The Hamburg Plays

The Hamburg Plays

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This volume presents two plays written for Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg and not yet staged in English.

The Rest Will Be Familiar to You from Cinema rewrites Euripides' Phoenician Women. As Thebes braces itself for civil war, a group of terrifying young women wrest control of the action from the power-players of Greek myth.

'A brilliant new interpretation of Euripides' ancient drama.' Suddeutsche Zeitung

'Innovative and gripping theatre.' Hamburger Abendblatt

The Rest Will Be Familiar to You from Cinema was voted Best Foreign Play 2013 by Theatre heute magazine.

In Men Asleep, the late-night arrival of a younger couple at Julia and Paul's tasteful townhouse apartment exposes the fault line between generations and probes our assumptions about gender and power.

'A mysterious and disquieting "nocturne" about human relationships.' Die Welt

'Martin Crimp is less interested in deconstructing the bourgeoisie than in investigating the altered relations between men and women . . . The ending of his intelligent and entertaining play is ambiguous and potentially terrifying.' Der Freitag
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 125 x 198 x 11mm | 170g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571353983
  • 9780571353989
  • 608,269

About Martin Crimp

Martin Crimp was born in 1956. His plays include Three Attempted Acts (1985), Dealing with Clair (1988), Play with Repeats (1989), No One Sees the Video (1991), Getting Attention (1992), The Treatment (1993, winner of the John Whiting Award), Attempts on her Life (1997) and The Country (2000). He has translated or adapted work by Ionesco (The Chairs, 1997), Genet (The Maids, 1999) and Moliere (The Misanthrope, 1996).His work in the UK has been produced by the Orange Tree Theatre, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, the RSC, the Young Vic and the Royal Court, where he was writer-in-residence in 1997. In New York his work has been seen at the Public Theater and the Classic Stage Company, as well as on Broadway.
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