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Notes on a Scandal

Patrick Marber
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571236107
Date Published
07.12.2006
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Summary

This unsettling black comedy about private passion and public shame is based on Zoe Heller’s acclaimed novel, adapted for the screen by celebrated dramatist Patrick Marber (Closer).

When art teacher Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) arrives at a London comprehensive she catches the keen eye of her older colleague Barbara Covett (Judi Dench). Barbara is not the only one drawn to Sheba, who then begins an illicit affair. Barbara is the keeper of Sheba’s secret, but can she be trusted?

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Patrick Marber was born in London in 1964. He began his career as a writer in 1986. He co-wrote and appeared in a number of radio and television programmes including The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You and, more recently, BBC R4’s Bunk Bed (with Peter Curran). In 1995 his first play Dealer’s Choice premiered at the National Theatre…

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