The Breath of Life
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BeschreibungLife being what it is, one dreams of revenge." Gauguin's epigram serves as the motto for this moral tale of two women, both in their sixties, whose lives are interwoven in ways neither of them yet understands. Madeline Palmer is a retired curator, living alone on the Isle of Wight. One day Frances Beale comes to her door, a woman she has met only once, who is now enjoying sudden success, late in life, as a popular novelist. The result is a surprising and profound meditation on what can emerge when a man's wife and mistress finally confront each other.
PortraitDavid Hare is the author of 30 full-length plays for the stage, seventeen of which have been presented at the National Theatre. They include Slag, The Great Exhibition, Brassneck (with Howard Brenton), Knuckle, Fanshen, Teeth 'n' Smiles, Plenty, A Map Of The World, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Bay At Nice, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence Of War, Skylight, Amy's View, The Blue Room (from Schnitzler), The Judas Kiss, Via Dolorosa, My Zinc Bed, The Breath Of Life, The Permanent Way, Stuff Happens, The Vertical Hour, Gethsemane, Berlin/Wall, The Power Of Yes and South Downs. His many screenplays for film and television include Licking Hitler, Wetherby, Damage, The Hours, The Reader, Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield. He has also written English adaptations of plays by Brecht, Gorky, Chekhov, Pirandello, Ibsen and Lorca.
Pressestimmen"David Hare has been described by The Times as 'Britain's leading contemporary playwright' and by the New York Post as 'one of the few major playwrights in our language'.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: FABER & FABER
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2003
Seitenanzahl: 93 Seiten