9780571212460

The Shape of Things A Play

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  • ISBN13:

    9780571212460

  • ISBN10:

    0571212468

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-15
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Summary

How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? Which price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil Labute in The Shape of Things. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friends' engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships, exposing the raw meat and gristle that lie beneath. The world premiegrave;re of The Shape of Things was presented at the Almeida, London, in May 2001.

Author Biography

Neil Labute is the author of In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbours, and Bash.

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"LaBute meticulously plans that the shocking, climatic revelations should cast dark light upon his apparently average people." --Nicholas de Jongh, The Standard
 
"LaBute's great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying." --John Lahr, The New Yorker
 
"A piece whose intricate layers of treachery are worthy of David Mamet." --Paul Taylor, The Independent

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