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Tales from Hollywood

Christopher Hampton

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Full Length Play, Comedy

16m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573114335

"Both hilarious and tragic in the notion of the greatest literary brains in mid century Europe having to flee the dictatorship of Hitler only to end up as slaves to the altogether different dictatorship of the Warner Brothers." - Punch

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What if Odon von Horvath, the Austrian playwright who died before he got to Hollywood, actually made it to Tinseltown to meet up with the likes of Thomas Mann, Brecht, Garbo, the Marx Bros. and Jonny Weissmuller?
"Both hilarious and tragic in the notion of the greatest literary brains in mid century Europe having to flee the dictatorship of Hitler only to end up as slaves to the altogether different dictatorship of the Warner Brothers." - Punch

"The play is built around a series of interlocking tensions between the tragic innocence of America and the guilty awareness of the Europeans...I felt as if I was seeing a play that took a fascinating slice of cultural history and transmuted it into the complexity of art." - London Guardian

"Enormous fun results from the culture clash." - London Daily Telegraph

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Christopher Hampton

Christopher James Hampton was born in England in 1946. While at Oxford University, he wrote about his experiences with adolescent homosexuality in the play When Did You Last See My Mother? The play moved from London's Royal Court Theatre to the Comedy Theatre, making Mr. Hampton the youngest modern playwright to debut in the West End. He then adapted the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses into both a ... view full profile

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