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I'll Sell You This Play In 29 Words!

Advantages: Very clever and funny play with an excellent cast
Disadvantages: None!

...a play so much, that you decide to go back and see it all again the next day? Then book for the following Thursday too? That's what hubby and I did with Noises Off. We saw it in Cardiff last Friday and Saturday and are going to Mal ...

KarenUK 27.10.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Noises Off - Michael Frayn

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nazi attack

Advantages: poignancy
Disadvantages: few

This is the touching tale of a Jew boy who is persecuted. It is obviously meant as a comment on the second world war and was indeed written in 1958, but Frisch conceals identities and thinly veils references to the Nazis, making the play able to be perfor ...

lewiscrofts 17.07.2000 · Read full review

Review of Andorra - Max Frisch

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black comedy

Advantages: funny
Disadvantages: last scene

Contrary to his other more depressing work “Andorra” set in the Second World War and addressing the problem of anti-semitism, this is a more light-hearted offering. It concerns a normal Joe Bloggs who allows some arsonists to live in his attic. Despite al ...

lewiscrofts 17.07.2000 · Read full review

Review of Bierdermann and the Firestarters - Max Frisch

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Consider the fireraisers as a school play.

Advantages: Works perfectly as a school play and is very funny.
Disadvantages: Rants on a bit at times

This is a comic piece and if you just want to readit as a script this will work for you. You may find it hard to believe that a man can be quite so blind to what is patently happening under his nose, as his tenant fills his home with combustable material ...

bella44 31.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Bierdermann and the Firestarters - Max Frisch

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An excellent play

Advantages: Very Romantic
Disadvantages: A little predictable

...I really enjoyed reading this play, and I know it is well received by most literary critics. Thomas Keneally also thought it was excellent as he used it in his story about "The Playmaker." The play tells a story of love and romance. It is centred on t ...

robertjake 04.10.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Recruiting Officer - George Farquhar

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