[PDF] Download ä Plays 1: Alphabetical Order / Donkeys' Years / Clouds / Make and Break / Noises Off | by ↠ Michael Frayn

By Michael Frayn | Comments: ( 146 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

One of theatre s subtlest, most sophisticated minds The Times Alphabetical Order A comic essay about two types of woman a very intelligent comedy because of its classic simplicity, and unusual in the way that the two types of women do not become stereotypes Daily Telegraph Donkeys Years, a satire on the establishment and British Institutions Gorgeous farce, all One of theatre s subtlest, most sophisticated minds The Times Alphabetical Order A comic essay about two types of woman a very intelligent comedy because of its classic simplicity, and unusual in the way that the two types of women do not become stereotypes Daily Telegraph Donkeys Years, a satire on the establishment and British Institutions Gorgeous farce, all the funnier for emerging from credible aspirations and natural anxieties the play is richer and cannier than we expect farces to be New Statesman Clouds, is a satire on government sponsored trips and a portrait of sexual jealousy, it is poignantly and unerringly funny Guardian Make and Break is a satirical commentary on British corporate interests abroad Full of pain, ruthless observation, and a sense of humour which is sardonic, lunatic and warm Sunday Times Noises Off the West End hit play about a company of actors stepping from a sex farce into their own nightmarish lives backstage A very intelligent joke about the fragility of all forms of drama a pulverisingly funny play Guardian All of these plays are attempts to show something of the world, not to change it or to promote any particular idea of it That s not to say there are no ideas in them In fact what they are all about in one way or another is the way in which we impose our ideas upon the world around us it might be objected that one single theme is a somewhat sparse provision to sustain five separate and dissimilar plays I can only say that it is a theme which has occupied philosophers for over two thousand years and one which is likely to occupy them for at least two thousand Michael Frayn


  • Title: Plays 1: Alphabetical Order / Donkeys' Years / Clouds / Make and Break / Noises Off
  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • ISBN: 9780413592804
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn is an English playwright and novelist He is best known as the author of the farce Noises Off and the dramas Copenhagen and Democracy His novels, such as Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong and Spies, have also been critical and commercial successes, making him one of the handful of writers in the English language to succeed in both drama and prose fiction His works often raise philosophical questions in a humorous context Frayn s wife is Claire Tomalin, the biographer and literary journalist.



Comments Plays 1: Alphabetical Order / Donkeys' Years / Clouds / Make and Break / Noises Off

  • John Jr.

    A few simple remarks in lieu of a full review.Because I'm thinking of writing one, my main interest in reading this volume was to see how Michael Frayn handled farces, of which there are two here. Maybe that predisposed me against the others; in any case, though the remaining three are pretty clearly comic, they didn't work on the page nearly as well. Alphabetical Order is a neat dissection of two broad approaches to handling the world, as illustrated by the workings of the library (known to som [...]


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