Koltes Plays: 2: Sallinger, Night Just Before the Forests, Quay West, and In the Solitude of Cotton Fields

Koltes Plays: 2: Sallinger, Night Just Before the Forests, Quay West, and In the Solitude of Cotton Fields

by Bernard-Marie Koltes, Bernard-Marie Koltc(s
     
 

A second collection of plays by the legendary French contemporary playwright

IN THE SOLITUDE OF COTTON FIELDS (1987) is an extraordinary duologue between two men who meet randomly on the street and who find themselves locked in a struggle between life and death; QUAI OUEST and SALLINGER are both set in America and provide extraordinarily prescient insight into

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A second collection of plays by the legendary French contemporary playwright

IN THE SOLITUDE OF COTTON FIELDS (1987) is an extraordinary duologue between two men who meet randomly on the street and who find themselves locked in a struggle between life and death; QUAI OUEST and SALLINGER are both set in America and provide extraordinarily prescient insight into America's relationship with outsiders. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FORESTS is a soul-searching monologue addressed to an unseen audience whose identity is never fully discovered, although it is constantly in question.

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“A creator of a mythology of the underworld, a champion of the underdog and the lone wolf, and a pioneer of a wholly new style of dramatic writing” —The Times

“A classic of our time, who, since 1990, is the French author most performed abroad” —Le Monde

The Times

A creator of a mythology of the underworld, a champion of the underdog and the lone wolf, and a pioneer of a wholly new style of dramatic writing
Le Monde

A classic of our time, who, since 1990, is the French author most performed abroad

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413773753
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Contemporary Dramatists Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author


Berard-Marie Koltès 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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