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Arrest, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Arrest, The

Lucienne Hill

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Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573605659

In a seedy, decadent kind of Grand Hotel are gathered a number of has beens. These include a man and a young man, a young married man and his wife, a band leader and the pianist he's sleeping with (when her son isn't spying on them), a policeman and others. Then Anouilh turns magician and starts tur…

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Full Length Play

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In a seedy, decadent kind of Grand Hotel are gathered a number of has beens. These include a man and a young man, a young married man and his wife, a band leader and the pianist he's sleeping with (when her son isn't spying on them), a policeman and others. Then Anouilh turns magician and starts turning time inside out. Suddenly, the young married woman becomes a grandmother the devastating mistress of the prince with whom the young married man runs off turns out to be a stinking slattern with thirty two cats and the time warp takes place with the other characters too. Revelations abound as a result. A play of splendid style and devastating aesthetic truth.
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7m, 5f

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Lucienne Hill

Lucienne Hill (1923 - 2012) became well-known for her for her translations of French dramatist Jean Anouilh. After a brief career as an actress of stage and screen, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her translation of The Waltz of the Toreadors, and won one in 1961 for the Broadway production of Anouilh's Becket. Ms. Hill was first commissioned to translate Anouilh at the behest of Laurence ... view full profile

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