Your Friends and Neighbors

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ISBN 9780571197910 Format Paperback
9780571197910
Paperback
Published 15/02/1999 Length 112 pages
112

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Your Friends and Neighbors is another of Neil Labute's tales of men behaving badly towards women. His debut feature, In the Company of Men, was described by Variety as ' a dark, probing, trulydisturbing exploration of yuppie angst and male anxieties.' In Your Friends and Neighbors, male anxiety - and misogyny towards women - is again on show, but in this case the women give as good as they get and are not merely passive victims to the men's sexual narcissism. In the end,the men do get their just deserts. LaBute has been described as the new Kubrick and he writes with an ear for the complex nuancesof everyday speech.
Your Friends and Neighbors is another of Neil Labute's tales of men behaving badly towards women. His debut feature, In the Company of Men, was described by Variety as ' a dark, probing, trulydisturbing exploration of yuppie angst and male anxieties.' In Your Friends and Neighbors, male anxiety - and misogyny towards women - is again on show, but in this case the women give as good as they get and are not merely passive victims to the men's sexual narcissism. In the end,the men do get their just deserts. LaBute has been described as the new Kubrick and he writes with an ear for the complex nuancesof everyday speech.
  • About Neil LaBute

    Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He also attended the Sundance Institute's Playwrights Lab and is the Playwright-in- Residence with MCC Theatre in New York City.

    LaBute's plays include: bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Autobahn, Fat Pig (Olivier Award nominated for Best Comedy), Some Girl(s), This Is How It Goes, Wrecks, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, In a Dark Dark House, Reasons to Be Pretty (Tony Award nominated for Best Play) and The Break of Noon. In the spring of 2011 his play In a Forest, Dark and Deep premiered in London's West End. LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction which was published by Grove Atlantic.

    His films include In the Company of Men (New York Critics' Circle Award for Best First Feature and the Filmmaker Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things, a film adaptation of his play of the same title, The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral.

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