Intimate Exchanges: Further Reading

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Published Editions

Intimate Exchanges Volume 1
Samuel French Ltd, 1985, ISBN 0573016127
Intimate Exchanges Volume 2
Samuel French Ltd, 1985, ISBN 0573016135


Paul Allen: A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn’s Plays
pp.82-94 (Faber & Faber, 2004, ISBN 0571214924)
Paul Allen: Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge
pp.199-204 (Methuen, 2001, ISBN 0413731200)
Michael Billington: Alan Ayckbourn (2nd Ed)*
pp.167-175 (Palgrave, 1990, ISBN 0333498976)
Albert-Reiner Glaap: Ayckbourn Country (2nd Ed)*
pp.95 (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2004, ISBN 3884766783)
Albert E. Kalson: Laughter In The Dark*
pp.101-105 (Associated Universities Press, 1991, ISBN 0838634796)
Malcolm Page: File On Ayckbourn*
(Methuen, 1989, ISBN 0413420108)
Ian Watson: Conversations With Ayckbourn*
pp.131-136 (Faber and Faber, 1988, ISBN 0571151922)
* indicates out of print


Triumph... Or Disaster
Lynne Curry, Scarborough Evening News, 9 April 1982
Ayckbourn's Monster In The Wings
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 29 October 1982
All's Chaos In Alan's World
Julian Cole, publication TBC, 31 May 1984
When Mother Used To Type On A Kitchen Table
James Green, Sunday Express, 5 August 1984
Laureate Of Middle Class Life
Kenneth Hurren, Daily Mail, 12 August 1984
An Eminently Dippable Play From Ayckbourn
Ian Watson, The Stage, 9 August 1984
Shadows On The Lawn
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 25 August 1984
An Exchange With Alan Ayckbourn
David Lewis, International Herald Tribune, 20 September 1984
Garth Blaine, Harpers & Queen, December 1984
Comeback Of Complex Exchanges
Marie Daniels, Scarborough Evening News, 4 January 2006
Only I Would Stage This
Northern Echo, 10 March, 2007
Left To Chance
Fiona Pymont, The Big Issue, 19 March 2007
Final Exchange
Charles Hutchinson, The Press, 23 March 2007
An Eight Way Affair
Stan Schwartz, New York Sun, 12 June 2007
Seriousness Redeemed By Frivolity
Bernard Dukore, Modern Drama, Winter 2010

Reviews (world premiere)

Ayckbourn Comedy Permutations
Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph, 7 June 1982
Intimate Exchanges
Robin Thornber, The Guardian, 5 June 1982
Intimate Makes Good Contact
David Jeffels, Northern Echo, 5 June 1982
Probing The Art Of The Possible
Scarborough Evening News, 4 June 1982
Variations On A Theme
Iain Meekley, Scarborough Evening News, 22 June 1982
Intimate Exchanges
David Jeffels, The Stage, 17 June 1982
Another Ayckbourn, Another Hit
Irving Wardle, The Times, 7 June 1982
Genuine Variety
Jim Greenfield, Yorkshire Evening Press, 8 April 1983
Intimate Exchanges
Desmond Pratt, Yorkshire Post, 4 June 1982

Reviews (London premiere)

Intimate Exchanges
Country Life, 28 June 1984
Ayckbourn's Eight-Some Had Me Reeling
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail, 14 August 1984
Final Exchanges
John Barber, Daily Telegraph, 3 October 1984
Ayckbourn's Obsession
John Barber, Daily Telegraph, 12 June 1984
Intimate Exchanges
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 12 June 1984
Intimate Exchanges
Martin Hoyle, Financial Times, 15 August 1984
Intimate Exchanges
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 12 June 1984
Intimate Exchanges
Rosalind Carne, The Guardian, 15 August 1984
Intimate Exchanges
Michael Billington, The Guardian, 24 June 1984
Garth Blaine, Harpers & Queen, December 1984
David Nathan, Jewish Chronicle, 24 August 1984
Intimate Exchanges
J.C. Trewin, The Lady, 30 August 1984
Ayckbourn's Variety Show
Kenneth Hurren, Mail On Sunday, 19 August 1984
Limitless Choices
Morning Star, 21 June 1984
Intimate Exchanges
The Observer, 17 June 1984
Intimate Exchanges
The Observer, 22 July 1984
Intimate Exchanges
Robert Warden, Plays And Players, July 1984
Twin Sets
Sheridan Morley, Punch, 21 June 1984
On The Go
Giles Gordon, The Spectator, 23 June 1984
Intimate Exchanges
The Spectator, 28 July 1984
For Better Or Worse?
Milton Shulman, The Standard, 14 August 1984
Clive Hirschhorn, Sunday Express, 19 August 1984
Quite By Chance
Sunday Telegraph, 17 June 1984
Two's A Company
Sunday Times, 1 July 1984
Comedy Goes Back To School
Robert Hewision, Sunday Times, 19 August 1984
Intimate Exchanges
John Peter, Sunday Times, 24 June 1984
Intimate Exchanges
Peter Hepple, The Stage, 21 June 1984
Ayckbourn Compound Of Musical Chairs
R.B. Marriott, The Stage, 23 August 1984
Permutated Play Of Random Choices
Christopher Warman, The Times, 9 June 1984
Intimate Exchanges
Anthony Masters, The Times, 12 June 1984
Sean French, Vogue, November 1984
Suburban Strains
What's On, 6 September 1984
Master Of Invention
What's On, 12 July 1984

All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd.