"Frayn's translation, which strikes me as splendidly lucid and alive...will be acted again and again" New Statesman 'Chekhov's play about feckless extravagance and looming disaster' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 21.10.10
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About the Author
Michael Frayn's work for the stage includes Alphabetical Order, Make and Break and Noises Off, all of which received Best Comedy of the Year awards, while Benefactors was named Best Play of the Year. His other works include Democracy (National Theatre and West End prior to Broadway) and Copenhagen (winner of numerous awards including the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Best Play Awards 1998). He has translated Chekhov's four last plays and is also a novelist and recipient of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel for Spies.