A Chorus Of Disapproval: Character Notes by Alan Ayckbourn


Notes by Alan Ayckbourn on playing Guy Jones
"Essentially, remember it's the story of the honest man amongst rogues. I always feel that if Jesus came back today there would shortly be a Sunday Tabloid article about him, linking him to Mafia crime. The point is, villains always assume that honest people are just better and cleverer villains than themselves. Most of them spend the play trying to figure Guy's angle.
"Guy's greatest failing is his complete inability to say no to anyone or anything. He hates to hurt peoples' feelings. But he should never be played knowingly."

"Guy's crime, if crime it be, is allowing things to happen around him without raising a finger to stop them. And he's naive enough to believe that if he agrees with everything people say he can make them happy."

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