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Donkeys' Years
     

Donkeys' Years

by Michael Frayn
 

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At a reunion dinner are a number of graduates now in their early forties and mostly in responsible, influential positions. All starts smoothly with conventional greetings and old boy reminiscences. A slightly discordant note is struck by Snell, a man of such insignificance that everyone has forgotten him, and continues to forget him from one moment to the next. As the

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At a reunion dinner are a number of graduates now in their early forties and mostly in responsible, influential positions. All starts smoothly with conventional greetings and old boy reminiscences. A slightly discordant note is struck by Snell, a man of such insignificance that everyone has forgotten him, and continues to forget him from one moment to the next. As the night goes on, the college port causes behaviour surprising in those in positions of political, academic or spiritual authority. Into the resulting bear garden stumbles Lady Driver, the Master's wife who is short sightedly searching for the lost love of her youth. The insignificant Snell sees in her the chance to make up for all the opportunities of undergraduate life he missed before.

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“The show reaches that plateau of comic bliss when it becomes physically impossible to stop laughing.” —Daily Telegraph

“The West End's summer gets off to an exhilarating start with the hilarious return of Michael Frayn's comedy Donkeys' Years.” —Sunday Express

“All the confidence of a serious comic masterpiece. Masterclass performances. This is one of the best revivals in the West End for years. Unmissable!” —Sunday Times

Daily Telegraph

The show reaches that plateau of comic bliss when it becomes physically impossible to stop laughing.
Sunday Express

The West End's summer gets off to an exhilarating start with the hilarious return of Michael Frayn's comedy Donkeys' Years.
Sunday Times

All the confidence of a serious comic masterpiece. Masterclass performances. This is one of the best revivals in the West End for years. Unmissable!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780573110979
Publisher:
Samuel French Ltd
Publication date:
01/16/2015
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.17(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Frayn's work for the stage includes Alphabetical Order, Make and Break and Noises Off, all of which received Best Comedy of the Year awards, while Benefactors was named Best Play of the Year. His other works include Democracy and Copenhagen. He has translated Chekhov's four last plays and is also a novelist and recipient of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel for Spies.

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