Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 6: Time of My Life; Neighbourhood Watch; Arrivals and Departures; Hero’s Welcome; A Brief History of Women

Alan Ayckbourn

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 06-09-2018


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SKU: 9780571348282



With an Introduction by the author. ‘The prolific master of suburban mayhem has still got his mojo.’ Evening Standard Time of My Life ‘One of Mr. Ayckbourn’s most virtuosic experiments in postmodern narrative.’ Wall Street Journal Neighbourhood Watch ‘Ayckbourn’s tartly topical, pitch-black comedy, a startling evocation of the panic induced by nightmarish notions of “broken Britain”… An arresting, nastily comic cautionary tale.’ The Times Arrivals and Departures ‘Ayckbourn’s genius lies in his ability to write what you might call ‘sad comedies,’ uproariously funny farces that are at second glance deeply serious, at times despairing portraits of modern middle-class life and its discontents. On occasion, as in Arrivals & Departures, he puts the despair at centre stage, and what results is a play that at bottom can no longer be called a comedy at all.’ Wall Street Journal Hero’s Welcome ‘Alan Ayckbourn is the poet laureate of missed connections. In play after pensive, droll and acid play, Ayckbourn anatomizes how we fail to understand and trust our lovers and friends.’ Guardian A Brief History of Women ‘As A Brief History of Women follows Spates at twenty year intervals through the next sixty years, it becomes progressively more funny, more tender, more Ayckbourn. Ayckbourn knows that moments of real connection between people are hard-won and hard to forget.’ The Times

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Weight 0.515 kg
Dimensions 43 × 125 × 200 mm
Page Count 656