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Alan Ayckbourn

1939 - Today

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Sir Alan Ayckbourn (born 12 April 1939) is a prolific British playwright and director. He has written and produced as of 2023, 89 full-length plays in Scarborough and London and was, between 1972 and 2009, the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where all but four of his plays have received their first performance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Ayckbourn has received more than 484,652 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Alan Ayckbourn is the 5,054th most popular writer (down from 4,823rd in 2019), the 3,935th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,926th in 2019) and the 439th most popular British Writer.

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  • 44.95

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  • 20

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  • 2.87

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  • 3.26

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Among writers, Alan Ayckbourn ranks 5,054 out of 5,755Before him are Joseph Victor von Scheffel, Alain Decaux, Jonathan Stroud, Herberto Hélder, Robert J. Sawyer, and Jan Lechoń. After him are Sándor Bródy, Aquilino Ribeiro, Mehmet Emin Yurdakul, Wilhelm Geiger, James Hogg, and Peider Lansel.

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Among people born in 1939, Alan Ayckbourn ranks 407Before him are Daniel Viglietti, Veniamin Soldatenko, Ivan Vutsov, Vladimír Weiss, Jalal Dabagh, and John W. Snow. After him are Étienne Mourrut, George M. Whitesides, Charles Cyphers, Michael Learned, Helen Prejean, and Orlando Quevedo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Ayckbourn ranks 3,935 out of 7,765Before him are Frank Lampard (1948), Dennis Brain (1921), Richard Rodney Bennett (1936), Henry Lawes (1595), Sam Brown (1964), and Isaac Roberts (1829). After him are Philip Hammond (1955), Lloyd Hildebrand (1870), James Hogg (1770), Ralph Cudworth (1617), Alice Eve (1982), and Richard Attwood (1940).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Alan Ayckbourn ranks 439Before him are Mark Haddon (1962), Robert Herrick (1591), William Davenant (1606), Graham Swift (1949), Paula Yates (1959), and Jonathan Stroud (1970). After him are James Hogg (1770), Wilbert Awdry (1911), Charles Wilkins (1749), Thomas Love Peacock (1785), Pauline Baynes (1922), and Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868).