Alan Ayckbourn needs an amanuensis

_74131979_business1_624

As he got older, Trollope stopped hand-writing his novels and turned to his niece Florence Bland to act as his amanuensis from Cousin Henry onward.

It would seem from Alan Ayckbourn’s comment that he has typed his last five plays with one finger following a stroke which has prevented him from typing normally and this has “wrecked it” – the finger that is, not his play-writing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27323500

Given he has written more than 70 plays and continues to do so, we salute him as a writer in the true spirit of Trollope.

 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s