Alphabetical Order

by  Michael Frayn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

Alphabetical Order takes place in the library office of a provincial newspaper a scene of permanent and utter confusion. The cluttered chaos of the room is matched by the life of its manager Lucy and her associates. It is a scene of warmth and easy if somewhat juvenile and irresponsible lig…

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Alphabetical Order

by  Michael Frayn

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Alphabetical Order takes place in the library office of a provincial newspaper a scene of permanent and utter confusion. The cluttered chaos of the room is matched by the life of its manager Lucy and her associates. It is a scene of warmth and easy if somewhat juvenile and irresponsible light heartedness until Leslie, a new young assistant with a passion for organization, enters. In a short time, she has transformed both the lives of its inhabitants and visitors into something orderly, neat, arid and colorless. An announcement that the paper is to close leads in Leslie's absence to a revitalizing and glorious orgy of destruction and return to chaos. But Leslie can coolly cope with even this crisis and Lucy is left smiling wryly at the second, and final, end of the play.
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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, Alph ...

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