theatre regularly presenting plays of truly professional standard in Welsh and English .
Bedwyr Lewis Jones (1933-92), Bangor
Published date: 2001