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    Play About Bradley Manning Wins Top British Prize

    FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (R) is escorted by military police as arrives to hear the verdict in his military trial July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Tim Price’s The Radicalization of Bradley Manning won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Drama on Tuesday. It is the oldest British award for literature, having first awarded prizes in 1919. This is the first year in which the James Tait Black Award has included a category for drama. The Radicalization of Bradley Manning focuses on Bradley Manning’s formative teenage years in Wales and his relationship with his mother, who is British. Manning was recently convicted of 17 of 22 charges against him, and faces up to 136 years in prison. Price has said publicly that “the only crime Bradley has committed is that he cares."

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