The Talented MR Ripley

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The Talented MR Ripley


By Phyllis Nagy; Phyllis Nogy; Patricia Highsmith

Methuen Publishing, Paperback, 9780413732200, 112pp.

Publication Date: February 8, 1999


The first stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's famous crime novel

TomRipley is a criminal with an ambiguous past. He is sent to Italy by awealthy financier to try and coax home the rich man's son. In theprocess Ripley becomes both attracted and seduced, finding the murderthe only way to deal with the situation. From that point Ripley triesto cover up his crime. Patricia Highsmith's beguiling tale of moralityand amorality is given a dramatic rendering by contemporary dramatistPhyllis Nagy, who knew Highsmith in her later years in Paris.

"Eachplay I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she is thefinest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Financial Times)

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921 1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.