? Mon ami Serge a achet? un tableau. C'est une toile d'environ un m?tre soixante sur un m?tre vingt, peinte en blanc. Le fond est blanc et si on cligne des yeux, on peut apercevoir de fins liser?s blancs transversaux. Mon ami Serge est un ami depuis longtemps. ?
« Mon ami Serge a acheté un tableau. C'est une toile d'environ un mètre soixante sur un mètre vingt, peinte en blanc. Le fond est blanc et si on cligne des yeux, on peut apercevoir de fins liserés blancs transversaux. Mon ami Serge est un ami depuis longtemps. »
In October I called it a minor classic. Let's change that to classic comedy, period.
...a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne...Reza is a fiendishly clever writer...'ART' sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen...
Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'.
...wildly funny, naughtily provocative...
That such a simple plot can throw up such profound and meaty ideas about the rules that dictate art and friendship is a real treat. Reza and Hampton have an acute ear for the idiocies, trivia and petty assaults that pepper the conversation between friends...The real pleasures come from Reza's creation of three beautifully defined, original characters...
Accomplished actors star in this slick, highly entertaining full production of Reza’s award-winning play. Three old friends—Serge (Balaban), Marc (Cox), and Yvan (Perry)—find themselves at odds when Serge purchases an exorbitantly expensive all-white painting. Drudging up old resentments, critiquing the white canvas and their personal relationships, and finally speaking to each other with complete candor, the three friends battle it out while exploring the value and meaning of art and friendship. The entire cast delivers stellar performances, with Cox offering a particularly memorable turn as the petulant Marc in a smart, stylish audiobook that’s a quick listen to boot. (Nov.)
Yasmina Reza, born in Paris in 1959, is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. Her first play, Conversations Après un Enterrement (Conversations After a Burial) won her the 1987 Molière Award for Best Author along with a Johnson Foundation Award and a SACD New Talent Award. Her other works for the theater include Art and The Unexpected Man, among others. She lives in Paris.