The Revengers' Comedies: Further Reading


Published Editions

The Revengers' Comedies
Faber, 1991, ISBN 057114358X
The Revengers' Comedies
Samuel French Inc., 1994, ISBN 0573018812
Alan Ayckbourn: Plays 4
Faber, 2011, ISBN 0573030227

Books

Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.127-133 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge*
pp.244-246 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.205-211 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Michael Holt: Alan Ayckbourn*
pp.39-41 (Northcote Press, 1999, ISBN 0746308590)
Simon Murgatroyd: Unseen Ayckbourn
(Lulu Books, 2013, ISBN 9781291676631)
Duncan Wu: Six Contemporary Playwrights*
pp.127-131 (Macmillan, 1996, ISBN 033367086X)
* indicates out of print

Articles

Ayckbourn Epic At The Double
Scarborough Evening News,31 May 1989
Ayckbourn's Birthday Indulgence
Ian Williams, Daily Telegraph, 2 June 1989
Scarborough's Flair
Steve Grant, 20/20, August 1989
You're Never Alone With A Psychopathic Sloane
Maureen Paton, Daily Express, 16 October 1989
Funny Way To Get Serious
Jon Walsh, Sunday Times, 29 September 1991
The Man Who Doesn't Like Happy Endings
Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, 30 September 1991
Second Only To Shakespeare
Michael Coveney, The Observer, 13 October 1991
Shy Genius Who Loathes Writing
Gregory Jenson, Western Morning News, 15 October 1991
Ayckbourn In Box Seat On West End
Juliet Herd, The Australian, 21 December 1991

Reviews (world premiere)

Dual Duel
Michael Billington, Country Life, 22 June 1989
The Laughs Run Out For Ayckbourn
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 15 June 1989
The Revengers' Comedies
Michael Coveney, Financial Times, 15 June 1989
Two's Company
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 15 June 1989
Killing Apart
Peter Kemp, The Independent, 16 June 1989
Ayckbourn's England And Its Dark Laughter
Frank Rich, New York Times, 22 June 1989
Ayckbourn Shows Off A Master's Comic Touch
David Jeffels, Northern Echo, 15 June 1989
The Revengers' Comedies
The Observer, 18 June 1989
Desperate Duo In Dark Deeds Deal
Gillian Enlund, Scarborough Evening News, 14 June 1989
The Revengers' Comedies
David Jeffels, The Stage, 22 June 1989
One Author Divided With A Vengeance
John Peter, Sunday Times, 18 June 1989
Mis-Matched But Quite A Pair
The Times, 15 June 1989
Strangers On A Bridge
John Wilders, Times Literary Supplement, 23 June 1989
Ayckbourn Play Makes For Sweet Revenge
Matt Wolf, Wall Street Journal, 7 July 1989
Epic Birthday Celebration
Charles Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Press, 14 June 1989
The Revengers' Comedies
David Jeffels, Yorkshire Evening Post, 15 June 1989

Reviews (London premiere)

The Revengers' Comedies
Ian Shuttleworth, City Limits, 24 October 1991
The Wicked Fairy's Tale
Maureen Paton, Daily Express, 18 October 1991
Back With A Vengeance! Now Make Alan A Knight For This Double Delight
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 18 October 1991
Suspense Sweetens Revenge
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 18 October 1991
Dying For A Laugh
Milton Shulman, Evening Standard, 18 October 1991
Genius Of Comic Invention
Malcolm Rutherford, Financial Times, 19 October 1991
The New Revengers
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 19 October 1991
Nights Of Wild Justice
Paul Taylor, The Independent, 19 October 1991
An Awful Lot Of Fun
Allison Pearson, Independent On Sunday, 20 October 1991
Revenge Is Not So Sweet
Sheridan Morley, International Herald Tribune, 23 October 1991
The Revengers' Comedies
International Herald Tribune, 28 October 1991
New Plays
Wendy Trewin, The Lady, 29 October 1991
Two-High Price For Revenge At The Double
Kenneth Hurren, Mail On Sunday, 20 October 1991
Itching To Know What Will Happen Next
Amanda Kendal, Morning Star, 12 November 1991
Laughter Goes On And On
Michael Coveney, The Observer, 20 October 1991
The Revengers' Comedies
Oscar Moore, Plays International, December 1991
Ayckbourn Serves Up A Lukewarm Revenge
Rhoda Koenig, Punch, 30 October 1991
The Evil Underneath
Christopher Edwards, The Spectator, 19 October 1991
Ayckbourn Back With A Vengeance
The Stage, 24 October 1991
Ayckbourn's Revenge Is Sweet
Clive Hirschhorn, Sunday Express, 20 October 1991
A Masterful View From Albert Bridge
John Gross, Sunday Telegraph, 20 October 1991
One Into Two Won't Go
Robert Hewison, Sunday Times, 20 October 1991
The Revengers' Comedies
Time Out, 23 October 1991
Modern Monsters Of Gore
Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 17 October 1991
Revenge Is Partially Sweet
Benedict Nightingale, The Times, 19 October 1991
Double Trouble
Tom Morris, Times Literary Supplement, 1 November 1991
Punishment Without Revenge
Clare Bayley, What's On, 30 October 1991

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.