The Graduate

The Graduate

by Terry Johnson
     
 

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This is the first play adaptation of the classic novel and cult film. It premiered in April 2000 at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, starring Kathleen Turner as Mrs Robinson

California in the 60s. Benjamin's got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him… A cult novel, a

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This is the first play adaptation of the classic novel and cult film. It premiered in April 2000 at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, starring Kathleen Turner as Mrs Robinson

California in the 60s. Benjamin's got excellent grades, very proud parents and, since he helped Mrs Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him… A cult novel, a classic film, a quintessential hit of the 60s, now Benjamin's disastrous sexual odyssey is brought vividly to life in this world stage premiere production.
"Terry Johnson is that rare creature: a moralist with wit. He writes with responsible gaiety" (Guardian)

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Publishers Weekly - Audio
“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.” Those words, uttered by naïve college graduate Benjamin Braddock, haven’t been so compelling since Dustin Hoffman spoke them in the 1967 film adaptation of Webb’s novel. Now, Braddock’s famous line takes on new life via this full cast production from L.A. Theatre Works that infuses the classic tale with raw emotion and perfect comedic timing. Matthew Rhys delivers a standout performance as Braddock, making the role his own through an understated performance replete with subtle shifts in tone that will have listeners in stitches. The legendary Kathleen Turner is solid and reliable as always, capturing the flare and tenacity of Mrs. Robinson with the greatest of ease. This top-notch production is a fabulous listening experience. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580818209
Publisher:
LA Theatre Works
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Terry Johnson is the author and director of many plays, including Dead Funny, Hysteria, and Hitchcock Blonde. His plays have been performed all over Europe and the United States, and have won him many awards.

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