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"Stage Directions" covers half a lifetime and the whole range of Frayn's theatrical writing, right up to a new piece about his latest play, "Afterlife". It is also a reflection on his path into theatre: the 'doubtful beginnings' of his childhood, his subsequent scorn as a young man and, surprisingly late in life, his reluctant conversion. Whatever subjects he tackles, from the exploration of the atomic nucleus to the mechanics of farce, Michael Frayn is never less than fascinating, delightfully funny and charming. This book encapsulates a lifetime's work and is guaranteed to be a firm favourite with his legions of fans around the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571240555
ISBN-10: 0571240550
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 161mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist. His novels include The Trick of It, Towards the End of the Morning and Headlong - shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. He has written thirteen plays and translated a number of works. He is married to biographer and critic Claire Tomalin.

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