Michael Frayn





Michael Frayn

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September 08, 1933

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Michael Frayn is an English playwright and novelist. He is best known as the author of the farce Noises Off and the dramas Copenhagen and Democracy. His novels, such as Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong and Spies, have also been critical and commercial successes, making him one of the handful of writers in the English language to succeed in both drama and prose fiction. His works often raise philosophical questions in a humorous context. Frayn's wife is Claire Tomalin, the biographer and literary journalist.



Average rating: 3.87 · 32,069 ratings · 1,630 reviews · 59 distinct works · Similar authors
Noises Off
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 9,779 ratings — published 1982 — 13 editions
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Copenhagen
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,407 ratings — published 1998 — 21 editions
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Spies
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2,545 ratings — published 2002 — 34 editions
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Skios
3.09 of 5 stars 3.09 avg rating — 2,299 ratings — published 2012 — 22 editions
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Headlong
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,892 ratings — published 1999 — 33 editions
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Towards the End of the Morning
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 1967 — 11 editions
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A Landing on the Sun
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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The Trick of It
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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My Father's Fortune
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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Democracy
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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“Bohr: Heisenberg, I have to say - if people are to be measured strictly in terms of observable quantities...

Heisenberg: Then we should need a strange new quantum ethics.”
Michael Frayn, Copenhagen

“I haven't come to the theater to hear about other people's probelms. I've come to be taken out of myself, and, preferably, not put back again.”
Michael Frayn

“Margrethe: And when all our eyes are closed, when even the ghosts have gone, what will be left of our beloved world? Our ruined and dishonoured and beloved world?”
Michael Frayn

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