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Savages - Full Length Play, Drama

Savages

Christopher Hampton

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Full Length Play, Drama

10m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573615122

An English diplomat is kidnapped by guerrillas and kept in a cell while his ransom is negotiated. This passionately angry, bitterly cynical play veers from agitprop to high comedy as the publicity surrounding the murder of one diplomat and the slaughter of hundreds of Brazilain natives plays out on …

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Docudrama/Historic

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1970s, 1960s

Settings Of Play - Brazil, 1963 and Brazil, 1970-1971.

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Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TAGS

Politics, War

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

An English diplomat is kidnapped by guerrillas and kept in a cell while his ransom is negotiated. This passionately angry, bitterly cynical play veers from agitprop to high comedy as the publicity surrounding the murder of one diplomat and the slaughter of hundreds of Brazilain natives plays out on this complex and treacherous theatrical battlefield. From the author of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Savages originally permiered at the Royal Court Theatre on April 12, 1972 and was directed by Robert Kidd.

It was subsequently presented by the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on August 15, 1974 and was direcetd by Gordon Davidson.
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CASTING

10m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ALAN WEST
MRS. WEST
CARLOS EQUERDO
MARK CRAWFORD
AV INVESTIGATOR
ATAIDE PERRIRA
MAJOR BRIGG
THE REVD. ELMER PENNKUMI
INDIANS
GUERILLAS, ETC.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Christopher Hampton

Christopher James Hampton was born in England in 1946. While at Oxford University, he wrote about his experiences with adolescent homosexuality in the play When Did You Last See My Mother? The play moved from London's Royal Court Theatre to the Comedy Theatre, making Mr. Hampton the youngest modern playwright to debut in the West End. He then adapted the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses into both a ... view full profile

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