Frayn Plays: 3: Here, Now You Know, and La Belle Vivette

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The new collection from the author of the Booker-shortlisted novel Headlong and the internationally acclaimed play Copenhagen

Here: "about time, space and life…A touching, brilliant construction. It's both deeply thought and deeply felt' (Sunday Times); Now You Know: "Frayn's light but serious, marvellous new play, about official and unofficial secrets, about idle curiosity and investigative purpose" (Observer); La Belle Vivette: "Frayn's elegant libretto… Michael Frayn has made...

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Overview

The new collection from the author of the Booker-shortlisted novel Headlong and the internationally acclaimed play Copenhagen

Here: "about time, space and life…A touching, brilliant construction. It's both deeply thought and deeply felt' (Sunday Times); Now You Know: "Frayn's light but serious, marvellous new play, about official and unofficial secrets, about idle curiosity and investigative purpose" (Observer); La Belle Vivette: "Frayn's elegant libretto… Michael Frayn has made an Offenbach opera a farce to be reckoned with…a razor-sharp reworking" (Mail on Sunday) Michael Frayn was born in 1933 in the suburbs of London and began his career as a reporter on the Guardian, before becoming a columnist. His novels include The Tin Men, The Russian Interpreter, Towards the End of Morning and The Trick of It. He has written a number of plays for television and the stage, including translations of Chekhov and smash hits such as his screenplay Clockwise and his plays Donkeys' Years, Noises Off, Alarms and Excursions and Copenhagen.

Deborah Levy "does not deal with realism, she does not deal with magic realism, rather she draws out a new territory, and if we follow we will find ourselves suspended over views we have not seen before" Jeanette Winterson, Observer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780413752307
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Contemporary Dramatists Series
  • Pages: 351
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael Frayn is the author of ten novels, including the bestselling Headlong, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection and a Booker Prize finalist, and Spies, which received the Whitbread Fiction Award. He has also written a memoir, My Father's Fortune, and fifteen plays, among them Noises Off and Copenhagen, which won three Tony Awards. He lives just south of London.
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