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Category:Plays by Michael Frayn - WikipediaSkip to main content Michael Frayn. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Michael Frayn was born in London in and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. Headlong was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while his most recent novel, Spies , won the Whitbread Novel Award. His fifteen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen and most recently Afterlife. Are you an author?
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Michael Frayn, FRSL is an English playwright and novelist. He is best known as the author of the farce Noises Off and the dramas Copenhagen and Democracy. His novels, such as Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong and Spies, Frayn's more recent play Democracy ran successfully in London (the National.
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Michael Frayn. West End rediscovers the pure joy of farce and missing trousers. Published: 6 Jul Noises Off review — Frayn's chaotic farce as thrilling as ever 4 out of 5 stars. Published: 3 Jul Ian McKellen at a lifetime on stage — in pictures. As Ian McKellen launches a tour of 80 venues to mark his 80th birthday in May, we look back over his long and brilliant stage career.
His latest play for the Royal National Theatre is Afterlife He has also translated a number of works from Russian, including plays by Chekhov and Tolstoy. His films for television include First and Last , for which he won an Emmy, and an adaptation of his novel A Landing on the Sun. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Clockwise , a comedy starring John Cleese. Michael Frayn enjoys equally successful careers as dramatist, novelist and translator, having started out as an award-winning journalist. But what is striking is the thematic consistency that underpins a vast and diverse output.
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He is best known as the author of the farce Noises Off  and the dramas Copenhagen and Democracy. His novels, such as Towards the End of the Morning , Headlong and Spies , have also been critical and commercial successes, making him one of the handful of writers in the English language to succeed in both drama and prose fiction. Frayn was born to a deaf asbestos salesman  in Mill Hill ,  then in Middlesex. He then worked as a reporter and columnist for The Guardian and The Observer , where he established a reputation as a satirist and comic writer, and began publishing his plays and novels. Frayn was attracted to the topic because it seemed to 'encapsulate something about the difficulty of knowing why people do what they do and there is a parallel between that and the impossibility that Heisenberg established in physics, about ever knowing everything about the behaviour of physical objects'. Five years later, again at the National Theatre, it was followed by Afterlife , a biographical drama of the life of the great Austrian impresario Max Reinhardt , director of the Salzburg Festival, which opened at the Lyttelton Theatre in June , starring Roger Allam as Reinhardt. His other original plays include two evenings of short plays, The Two of Us and Alarms and Excursions , the philosophical comedies Alphabetical Order , Benefactors , Clouds , Make and Break and Here , and the farces Donkeys' Years , Balmoral also known as Liberty Hall , and Noises Off , which critic Frank Rich in his book The Hot Seat claimed "is, was, and probably always will be the funniest play written in my lifetime.