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The Mother and The Father

Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton’s acclaimed translations of Florian Zeller’s plays, The Mother and The Father, both of which were sensational hits when they were first staged in Britain in 2015 and 2014 respectively.

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£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571327256
Date Published
28.05.2015
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Summary

The Mother
Anne loved the time in her life when she prepared breakfast each morning for her two young children. Years later, spending hours alone, Anne convinces herself that her husband is having an affair. If only her son were to break-up with his girlfriend. He would return home and come down for breakfast. She would put on her new red dress and they would go out.

The Mother, in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, and premiered in May 2015. Florian Zeller’s The Mother was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2011.

The Father

‘A wonderfully peculiar, quietly stunning depiction of dementia… A controlled, unforgettable portrait of losing your memory.’ Times

‘A vivid, lucent translation by Christopher Hampton.’ Observer

‘One of the most acute, absorbing and distressing portraits of dementia I’ve ever seen.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge.’ Guardian

The Father, in this English translation by Christopher Hampton, was commissioned by the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath and premiered in October 2014. The production transferred to the Tricycle Theatre, London, in May 2015. Florian Zeller’s The Father was awarded the Moliere Award for Best Play 2014.

FlorianZeller

Florian Zeller is a French novelist and playwright. He won the prestigious Prix Interallié in 2004 for his third novel, Fascination of Evil. His plays include L’Autre, Le Manège, Si tu mourais, nominated for a Globe de Cristal, Elle t’attend and La Vérité. La Mère (The Mother, Molière Award for Best Play in 2011) and Le Père (The Father, Molière…

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