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ISBN-10: 0573627975

ISBN-13: 9780573627972

Edition: 2002

Authors: Alan Ayckbourn

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List price: $6.25
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Samuel French Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long
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…