Belleville

Belleville

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By (author) Assistant Professor of Film Studies Amy Herzog

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  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 211mm x 8mm | 45g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1559364572
  • ISBN 13: 9781559364577
  • Sales rank: 328,166

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"A quietly devastating play... Both a perceptive drama depicting the sudden fraying of a young marriage and a nail-biting psychological thriller... "Belleville" is among the most suspenseful plays I've seen in years." - Charles Isherwood, "New York Times" "Masterly... Among the new crop of young American playwrights, Herzog is in a class by herself." - Richard Zoglin, "Time" Abby and Zack, young American newlyweds, have abandoned a comfortable postgraduate life in the states for Belleville, a bustling, bohemian, multicultural Parisian neighborhood. But as secrets both minor and monumental are revealed, their fraught relationship begins to unravel. "Belleville" examines the limits of trust and dependency in a world where love can turn pathological and our most intimate relationships may not be what they seem. AMY HERZOG's plays include "4,000 Miles" (Pulitzer Prize finalist), "After the Revolution" and "The Great God Pan." Ms. Herzog is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Whiting Writers' Award, an Obie Award and the Helen Merrill Award for Aspiring Playwrights.

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Amy Herzog's plays include "After the Revolution" (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Lilly Award); "4000 Miles" (Lincoln Center Theater, Pulitzer Prize finalist, Obie Award for Best New American Play); "The Great God Pan" (Playwrights Horizons) and "Belleville" (Yale Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize). She has received commissions from Yale Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons. She is a recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Helen Merrill Award, the Joan and Joseph F. Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity and the "New York Times" Outstanding Playwright Award. She is a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, and an alumna of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Play Group at Ars Nova and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. She has taught playwriting at Bryn Mawr and Yale. She received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.