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  • Matchbox Theatreby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Matchbox Theatre presents a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues by Michael Frayn, to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination. Sir Geoffrye and Lady Hilarye, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt... more...

  • Noises Offby Michael Frayn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Noises Off , the classic farce by the Tony Award?winning author of Copenhagen, is not one play but two: simultaneously a traditional sex farce, Nothing On, and the backstage ?drama? that develops during Nothing On ?s final rehearsal and tour. The two begin to interlock as the characters make their exits from Nothing On only to find themselves... more...

  • Copenhagenby Michael Frayn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Tony Award?winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart and friend Niels Bohr.... more...

  • A Landing on the Sunby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.65

    Ever since an obscure Civil Servant called Stephen Summerchild fell to his death from a window in the Admiralty, rumours have circulated about a connection with some secret defence project. Now, as a television company reinvestigates the case, the Cabinet Office feels it may be prudent to make a reassessment of its own, in case of any sudden alarm... more...

  • Skiosby Michael Frayn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 15.99

    The great master of farce turns to an exclusive island retreat for a comedy of mislaid identities, unruly passions, and demented, delicious disorder On the private Greek island of Skios, the high-paying guests of a world-renowned foundation prepare for the annual keynote address, to be given this year by Dr. Norman Wilfred, an eminent authority... more...

  • Headlongby Michael Frayn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2000; US$ 17.99

    An unlikely con man wagers wife, wealth, and sanity in pursuit of an elusive Old Master. Invited to dinner by the boorish local landowner, Martin Clay, an easily distracted philosopher, and his art-historian wife are asked to assess three dusty paintings blocking the draught from the chimney. But hiding beneath the soot is nothing less-Martin believes-than... more...

  • Democracyby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2004; US$ 13.99

    A brilliant exploration of character and conscience from the author of COPENHAGEN, set amid the tensions of 1960s Berlin In Democracy , Michael Frayn once again creates out of the known events of twentieth-century history a drama of extraordinary urgency and subtlety, reimagining the interactions and motivations of Willy Brandt as he became... more...

  • Spiesby Michael Frayn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 17.99

    From the bestselling author of Headlong , a mesmerizing novel about secrecy, imagination, and a child's game turned deadly earnest The sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to return to the site of a dimly remembered but troubling childhood summer in wartime London. As he pieces together his scattered images, we... more...

  • The Human Touchby Michael Frayn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 20.99

    What do we really know? What are we in relation to the world around us? Here, the acclaimed playwright and novelist takes on the great questions of his career--and of our lives Humankind, scientists agree, is an insignificant speck in the impersonal vastness of the universe. But what would that universe be like if we were not here to say... more...

  • The Russian Interpreterby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 10.19

    "A love affair through an interpreter,' said Raya. 'That's a very cultured prospect.' Raya is a mercurial Moscow blonde who speaks no English, and the affair she is embarking upon is with Gordon Proctor-Gould, a visiting British businessman who speaks no Russian. They need an interpreter; which is how Paul Manning is diverted from writing his thesis... more...