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(L'Etranger) The Outsider

by Albert Camus

Part of the Oberon Modern Plays Series

(L'Etranger) The Outsider Synopsis

Camus' sparse parable about the human condition is one of the great stories of the 20th Century, here adapted for the stage by Booker prize winner Ben Okri. A faceless man who can no longer pretend, Mersault commits a senseless murder under the glare of the Algerian sun. On trial he feels distanced from proceedings, he is castigated for not expressing remorse, for not crying at his mother's funeral, and is forced to confront the hypocrisy and injustice of society. In an age where we are being increasingly told what to feel, The Outsider is a blast of uncompromising honesty. Albert Camus, French novelist, essayist, philosopher and Nobel laureate, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th Century. Ben Okri, author of The Famished Road, is one of contemporary literature's most important writers. This adaption brings them together for a rare dramatisation of one of modern literature's most celebrated works.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786826657
Publication date: 14th September 2018
Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 136 pages
Categories: Theatre studies, Creative writing & creative writing guides, Theatre direction & production, Literary studies: plays & playwrights, Plays, playscripts,

About Albert Camus

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. In 1942, he published L'Etranger (The Outsider), now one of the most widely read novels of the 20th century. During the Second World War, Camus was active in resistance to the Nazis and directed an underground newspaper entitled Combat. His novels (The Plague, The Fall, A Happy Death, The First Man), essays (The Myth of Sisyphus, The Rebel), theatre plays (Caligula, The Misunderstanding, The Just Assassins, The State of Siege) and short stories (The Wrong Side and the Right Side, Nuptials, Summer, Exile and the Kingdom) grapple with the themes of absurd, rebellion and ...

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