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The 'Sneeze' - Full Length Play

The 'Sneeze'

Michael Frayn

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4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573625244

A collection of four one-act comic vaudevilles and four short stories adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn.

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Comprising four one-act comic vaudevilles and four short stories adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn, The Sneeze introduces readers to a less familiar selection of work by one of the greatest precursors of modern drama. First published in 1989, this reissue includes The Sneeze; The Alien Corn; The Bear; The Evils of Tobacco; The Inspector-General; Swan Song; The Prospect, and Plots. Michael Frayn's translations of Chekhov's work marry the expertise of the translator with the innate understanding of a master dramatist and are widely regarded as the truest, most authentic renderings of Chekhov's work: 'His keen imaginative sympathy with the great Russian dramatist extends beyond translation ...But translation is an art at which he excels.' Spectator
"How refreshing to encounter the great Chekhov with a spring in his heel rather than winter in his heart." - London Sunday Express

"Brilliant...A joyful night." - Jewish Chronicle

"Dry, buoyant, funny and sharp." - London Observer

"An excellent evening's entertainment." - London Tribune



4m, 2f

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933. He began his career as a reporter for the Guardian and later the Observer. After leaving the Observer he continued to write as a columnist as well as publishing novels and plays for television and stage. His plays for stage include: Copenhagen, After Life, The Two of Us, Alphabetical Order, Donkeys’ Years, Clouds, Balmoral (Liberty Hall), Make and Break, ... view full profile

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Jill Campbell 11/6/2017 11:34 AM
We are excited to be working on this collection of one acts. We saw them presented and the Edinburgh Fringe this summer by The American High School Theatre Festival and were inspired to bring them to our home audience. Stay tuned for more following our production.

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