Dealer's Choice

Dealer's Choice

by Patrick Marber
     
 

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Dealer's Choice premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in 1995 and subsequently transferred to the West End. It won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and, the Writers' Guild for Best West End Play.

"An exceptionally accomplished first play . . . though I know nothing about poker, I testify to the compulsive grip this play exerts and

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Dealer's Choice premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in 1995 and subsequently transferred to the West End. It won the 1995 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and, the Writers' Guild for Best West End Play.

"An exceptionally accomplished first play . . . though I know nothing about poker, I testify to the compulsive grip this play exerts and to the accumulation of meanings it ignites in your head."--Financial Times

"Patrick Marber's enthralling close-up of the demons which drive compulsive gamblers is among the finest new plays in many a year."--Daily Mail

Editorial Reviews

NY Post
...Marber—with his suggestions about life and, especially, fatherhood—plays out his dramatic hand with compelling skill, and DEALER'S CHOICE strikes me as a straight flush.
Time Out
...make tracks to DEALER'S CHOICE, Patrick Marber's wonderfully masculine, razor-sharp dissection of poker as life...It's a play that comes out swinging and never lets up—a witty, wisecracking drama that relentlessly probes the tortured souls of its six very distinctive...characters. CHOICE is a cutthroat pleasure that you won't want to miss.
Variety
Playwright Patrick Marber...plays his hand with the skill of a Vegas pro. DEALER'S CHOICE...is a neat...comic drama that gives its talented players ample opportunity to outbid one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413714909
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Modern Classics Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.33(d)

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