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Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 1- A chorus of disapproval (Contemporary Classics) Paperback – September 21, 1995

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A Chorus of Disapproval
"Plunges us into an amateur operatic society production of The Beggar's Opera. The result is a magnificent comedy--symmetrically shaped, psychologically acute and painfully, heartbreakingly funny."--Guardian

A Small Family Business
"A sizzling comedy" from a playwright "who possesses an unnerving and unflinching insight into the ways of the suburban world."--Time Out

"That resourceful state magician, Alan Ayckbourn, has produced another dazzling display of theatrical alchemy. It is impossible to think of any other British dramatist who could write a science fiction play, complete with robots, high-tech gadgets and banks of winking electronic equipment and transform it into a superbly constructed comedy that also encompasses moments of desperate human sadness."--Daily Telegraph

Man of the Moment
"This is Ayckbourn at the peak of his powers using comedy to say harsh, true things about our society. With the cleansing force of a satirist, he suggests we are constantly fed a doctored version of reality in which virtue is treated as disposable and even as sexy. What he has written is a tonic comedy that defends traditional values without a trace of moral sententiousness."--Guardian

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In the theatre, Alan Ayckbourn works, variously, as a stage manager, sound technician, lighting technician, scene-painter, prop maker, actor, writer, and director. He has premiered over forty of his plays at the Library Theatre in Scarborough where he spends the greater part of each year directing other people's work. Some thirty of his plays have subsequently been produced either in the West End, at the Royal National Theatre or at the RSC. They have been translated into over forty languages, are seen on stage and television throughout the world, and have received many national and international awards.


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