|Noises Off (1982) [Play]|
by Michael Frayn
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Noises Off is not one play but two: simultaneously a traditional sex farce, Nothing On, and the backstage "drama" that develops during Nothing Onís 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.
Original title: Noises Off
Genre: Drama and Plays→ English→ Modern