Frayn Plays 4: Copenhagen, Democracy and Afterlife

Frayn Plays 4: Copenhagen, Democracy and Afterlife

by Michael Frayn
     
 

Michael Frayn is one of the great playwrights of our time, enjoying international acclaim and prestige. This anthology contains three of his strongest titles of serious drama: Copenhagen, Democracy and Afterlife. The volume features the definitive version of each play together with an introduction by the author and a chronology of his work.

Overview

Michael Frayn is one of the great playwrights of our time, enjoying international acclaim and prestige. This anthology contains three of his strongest titles of serious drama: Copenhagen, Democracy and Afterlife. The volume features the definitive version of each play together with an introduction by the author and a chronology of his work.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times

One of those rare dramas that don't just dare to think big but that fully translate their high aspirations to the stage, with sharp style and thrilling clarity.
Sunday Times (of London)

Michael Frayn's tremendous new play is a piece of history, an intellectual thriller, a psychological investigation and a moral tribunal in full session.
Independent

A profound and haunting meditation on the mysteries of human motivation.
Guardian

What makes Frayn's play essential viewing is its Schiller-like grasp of practical politics.
The Stage

Afterlife: "This play is almost literally brilliant - it glitters, shines and gleams with Frayn's trademark perceptive wit as it sends up the whole concept of theatre in the process of telling a strong, essentially tragic biographical story"
The New York Times on Copenhagen

The most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year and a work of art that humanizes physics in a way no other has done.
Independent on Democracy

Michael Frayn's complex and richly rewarding new play...is wonderfully alert to the piquant paradoxes and ironic twists of this intensely tricky period in Germany's conversation with itself.
The Stage on Afterlife

This play is almost literally brilliant - it glitters, shines and gleams with Frayn's trademark perceptive wit as it sends up the whole concept of theatre in the process of telling a strong, essentially tragic biographical story.
From the Publisher

“The most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year and a work of art that humanizes physics in a way no other has done.” —The New York Times on Copenhagen

“Michael Frayn's tremendous new play is a piece of history, an intellectual thriller, a psychological investigation and a moral tribunal in full session.” —Sunday Times (of London)

“A profound and haunting meditation on the mysteries of human motivation.” —Independent

“Michael Frayn's complex and richly rewarding new play...is wonderfully alert to the piquant paradoxes and ironic twists of this intensely tricky period in Germany's conversation with itself.” —Independent on Democracy

“What makes Frayn's play essential viewing is its Schiller-like grasp of practical politics.” —Guardian

“One of those rare dramas that don't just dare to think big but that fully translate their high aspirations to the stage, with sharp style and thrilling clarity.” —The New York Times

“This play is almost literally brilliant - it glitters, shines and gleams with Frayn's trademark perceptive wit as it sends up the whole concept of theatre in the process of telling a strong, essentially tragic biographical story.” —The Stage on Afterlife

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408128626
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Series:
Contemporary Dramatists Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
1.90(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Frayn is a successful English playwright, best known as the author of Noises Off, Copenhagen and Democracy.

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