Confusions: Mother Figure
Ayckbourn, Alan (English playwright, 1939-____), "Confusions: Mother Figure,"
a __-minute comedy in English, set in _____, England, 1977,
© 1977 by Alan Ayckbourn;
• in Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions: Five Interlinked One-Act Plays (London; New York: Samuel French, 1977), ISBN 0573110735, SF 326;
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• Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 18.
• Also, cited in Play Index 1983-1987: An Index to 3,964 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov and John Greenfieldt (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988), p. 17.
_____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), a mother; _____ (f), _____.
"A mother talks to and treats her adult friends as babies."—Fidell, p 16.
• "Alan Ayckbourn, Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, was born in London in 1939. He has worked in theatre all his life as, variously, stage manager, sound technician, lighting technician, scene painter, prop maker, actor, writer and director. Most of these talents he developed (or abandoned) thanks to his mentor and founder of the Theatre in Scarborough, Stephen Joseph, who first encouraged him to write. Almost all of the 59 plays Alan Ayckbourn has written to date received their first performance at this theatre. More than 25 have subsequently been produced in the West End, at the Royal National Theatre or the RSC since his first hit, Relatively Speaking, opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 1967. Major successes include Absurd Person Singular, The Norman Conquests, Bedroom Farce, Just Between Ourselves, A Chorus Of Disapproval, Woman In Mind, A Small Family Business and Man Of The Moment. His plays have won numerous awards—including seven London Evening Standard Awards. They have been translated into over 30 languages and are performed on stage and television throughout the world. They have also been filmed in French and English. Four of his plays have been seen on Broadway attracting two Tony nominations. In 1991, he received a Dramalogue Critics Award for his play Henceforward... His plays now feature on school curricula for study and examination. Nihon University, Tokyo houses a permanent collection of his work which is regularly updated." — Sir Alan Ayckbourn, http://www.sjt.uk.com/aa.htm, accessed January 4, 2002.
• Research could include Conversations with Ayckbourn, interviews by Ian Watson (1943-____), new edition (London; Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Faber and Faber, 1988), ISBN 0571151922, or (London: Macdonald, 1981), ISBN 0354046497, in which see "The Plays of Alan Ayckbourn," pp. 175-87.
friendship, motherhood, projection.
Other Plays by Alan Ayckbourn