Alan Ayckbourn: Biography

The Biography section of the website offers a comprehensive guide to Alan Ayckbourn's life and career in theatre. Within this section can be found pages dedicated to his life, his various theatre careers as well as facts and frequently asked questions.

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Long Biography and Short Biography offer a condensed look at Alan Ayckbourn's life and career in the theatre. The Long Biography goes into more details about his life whilst the Short Biography is the official biography used in programmes and other publications; the latter is available for reproduction. Who's Who reproduces the relevant entry for Alan Ayckbourn.

In His Own Words offers a look at the playwright's life through some of his own words over the years.

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Chronology is a brief year-by-year guide to major events in Alan Ayckbourn's life. It also includes a more detailed year-by-year guide.

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Awards page lists the awards, honours and award nominations Alan Ayckbourn has received since 1973.

20 Facts offers an at-a-glance guide to pertinent facts and figures relating to Alan Ayckbourn.

Ayckbourn FAQs: The website receives many questions about Alan Ayckbourn and his career and the frequently asked questions section deals with many of the most common. Covering diverse topics such as his writing, directing, acting and popularity as well as his work at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, in the West End and at the National Theatre, it's the first stop for any questions you may have relating to Alan Ayckbourn.

Ayckbourn Answers: Alan Ayckbourn's own responses to frequently asked questions.

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Careers section looks at Alan Ayckbourn's non-writing careers in the theatre with pages. These is divided into sub-sections:

Acting: Alan Ayckbourn's acting career during the 1950s and 1960s.

Directing: Alan Ayckbourn's directing career from 1961 to the present day.

Artistic Director: Alan Ayckbourn's role as Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre from 1972 to 2009.

BBC: Alan Ayckbourn's five years as a Radio Drama Producer for the BBC during the 1960s.

National Theatre: Alan Ayckbourn's two years as a company director at the National Theatre during the 1980s.

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