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Christopher Hampton Plays 1 Total Eclipse; The Philanthropist; Savages; Treats

by Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton Plays 1 Total Eclipse; The Philanthropist; Savages; Treats Synopsis

This first collection of Hampton's work includes The Philanthropist, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1970 and went on to become one of the Court's longest-running West End transfers. The volume also contains Treats, Savages and Hampton's deeply affecting drama about the relationship of the French poets Rimbaud and Verlaine, Total Eclipse.

Christopher Hampton Plays 1 Total Eclipse; The Philanthropist; Savages; Treats Press Reviews

The Philanthropist A wonderful evening, intellectually stimulating, touchingly sympathetic and gloriously, gloriously funny. -- Sunday Times Total Eclipse A fine play...A deeply affecting work, simply and directly expressed in a language which does not need to strive to achieve its poetic effects. -- Sunday Times Savages A play that delicately, and with cumulative power, transcribes Mr Hampton's sorrow and indignation at the gradual extinction of the Brazilian Indians, and his reluctant but inexorable disillusionment with freedom fighters and liberal champions of good causes. -- Sunday Times Treats Mr Hampton writes with wit, elegance and a strong sense of character...Thoughtful, thought-provoking and funny. -- Times Educational Supplement

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571178346
Publication date: 17th February 1997
Author: Christopher Hampton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts,

About Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, When Did You Last See My Mother? at the age of eighteen. Since then, his plays have included The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon, The Talking Cure and Appomattox. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Moliere, von Horvath, Chekhov, Florian Zeller (including The Father), Daniel Kehlman and Yasmina Reza (including Art and Life x 3). Musicals include Sunset Boulevard and Stephen Ward, both with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black. His television work includes adaptations of The History Man and Hotel du Lac. ...

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