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Conversations after a Burial

Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

Conversations after a Burial by Yasmina Reza is a savage but richly comic play, exploring the intense pause between absence and the return to everyday existence, between loss and life.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571204410
Date Published
18.09.2000
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Summary

Simon Weinberg is dead. And, on a November morning, six people gather at his funeral – brothers and a sister, lovers and in-laws. Mourning allows them a special privilege and, for a few hours, they are isolated in another world under a lingering sun, in the shadow of the deceased.

Written by the winner of the award-winning Art, Conversations after a Burial is a savage but richly comic play which explores that ineffable moment of mourning, when the newly deceased is still almost palpable, the moment in which one can maintain the memory of a breath, the intense pause between absence and the return to everyday existence, between loss and life.

YasminaReza

Yasmina Reza is a French playwright and novelist, based in Paris, whose works have all been multi-award-winning, critical and popular international successes. Her plays, Conversations After a Burial, The Passage of Winter, Art, The Unexpected Man, Life x 3, A Spanish Play and The God of Carnage have been produced worldwide and translated into thirty-five languages. Novels include Hammerklavier, Une…

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