"Reza holds the mirror up to bourgeois hypocrisy withthe savage indignation of a born satirist", Guardian. "A triumph! Brilliantly translated by Christopher Hampton", Daily Express.
About the Author
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
, Tales from Hollywood
, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
, White Chameleon
and The Talking Cure
. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Molière, von Horváth, Chekhov and Yasmina Reza (including Art
and Life x 3
). His television work includes adaptations of The History Man
and Hotel du Lac
. His screenplays include The Honorary Consul
, The Good Father, Dangerous Liaisons, Mary Reilly, Total Eclipse
, The Quiet American, Carrington, The Secret Agent
and Imagining Argentina,
the last three of which he also directed, and A Dangerous Method
, based on his play The Talking Cure. Appomattox
was first presented on the McGuire Proscenium Stage of the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, USA, in September 2012 as the centrepiece of a major retrospective of his plays and films.