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Alan Ayckbourn Plays 2 Ernie's Incredible Illucinations; Invisible Friends; This Is Where We Came in; My Very Own Story; the Champion of Paribanou

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ISBN-10: 0571194575

ISBN-13: 9780571194575

Edition: 1998

Authors: Alan Ayckbourn

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A treat to read and a joy to perform, Alan Ayckbourn's second volume of plays is a masterly collection containing some of his plays for children. Adults are teased by the witty parody of the acting and the satire on dramatic art.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 4.96" wide x 7.80" long x 1.42" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Many American tourists who flock to the annual Ayckbourn offering in London's West End, think of Alan Ayckbourn as Great Britain's Neil Simon. The analogy holds true to the extent that the relationship between Ayckbourn's and Simon's plays illustrates the difference between British and American theater and audiences. Both writers capture the social machinations of middle-class characters in daily situations that are made compelling simply by the addition of clever but conventional plots, dramatic intrigues, twists, and discoveries. However, where Simon's plays tend to evolve into a condition of broad pathos or comedy, luxuriating in bittersweet melodrama, Ayckbourn's offerings revel in ever…    

Ernie's Incredible Illucinations
Invisible Friends
This Is Where We Came In
My Very Own Story
The Champion of Paribanou