Writer: yasmina reza (translated by christopher hampton) director: ellie jones (original director matthew warchus) reviewer: joan phillips you can make what you want out of yasmina reza's short play, art is it a play about contemporary art commentary is it about relationships between middle-aged. Review this is not some irrelevant fringe production it is a major intervention in the cultural debate of the country by people who are keen to keep the reactionary tides running it is probably the most sustained attack on modernism yet seen on the british stage, and it represents a stern challenge to the brilliant success. It's an understandable attraction as yasmina reza's literate yet economic script has three meaty roles and this revival features all of the original london creative team photos: tristram kenton 1 of 7 paul ritter as marc and rufus sewell as serge unlock the frustrations of their characters with the efficiency. Art – yasmina reza there are few small plays that stay with the audience as well as yasmina reza's art ten years ago, when this french play first appeared in christopher hampton's translation at the west end, the stellar cast consisted of albert finney, tom courtenay and ken stott and yet, the. “art,” yasmina reza's commercial hit that won the 1998 tony award, is a canapé for theatergoers who haven't the appetite for a whole meal less than 90 minutes in length, this urbane french comedy is elegantly drawn yet utterly evanescent — as superficially tantalizing as the soft bristles of a makeup. Rufus sewell stars in yasmina reza's long-running, award-winning three-way bromance 'art,' returning to london in this anniversary revival from matthew warchus, who first directed it 20 years ago. Intrepid theatre co opens a funny and sharp production of the yasmina reza play art.
This is an elegant production of an elegant play it's very funny and it's very french at around 90 minutes with no interval, art by yasmina reza has three actors on stage the whole time and it's quick fire debate. Rufus sewell is poised and sleek in yasmina reza's tale of three friends and a very expensive white canvas. 561-567 the hudson review, inc knapp, b l (1999) oklahoma review world literature today, 73(1), 112 retrieved from mateo, m (2006) successful strategies in drama translation: yasmina reza's art translators' journal, vol 51, no 1, 2006. By yasmina reza translated by christopher hampton a gateway theatre production at the gateway theatre, on friday, february 7 continues until february 22 yasmina reza's “art”, which is peopled by three male french intellectuals, is funny and smart—and it keeps its distance serge, a well-off.
A curtainup review art by elyse sommer the acting, direction and staging are every bit as good as the hype that has preceded yasmina reza's canny comedy to the royale it was (and remains) a hit in paris it was (and remains) a hit in london, collecting two 1996 best comedy awards (olivier and evening standard. 20 years ago, a 90-minute, three-handed french play about a man buying an all- white painting became an enduring hit zippily translated by christopher hampton and refreshed by umpteen recasts, art ran in the west end for eight years and made the names of playwright yasmina reza and director.
'art' is a french-language play by yasmina reza that premiered in 1994 at comédie des champs-élysées in paris the play subsequently ran in london in 1996 and on broadway in 1998 contents [hide] 1 productions 2 overview 3 plot 4 awards and nominations 5 references 6 further reading 7 external links. Matthew warchus returns to yasmina reza's iconic play 20 years after it opened on the west end.
In “art,” conflict is in the eye of the beholder yasmina reza's tony award- winning play uncovers the differences — and the underlying insecurities — of a trio of friends through their mutual viewing of a controversial painting this briskly contentious, often surprisingly funny look at modern art and male. Reza writes brisk, brief, chic and cutting-edge: she attracts an elsewhere longed- for audience of the kind of rich, fashionable people you would otherwise now be more likely to see at an art-gallery private view or a starry charity fund-raiser than in a theatre () reza is intellectual theatre lite, and she has plugged in to an. Playwright yasmina reza hasn't crafted a discussion about art so much as peeled back the paper-thin layers to this friendship, and her sense of cadence, editorship and fun have earned her a clutch of awards (including a best play tony) for a 1994 piece that ran for 600 broadway performances and has. Amazoncom: yasmina reza: plays 1: art, life x 3, the unexpected man, conversations after a burial (contemporary classics (faber & faber)) ( 9780571221912): yasmina reza, christopher hampton: books.
Yasmina reza's 1994 comedy was the darling hit play of the 90s notching up long runs in the west end, broadway as well as a considerable life on uk tour artistic director of the old vic michael warchus has brought together the original creative team to present a new production some twenty years later,.
Yasmina reza's play art is about one man, serge, who buys a painting, and the reactions of his friends, marc and yvan, to his purchase marc's response is quite volcanic for him, serge's purchase of the painting threatens to wreck their friendship yvan tries to mediate the disaffection between serge and marc, often at. Alvin klein reviews production of yasmina reza's play art, directed by judd hirsch, at paper mill playhouse photo (m. I had trepidation about seeing a theatre show that was so ostentatious as to be named art that's one big call right there but it turns out french playwright yasmina reza's work, which showed at melbourne's gasworks theatre from 1 to 3 august, lives up to the title, pulling big philosophical punches one. Three men and a painting 'art' at the west windsor arts council is powerful, intimate, and funny by anthony stoeckert pegasus theatre project's staging of yasmina reza's “art” isn't just a terrific presentation of a funny and insightful play, it's an example of a creative team perfectly using a small, intimate.