Absent Friends

  • Title: Absent Friends
  • Author: Alan Ayckbourn
  • ISBN: 9783526302421
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Absent Friends School life family argumentColin s fiancee died two months ago How comforting for Paul and Diana Colin s closest friends to invite him for a small Saturday tea party to ease his grief When however
    School life, family argumentColin s fiancee died two months ago How comforting for Paul and Diana, Colin s closest friends, to invite him for a small Saturday tea party to ease his grief When, however, everyone else is left shattered and grieving, it is clear that Diana s plans have not gone quiet according to plan , passion, love and broken love these subjects lie atSchool life, family argumentColin s fiancee died two months ago How comforting for Paul and Diana, Colin s closest friends, to invite him for a small Saturday tea party to ease his grief When, however, everyone else is left shattered and grieving, it is clear that Diana s plans have not gone quiet according to plan , passion, love and broken love these subjects lie at the heart of this selection of short stories.

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      Published :2019-06-06T00:55:45+00:00

    About Alan Ayckbourn


    1. Sir Alan Ayckbourn is a popular and prolific English playwright He has written and produced seventy three full length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where all but four of his plays have received their first performance More than 40 have subsequently been produced in the West End, at the Royal National Theatre or by the Royal Shakespeare Company since his first hit Relatively Speaking opened at the Duke of York s Theatre in 1967 Major successes include Absurd Person Singular 1975 , The Norman Conquests trilogy 1973 , Bedroom Farce 1975 , Just Between Ourselves 1976 , A Chorus of Disapproval 1984 , Woman in Mind 1985 , A Small Family Business 1987 , Man Of The Moment 1988 , House Garden 1999 and Private Fears in Public Places 2004 His plays have won numerous awards, including seven London Evening Standard Awards They have been translated into over 35 languages and are performed on stage and television throughout the world Ten of his plays have been staged on Broadway, attracting two Tony nominations, and one Tony award.


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    1. This is the first Ayckbourn play I've read so far. A group of friends meet at one of their homes to prepare for a special tea - it's the first time they've seen their friend Colin since the death of his fiancée. A clever device was to have the characters gather before Colin's arrival - we can see the tensions between them before they're forced to behave appropriately. Naturally, this doesn't last. I really enjoyed the character of Evelyn, who respects no one present and revels in her own rudene [...]

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    2. A tea and sympathy party for Colin throws up some surprises. Stars David Jason and Miriam Margolyes.Not one of the better Ayckbourn's; something of a nothing really.

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    3. Compassion gone awry. Self-indulgent misery. Tensions and emotions hidden beneath the surface that leak out. Typical Ayckbourn fare.

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    4. A tea and sympathy party for Colin throws up some surprises.

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