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Intimate Exchanges, Volume I

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  1f, 1m

"There are scores of side splittingly funny lines derived from Mr. Ayckbourn's acute observation of the middle classes at bay, floundering under the pressures of trying to lead, or to be seen leading, respectable lives. The comedy is wry, sardonic an…

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    1f, 1m
  • Suggested Use
    Suggested Use
    • UIL Approved
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  • 1984 Olivier Award nomination for Best Comedy

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Summary
There are no less than eight intimate exchanges in this ingenious tour de farce and each has two different endings; you can see Intimate Exchanges sixteen times and not see the same play twice! And one actor and one actress play all 10 characters. This is Ayckbourn's most unusual look yet at the foibles of middle class living.

Published in two volumes

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  • Expandable casting

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"There are scores of side splittingly funny lines derived from Mr. Ayckbourn's acute observation of the middle classes at bay, floundering under the pressures of trying to lead, or to be seen leading, respectable lives. The comedy is wry, sardonic and bitter." - The London Spectator

Videos

  • Alan Ayckbourn on Growing As a Dramatist

  • Alan Ayckbourn on Comparisons

  • Alan Ayckbourn on How to Approach His Plays

  • Alan Ayckbourn on Getting Started

  • Alan Ayckbourn on the Difference Between Then and Now

  • Alan Ayckbourn on Ideas

  • Alan Ayckbourn on Writing a Well Made Play

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Alan Ayckbourn

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Library Theatre company in Scarborough, of which he was the Artistic Director for 37 years and where he made both his professional playwriting in 1959 and his directorial debut in 1961.

He has spent his life in thea ...

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