Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular By Alan Ayckbourn, Meet three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years The lower class but very much up and coming Hopcrofts are in their bright new, gadget filled kitchen anxiously giving a little party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbor Next there are the architect and his wife in their neglected, untidy flat Then the bMeet three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years The lower class but very much up and coming Hopcrofts are in their bright new, gadget filled kitchen anxiously giving a little party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbor Next there are the architect and his wife in their neglected, untidy flat Then the bank manager and his wife are in their large, slightly modernized, old Victorian style kitchen Running like a dark thread through the wild comedy of behind the scenes disasters at Christmas parties is the story of the advance of the Hopcrofts to material prosperity and independence and the decline of the others In the final stages the little man is well and truly on top, with the others, literally and unnervingly, dancing to his tune.. Absurd Person Singular Meet three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years The lower class but very much up and coming Hopcrofts are in their bright new gadget filled kitchen anxiousl

  • Title: Absurd Person Singular
  • Author: Alan Ayckbourn
  • ISBN: 9780573010231
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Absurd Person Singular”

    1. I rather enjoyed this I will write a full review soon, as I think it ll help with my school work based on this play.

    2. I read Bedroom Farce by Ayckbourn earlier this week because the local theater company is putting it on next season I was underwhelmed But I wanted to try Ayckbourn because I ve always heard good things So I went on to this play.It concerns three couples well four, but the fourth couple is never scene The action takes place in their respective kitchens during brief get togethers on Christmas Eve over three years The first couple is a social climber and his neat freak wife The second are a suicid [...]

    3. I had to read this play for school, and I loved it I haven t read many plays, only Shakespeare s classics, and this was beautiful.My favourite characters were Jane and Eva, both facing inner conflict in different ways They were both fleshed out, developed, and gave the story it s obscure and dark humour.

    4. What this play lacks in plot, it makes up for in character development This play seems like it will be very interesting to study.Note there is one suicidal character.

    5. Period piece character study using caricaturist humour to depict the inner struggles of various couples in the post WW2 era Interesting to read and analyse, although the full effect would definitely be given only with a performance The choice of showing three windows into each year also gives the narrative an interesting sense of time and allows for almost sudden character development, while allowing the reader to juxtapose character behaviour between acts.

    6. What a clever way of depicting marital life behind closed doors and the diminishing of a person s individuality as they become even submissive to their spouse.

    7. 3.5 starsDark humour, social criticism and slightly absurd plot Enough to make me chuckle and endure the commute I liked it

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