Closer

Closer

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by Patrick Marber, Daniel Rosenthal
     
 

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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

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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."

Editorial Reviews

Independent on Sunday

Patrick Marber's searing follow-up to Dealer's Choice establishes him as the leading playwright of his generation.
The 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' Streetcar, Mamet's Oleanna, Albee's Virginia Woolf, Pinter's Old Times and Hare's Skylight.
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.
From the Publisher

“Patrick Marber's searing follow-up to Dealer's Choice establishes him as the leading playwright of his generation.” —Independent on Sunday

“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.” —Sunday Times

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)

Meet the Author


Patrick Marber was born in London. His first play, Dealer's Choice, premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in February 1995. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play. Closer premiered at the Royal National Theatre in May 1997. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Critics' Circle Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play. Closer premiered on Broadway in March 1999 where it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Howard Katz premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in September 2001. Patrick Marber has also written extensively for television and radio including After Miss Julie (BBC, 1995).

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Closer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Closer is a fantastic exploration of four strangers, who meet, fall in love, and destroy's one another's happiness. It's a haunting tale of love, lust, and selfishness. Brilliant, thrilling, and absolutely incredible.