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Frayn, Michael

Overview
Works: 374 works in 1,664 publications in 11 languages and 34,925 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Farces  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Translator, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Creator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Editor, Librettist, Recipient, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PR6056.R3, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Frayn
Noises off : a play in three acts by Michael Frayn( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noises off, the classic farce by the Tony Award-winning author of Copenhagen, is not one play but two: simultaneously a traditional sex farce, Nothing On, and the backstage "drama" that develops during Nothing On's final rehearsal and tour. The two begin to interlock as the characters make their exits from Nothing On only to find themselves making entrances into the even worse nightmare going on backstage. In the end, at the disastrous final performance, the two plots can be kept separate no longer, and coalesce into a single collective nervous breakdown
Skios : a novel by Michael Frayn( Book )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While foundation organizer Nikki falls for a charismatic speaker during a science retreat on a Greek island, her longtime friend, Georgie, finds her plans for a romantic weekend shattered by a temperamental scientist who has lost his senses
The human touch : our part in the creation of a universe by Michael Frayn( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do we really know? What are we in relation to the world around us? Playwright and novelist Frayn takes on the great questions of his career--and of our lives. Humankind, scientists agree, is an insignificant speck in the impersonal vastness of the universe. But what would that universe be like if we were not here to say something about it? Would there be numbers if there were no one to count them? With wit, charm, and brilliance, this epic work of philosophy sets out to make sense of our place in the scheme of things. Our contact with the world around us, Michael Frayn shows, is always fleeting and indeterminate, yet we have nevertheless had to fashion a comprehensible universe in which action is possible. But how do we distinguish our subjective experience from what is objectively true and knowable?--From publisher description
Benefactors : a play in two acts by Michael Frayn( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: won the Standard, Plays and Players and Laurence Olivier awards for the Best Play of 1984. Spanning fifteen years this complex, well-structured play traces the story of the destruction of David's architectural dream by the embittered Colin and Colin's marriage to the inept Sheila, contrasting those who help and those who are helped; those who create and those who destroy. ' ... a beautifully crafted play, economically written.' - Time Out
Wild honey : the untitled play by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Chekhov's play known as Platonov or A Country Scandal. Romantic farce about fickle schoolmaster in 19th century Russia. 2 acts, 4 scenes, 12 men, 4 women, 1 setting
Now you know by Michael Frayn( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One evening walking through the little backstreets behind the Strand, past the bin-bags and the huddled figures in the doorways, to the run-down block where Terry's pressure group has its headquarters?
A landing on the sun by Michael Frayn( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabinet Officer Brian Jessel reconstructs the last few months of Summerchild, a civil servant, who fell to his death fifteen years ago
The trick of it by Michael Frayn( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and German and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een academicus verwerft zich een rol in het persoonlijke leven van zijn favoriete schrijfster
Sweet dreams by Michael Frayn( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is suddenly catapulted into a city where anything is possible, as in dreams, but like all dreams, his stay is soon ended
A very private life by Michael Frayn( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebellious teenage "Inside" girl, who won't take her hallucinogens, goes forth from privillege into "Outside" in search of love. Set in the distant future
Great railway journeys of the world( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays--one by Michael Frayn( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frayn is the author of the novel 'The Tin Men' and the film 'Clockwise'. His cerebral farces have been highly acclaimed and hugely popular in both the UK and the USA. This volume includes five of his most successful comedies
The Russian interpreter by Michael Frayn( Book )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a Moscow University, an English graduate student's life becomes a sore and baffling series of Chinese-box adventures when he becomes interpreter to a mysterious stranger
The tin men by Michael Frayn( Book )

43 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why not program computers to take over the really dull jobs that human beings have to do - such as praying and behaving morally? At the William Morris Institute of Automation Research they are doing just that to free mankind for the really stimulating and demanding tasks of living today - first and foremost the impending visit of Her Majesty the Queen to open its new wing."--Jacket
Towards the end of the morning by Michael Frayn( Book )

38 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Estonian and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). Michael Frayn's classic novel is set in the crossword and nature notes department of an obscure national newspaper during the declining years of Fleet Street, where John Dyson dreams wistfully of fame and the gentlemanly life - until one day his great chance of glory at last arrives. Michael Frayn is the celebrated author of fifteen plays including Noises Off, Copenhagen and Afterlife. His bestselling novels include Headlong, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Spies, which won the Whitbread Best Novel Award and Skios, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. "Still ranks with Evelyn Waugh's Scoop as one of the funniest novels about journalists ever written." (Sunday Times). "A sublimely funny comedy about the ways newspapers try to put lives into words." (Spectator)
Clouds by Michael Frayn( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gayev family estate is hopelessly in debt: urged to cut down their beautiful cherry orchard and sell the land for holiday cottages, they struggle to act decisively
My father's fortune : a life by Michael Frayn( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Michael Frayn's father, the quick-witted boy from a poor and struggling family, who overcame so many disadvantages to make a go of his life; who had happiness snatched away, but after many difficulties, found it again
Spies by Joseph Conrad( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noises off--"( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travelling theater group has so much going on behind the curtain, they almost ruin their performance in front of the curtain
 
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The human touch : our part in the creation of a universe
Alternative Names
Frayn, Michael, 1933-

Frayn, Michal

Frejn, Maikl.

Frejn, Majkl 1933-

Housemonger, Robin 1933-

Michael Frayn angol író, drámaíró

Michael Frayn Brits auteur

Michael Frayn écrivain britannique

Michael Frayn englischer Schriftsteller

Michael Frayn scrittore e drammaturgo britannico

Майкъл Фрейн

Фрейн, Майкл

פרין, מייקל, 1933-

프레인, 마이클 1933-

フレイン, マイケル

マイケル・フレイン

米高·弗萊恩

迈克尔·弗莱恩

麥可·弗萊恩

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The human touch : our part in the creation of a universeBenefactors : a play in two actsWild honey : the untitled playNow you knowA landing on the sunThe trick of itSweet dreamsA very private life