Yasmina Reza: Plays 1: Art, Life X 3, the Unexpected Man, Conversations After a Burial

Yasmina Reza (Author) Christopher Hampton (Translator)
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Description

Now in one volume, the works of "the most successful international playwright of her generation" (Vogue).

Yasmina Reza's plays reflect the razor sharp wit, social commentary, and impeccable comedic timing that have earned the praise of critics throughout the world, none more so than the Tony Award-winning Art, an eccentric and clever play of ideas that took the American theater community by storm. In this sly critique of contemporary relationships, Reza skillfully picks apart the friendship of three men via a bowl of olives and a white-on-white painting. Now translated into more than 30 languages, Art continues to be performed worldwide, even as Reza's other plays have garnered similar acclaim. Life x 3, Reza's most recent offering, again highlights her satirical wit as two couples face off in three different versions of the dinner from hell. Praised as "compact, cool and clever" by Christopher Isherwood of Variety, Reza uses the acidic exchanges of her characters to illuminate their inner desire for love and acceptance. Also included in this edition are two earlier plays, The Unexpected Man and Conversations After a Burial. Each elucidates the startling difference between public and private life, be it in the confines of a train compartment or a country estate in the aftermath of a loved one's passing.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
July 30, 2005
Pages
268
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780571221912
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About the Author

Yasmina Reza is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She lives in Paris.

Reviews

"One of the most musical and psychologically acute playwrights." --Financial Times