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Treats - Full Length Play, Drama

Treats

Christopher Hampton

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573114588

In the enclosed, insulated world of a London flat the only intrusion into which is a brief outburst of demonstrators' voices against the Home Secretary who lives nearby are worked out the permutations and combinations of Ann and her two lovers. Dave, her previous companion, a journalist, has been aw…

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Full Length Play

Drama

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In the enclosed, insulated world of a London flat the only intrusion into which is a brief outburst of demonstrators' voices against the Home Secretary who lives nearby are worked out the permutations and combinations of Ann and her two lovers. Dave, her previous companion, a journalist, has been away and on returning finds that he has been replaced by Patrick, a conventional man of the office, amiable but dull. Though Ann rules the roost, she herself is weak enough to be unable to do without one of them; and in the end Dave is reinstalled and Patrick dismissed. But how long this will last is anybody's guess. In three of the nine scenes the stage is occupied by each of the three characters alone; so that a glimpse is afforded of their behavior during their unobserved and private moments, to be set against the pattern of their interchanging relationships.
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2m, 1f

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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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