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Alan Ayckbourn: “Take the work seriously, but never yourself”

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How is Alan Ayckbourn viewed across the pond? New York blogger Howard Sherman reports… Since 2005, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, the British playwright and director, has been bringing plays – often two or even three at a time – to 59E59 Theaters in New York from his home base at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, England, where he was artistic …

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In the UK and US, bias infects theatre reviews

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In his Theatre Addicts diary this week, Mates co-founder Mark Shenton took umbrage with The Sunday Times’ critic Christopher Hart’s review of American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ latest play The Motherf**ker With the Hat. Now American blogger Howard Sherman, who saw the play on Broadway, offers his analysis – and spots a wider trend… “You can’t draw sweet water from a foul …