Writing for Nothing

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ISBN 9780571354009 Format Paperback
9780571354009
Paperback
Published 17/01/2019 Length 240 pages
240

About Book

Martin Crimp’s Writing for Nothing collects texts written over the last thirty years. Included here are short plays, unmistakably the work of the internationally acclaimed author of Attempts on Her Life; texts for opera, beginning with the modern masterpiece Written on Skin, created with composer George Benjamin; and two stories that provide a new perspective on Crimp, revealing a writer capable of bringing all of his brilliance to prose.
Unsettling, elegant and incisive, Writing for Nothing is a vibrant and varied anthology, celebrating a writer with a rare talent for illuminating the power structures behind our everyday world.

Martin Crimp’s Writing for Nothing collects texts written over the last thirty years. Included here are short plays, unmistakably the work of the internationally acclaimed author of Attempts on Her Life; texts for opera, beginning with the modern masterpiece Written on Skin, created with composer George Benjamin; and two stories that provide a new perspective on Crimp, revealing a writer capable of bringing all of his brilliance to prose. Unsettling, elegant and incisive, Writing for Nothing is a vibrant and varied anthology, celebrating a writer with a rare talent for illuminating the power structures behind our everyday world.
  • About 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.

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