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The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs
     

The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs

by Simone Benmussa
 

Set in a big Dublin hotel of the mid-19th century, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs is a total theater creation. In it, we discover that Albert, the perfect waiter—who never drinks, smokes, or flirts with the chambermaids—is in fact a woman who once dressed as a man to avoid poverty and is now trapped in the role. Based on a short story by

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Set in a big Dublin hotel of the mid-19th century, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs is a total theater creation. In it, we discover that Albert, the perfect waiter—who never drinks, smokes, or flirts with the chambermaids—is in fact a woman who once dressed as a man to avoid poverty and is now trapped in the role. Based on a short story by George Moore, which was recently adapted into a major Hollywood film starring Glenn Close, Benmussa's story releases a string of disturbing questions about the nature of women and society and is one of the most powerful and groundbreaking plays of the 1970s.

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"The brilliant French writer/designer/director has been at pains to retain Moore's original innocence of vision, and the result is a work of art."  —Sunday Telegraph

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ISBN-13:
9781847495532
Publisher:
Alma Books
Publication date:
08/29/2012
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Simone Benmussa (1931-2001) was a stage director and French writer.

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