The Champion Of Paribanou: Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes offers a glimpse at some rarely known facts regarding the writing of Alan Ayckbourn's plays with material drawn from the Ayckbourn Archive at the University Of York and the playwright's personal archive.
  • In interviews Alan Ayckbourn has frequently noted the inspiration for writing The Champion Of Paribanou came from reading The Magic Carpet from The One Thousand And One Nights (or The Arabian Nights) during a Christmas party. The actual book he received was published by Parragon as part of their Mini Classics range and although titled The Magic Carpet, it appears to be a version of The Story Of Prince Ahmed And The Fairy Paribanou from The Thousand And One Nights.
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