Closer

Closer

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by Patrick Marber
     
 

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In Closer, Patrick Marber has created a brilliant exploration into the brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Closer is being hailed as one of the best new plays of the nineties, and as the London Observer noted, it "has wired itself into theSee more details below

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In Closer, Patrick Marber has created a brilliant exploration into the brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Closer is being hailed as one of the best new plays of the nineties, and as the London Observer noted, it "has wired itself into the cultural vocabulary in a way that few plays have ever done."

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"Love and sex are like politics: it's not what you say that matters, still less what you mean, but what you do. Patrick Marber understands this perfectly, and in Closer he has written one of the best plays of sexual politics in the language: it is right up there with Williams' Streetcar, Mamet's Oleanna, Albee's Virginia Woolf, Pinter's Old Times and Hare's Skylight."—The Sunday Times

"Patrick Marber's searing follow-up to Dealer's Choice establishes him as the leading playwright of his generation."— Independent on Sunday
NY Magazine
CLOSER is a sad, savvy, often funny play that casts a steely, unblinking gaze at the world of relationships and lets you come to your own conclusions...CLOSER does not merely hold your attention; it burrows into you.
Variety
...a brilliant and bracingly adult new play from London...bruising and beautiful, shatteringly funny and devastatingly sad. The play's dialogue has a raw emotionality rarely heard in art or life. It cuts like broken glass...full of bitter, intelligent, unvarnished truth.
Newsweek Magazine
A powerful, darkly funny play about the cosmic collision between the sun of love and the comet of desire.
NY Observer
In its cutting contemporary picture of sexual desire and emotional failure, CLOSER is a brilliantly unusual virtual reality that rings true. The best new play on Broadway.
Independent on Sunday

Patrick Marber's searing follow-up to Dealer's Choice establishes him as the leading playwright of his generation.
Sunday Times

Love and sex are like politics: it's not what you say that matters, still less what you mean, but what you do. Patrick Marber understands this perfectly, and in Closer he has written one of the best plays of sexual politics in the language: it is right up there with Williams's Streetcar, Mamet's Oleanna, Albee's Virginia Woolf, Pinter's Old Times and Hare's Skylight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713683295
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Student Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.55(d)

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