Alan Ayckbourn

  • A Comparison of the Performance of Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn

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    A Comparison of the Performance of Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn We performed Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn on 28th November 2002. Since it is divided into five short plays which all relate to each other, separate groups performed different plays, or scenes. My group used the scene "A Talk in the Park" as our performance piece. I will be comparing this scene to "A View from the Bridge", written by Arthur Miller, and the television soap "Eastenders". "A Talk in the Park"

  • Form and Structure of Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn

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    Form and Structure of Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn Plays are usually divided into acts and scenes. However in Absurd Person Singular we can clearly see three acts although there is evidently one scene in each act which in itself is a continuous sequence of events. Playwrights often have parallel scenes at different points in a play, or juxtapose two very different scenes to make a point. However Alan Ayckbourn juxtaposes the acts by having each act as the

  • Comparing The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Drinking Companion, Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn

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    Drinking Companion, Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn My drama class was split into four groups and each group was given a selected scene or part from The Crucible to rehearse and act for one piece of coursework. My group was given the end of act four and the ending of the play. I was to play Proctor and had to think hard about how to portray him in the section, as it was a crucial part in the play.* We were given Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn, a play to read and compare

  • Alan Ayckbourn’s Concerns in Gosforth’s Fete and How He Achieves Them

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    Alan Ayckbourn’s Concerns in Gosforth’s Fete and How He Achieves Them “Gosforth’s Fete” is the fourth play in a collection called “Confusions”. The collection consists of five plays which are loosely linked and bring out various issues and concerns. All five of the plays share a common concern: relationship breakdown. The plays were set and written in 1977 by Alan Ayckbourn, one of the most creative and productive writers in England at the time, having written on average

  • Social, Historical and Cultural Aspects of Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular

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    Social, Historical and Cultural Aspects of Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular This is an essay about the social, historical and cultural aspects of Alan Ayckbourn's 'Absurd Person Singular'. I have studied the playwright and the time period in which it was written, in order to get an overview of what influenced his ideas. I came across a synopsis when researching to give some indication of Ayckbourn's intentions: o We visit three couples in their kitchens on the Christmas

  • Ayckbourn's Short Plays and Themes of Isolation and Loneliness

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    pushes each stranger further away and separates them from the person with the problem. The isolation infects other people and spreads, creating a very strange atmosphere. Obsession is much more obvious as a theme in the plays, simply because Alan Ayckbourn takes it to such lengths and extremes that it can appear ridiculous. It is present in MF, DC, TP and BM. In MF Lucy is obsessed with looking after her children, and this possibly blinds her to treat everyone as children. Which are the only

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's Life and Work

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    17 and Rice at age 21 started to cooperate on their first musical, “The likes of Us.” This musical however, was never preformed. After they have done a few of unsuccessful songs together, they almost called it quits until they got a phone call from Alan Doggett. Doggett was head of the music in Colet Court; a small school in West London. Doggett wanted something religious. That is when “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” was born. Webber soon married 18- year- old Sarah Hugill in 1972

  • Andrew Llyod Webber BIO

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    The first musical Andrew wrote (The Likes of Us) was a failure, but soon afterwards Joseph was created. The first showing was at Colette Court in 1968. Jesus Christ Superstar came next. In 1971, Andrew married Sarah Jane Hugill. Andrew and Alan Ayckbourn, in 1975, started work on a new musical, Jeeves. Jeeves was not a success and Andrew went back to Tim. Together they wrote Evita in late 1975. The next musical, was Cats. It was an incredible hit and beat A Chorus Line for longest running musical

  • Humor is Derived from a Deviation For What is Considered Human

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    have detected in it some human attitude or expression” Clearly our connection to our own humanity can be said to be a source of humour. This essay will aim to demonstrate how, through an examination of Bergson’s “Laughter” and using examples from Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular and Lady Gregory’s Spreading the News, humour is derived from a deviation from what is considered ‘human’ and is heavily dependent on performance skills. This will point the way toward a more astute comic embodiment