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Art

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3m

Christopher Hampton, Yasmina Reza

Art
by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

Serge has bought a modern painting for a huge sum of money. Marc hates it and cannot believe that a friend of his could possibly want such a work. Yvan attempts, unsuccessfully, to placate both sides. If your friendship is based on tacit mutual agreement what happens when one person does something completely different and unexpected?

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
Accolades
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  • Winner! Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy of the Year
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Serge has bought a modern painting for a huge sum of money. Marc hates it and cannot believe that a friend of his could possibly want such a work. Yvan attempts, unsuccessfully, to placate both sides. If your friendship is based on tacit mutual agreement what happens when one person does something completely different and unexpected? Art, winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy of the Year received its British premiere at Wyndham's Theatre, London in 1994 sarring Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken'stott.
Cast Attributes
M3 (30s-50s)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A room
  • Duration 90 minutes

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Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton became involved in theatre while studying French and German at Oxford University, and wrote a play in his first year.

The Royal Court's subsequent production was so successful that it transferred to the Comedy Theatre while he was still a student, making hi ...

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Yasmina Reza

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