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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Christopher Hampton

Les Liaisons Dangereuses is Christopher Hampton’s masterful adaptation for the stage of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s famous novel, about the conspiracy to corrupt a young girl barely out of her convent. Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1986.

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Paperback
ISBN
9780571327904
Date Published
17.12.2015
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Summary

The scandalous reputation of Laclos’s novel, first published in 1782, is based on its chilling portrayal of the mannered decadence and sexual cynicism of the French aristocracy in the last years of the ancien regime. Christopher Hampton has made a masterful adaptation for the stage of the conspiracy to corrupt a young girl barely out of her convent.

Les liaisons dangereuses was premiered by Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, on 24 September 1985, and won Christopher Hampton the Evening Standard Award for Best Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1986.

ChristopherHampton

Christopher Hampton was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, When Did You Last See My Mother? at the age of eighteen. Since then, his plays have included The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon, The Talking Cure and Appomattox. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov, Florian Zeller…

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