Koltes Plays: 1: Black Battles with Dogs, Return to the Desert, and Roberto Zucco

Koltes Plays: 1: Black Battles with Dogs, Return to the Desert, and Roberto Zucco

by Bernard-Marie Koltes
     
 

Bernard-Marie Koltès is "a classic of our time, who, since 1990 is the French author most performed abroad" (Le Monde)

"In Black Battles with Dogs the battles take place not only between individuals but also between societies, cultures, ideologies. Return to the Desert enacts a conflict that is to do with ownership: Adrien and Mathilde (brother and

Overview

Bernard-Marie Koltès is "a classic of our time, who, since 1990 is the French author most performed abroad" (Le Monde)

"In Black Battles with Dogs the battles take place not only between individuals but also between societies, cultures, ideologies. Return to the Desert enacts a conflict that is to do with ownership: Adrien and Mathilde (brother and sister) fight about who can lay claim to the family property, the last play Roberto Zucco pits the outlaw Roberto Zucco against the whole of law-abiding society" (David Bradby, Royal Holloway, London University)
Koltes's plays present a vision of the harsh realities of late twentieth-century life, influenced by Genet and Fugard, combined with a formal approach to dramatic dialogue in the French classical tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413702401
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Contemporary Dramatists Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Berard-Marie Koltes was born in 1948 in Metz. He lived in New York in 1968, enrolled as a member of the communist party in 1974 and was treated for drug addiction in 1976. He is the author of plays including Return to the Desert, Black Battles with Dogs, and Roberto Zucco. He died of Aids in 1989.

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