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Alan Ayckbourn

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Who is Alan Ayckbourn?

Alan Ayckbourn: Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE is a prolific English playwright. He has written and produced more than seventy 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.

  • also known as Sir Alan Ayckbourn; Peter Caulfield; Roland Allen; Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE; Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE
  • born on (76 years ago) in Hampstead, child of Irene Worley and Horace Ayckbourn
  • nationality: United Kingdom, England
  • education: Haileybury and Imperial Service College
  • profession: Playwright, writer, screenwriter, theatre director
  • spouses:
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  • written works: "Sugar Daddies", "By Jeeves", "Woman in Mind", "Communicating Doors", "Relatively Speaking", "RolePlay", "GamePlan", "Damsels in Distress", "FlatSpin", "Private Fears in Public Places", "Way Upstream", "Absurd Person Singular", "Confusions", "Comic Potential", "House & Garden", "Henceforward...", "Bedroom Farce", "Joking Apart", "The Sparrow", "Absent Friends", "Virtual Reality", "Body Language", "Wildest Dreams", "Whenever", "Season's Greetings", "Haunting Julia", "A Chorus of Disapproval", "New Connections 99", "Sisterly feelings", "Family circles", "Callisto 5", "Dreams from a summer house", "Ernie's incredible illucinations", "Just between ourselves", "How the Other Half Loves", "The champion of Paribanou", "Mr. Whatnot", "My very own story", "Pum picil", "The crafty art of playmaking", "A cut in the rates", "Ten times table", "Alan Ayckbourn Plays", "It could be any one of us", "Improbable Fiction", "Man of the Moment", "Intimate Exchanges", "The Revengers' Comedies", "The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden", "The Norman Conquests: Living Together"
  • films written:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (Foreign) - "Absurd Person Singular"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Confusions" (Comedy of the Year)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Bedroom Farce" (Comedy of the Year)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - "The Norman Conquests: Table Manners" (Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, The Norman Conquests: Table Manners, The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden, The Norman Conquests: Living Together)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Ten times table" (Comedy of the Year)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Sisterly feelings" (Comedy of the Year)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Season's Greetings" (Comedy of the Year)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Intimate Exchanges" (Comedy of the Year)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "A Chorus of Disapproval" (Comedy of the Year)
      • Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "A Chorus of Disapproval" (Comedy of the Year)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director - "A View From The Bridge"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Henceforward..." (Comedy of the Year)
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play - "Woman in Mind"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play - "Man Of The Moment" (BBC Award for the Play of the Year)
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play - "A Small Family Business"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Time of My Life" (Best Comedy)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Communicating Doors" (Best Comedy)
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival - "By Jeeves"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Things We Do for Love"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "Comic Potential"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "House & Garden"
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play - "Comic Potential"
      • nominated to Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play - "Comic Potential"
      • nominated to Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - "RolePlay"
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play - "Private Fears in Public Places"
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play - "Intimate Exchanges"
      • Society of London Theatre Special Award
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play - "My Wonderful Day"
      • Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement (For Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre)
  • official website: www.alanayckbourn.net

Writings

"Alan Ayckbourn" is a book by Michael Billington.

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Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2013)

Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index by Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer), Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer), Rosabel Wang (Consulting Bibliographer)

Alan Ayckbourn.–Peter Barnes.–Robert Bolt.– Edward Bond.–Simon Gray.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set (2004)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Sue Townsend, Harold Pinter, Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Plater, Anthony Minghella, Angela Carter, Alan Bleasdale, Willy Russell,and LouisMacNeiceare afew other ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

Hunter, Terence Rattigan, Alan Ayckbourn and Bill Naughton . See BOULEVARD DRAMA; COMEDY; DRAWINGROOM ...

Google previewThe Drama Dictionary (1998)

by Terry Hodgson

a well-known trilogy of *naturalist plays —— Chicken Soup with Barley, Roots and Talking about jerusalem; Alan Ayckbourn (1939— ) composed a *farce trilogy, The Norman Conquests, in 1974. A trilogy adapted from the *mystery cycles, ...

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Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money. (Alan Ayckbourn)
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