Closer: A Play

Patrick Marber (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
December 01, 1999
Pages
120
Dimensions
5.49 X 0.41 X 8.21 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802136459

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About the Author

Patric Marber was born in London. His first play, Dealer's Choice, premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in February 1995. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play. Closer premiered at the Royal National Theatre in May 1997. It won the EveningStandard Award for Best Comedy, the Critics' Circle Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play. In March 19999, Closer premiered on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Patrick Marber has also written extensively for television and radio, including After MIss Julie (BBC 1995).

Reviews

New York Dram Critc's Circle Award for Best Foreign Play

Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy

London Critics' Circle Award for Best Play

Time Out Award for Best West End Play

Praise for Closer

"One of the best plays of sexual politics in the language." - John Peters, The Sunday Times

"Closer is a cool dark comedy of sexual desire and selfishness -- and the illusion of love." -John Heilpern, The New York Observer

"Marber seems to me to have the most assured sesnse for dramatic rhythm of any English playwright to have merged since Pinter." -Alastair Macaulay, The Financial Times

"A brilliant and bracingly adult new play ... Closer is both bruising and beautiful, shatteringly funny and devastatingly sad. ... Closer recalls that Noel Coward class [Private Lives]. But it's Coward laced with a nihilistic chill that derives from Beckett." -Charles Isherwood, Daily Variety