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The blue room : freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's La ronde / by David Hare.

Hare, David, 1947- (Author). Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931 Reigen. (Added Author).


Arthur Schnitzler described Reigen, his loose series of sexual sketches, as "completely unprintable," and indeed its premiere in 1921 spurred an obscenity suit. It was only when Max Ophuls made his famous film in 1950 that the work became better known as La Ronde. Now David Hare has reset these circular scenes of love and betrayal in the present day, with a cast of two actors playing a succession of characters whose sexual lives enmesh like a daisy chain. The Blue Room is a meditation on men and women, sex and social class, actors and the theater. With deft insight about the gap between the sexes, The Blue Room takes the treacherous Freudian subject of projection and desire and reinvents it in a bittersweet landscape that is both eternal and completely up-to-date.

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  • ISBN: 080213596X
  • ISBN: 9780802135964
  • ISBN: 073940301X
  • ISBN: 9780739403013
  • Physical Description: 85 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1998.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Drama.

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