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Alan Ayckbourn archive to be made public

28th June 2011

An archive of work belonging to playwright Alan Ayckbourn is to be made public in order to inspire young writers.

The University of York has bought an extensive collection of Ayckbourn's work including manuscripts, drafts and other writings, which will be published online and used as a resource by aspiring playwrights.

According to Ayckbourn, the archive - which was purchased by the university's Borthwick Institute for GBP 240,000 - spans his entire career and also includes correspondence with luminaries such as Harold Pinter and Stephen Sondheim.

'I realised that what I was learning from others and from experience was valuable and I wanted to chronicle it. I hope the archive is an extension of this,' he explained.

Ayckbourn, whose plays include Bedroom Farce, House and Garden and Woman in Mind, has also provided annotations on plots, diagrams explaining the relationships between characters and sketches of stage settings and character movement with each manuscript.

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