When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

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ISBN
9780571353965
Published
17/01/2019
9780571353965
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
96

About the Book

Go on then: lock the doors and see what happens. Show me how much power you really have.

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.

Using Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela as a provocation, six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance.

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other premiered at the National Theatre, London, in January 2019.

Go on then: lock the doors and see what happens. Show me how much power you really have.When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other breaks through the surface of contemporary debate to explore the messy, often violent nature of desire and the fluid, complicated roles that men and women play.Using Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela as a provocation, six characters act out a dangerous game of sexual domination and resistance.When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other premiered at the National Theatre, London, in January 2019.
  • Martin Crimp

    Martin Crimp was born in 1956. His plays include Three Attempted Acts (1985), Dealing with Clair (1988), Play with Repeats (1989), No One Sees the Video (1991), Getting Attention (1992), The Treatment (1993, winner of the John Whiting Award), Attempts on her Life (1997) and The Country (2000). He has translated or adapted work by Ionesco (The Chairs, 1997), Genet (The Maids, 1999) and Moliere (The Misanthrope, 1996).His work in the UK has been produced by the Orange Tree Theatre, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, the RSC, the Young Vic and the Royal Court, where he was writer-in-residence in 1997. In New York his work has been seen at the Public Theater and the Classic Stage Company, as well as on Broadway.

“Crimp’s dialogue, and their pin-sharp performances, are constantly mutating . . . the writing constantly intrigues, while also being surprisingly just quite fun.”
- Independent
“Together, Mitchell and Crimp complicate the power dynamics, weaving a web of gender relations, seniority, authorship and financial clout. Brandishing a sandwich in one hand and a strap-on in the other, "When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other" begs the most slippery questions of consent.”
- Variety

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