Rameau's Nephew (Paperback)

By Shelley Berc, Andrei Belgrader, Denis Diderot (Based on a Book by)

Samuel French, Inc., 9780573692369, 54pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2011

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Description

Denis Diderot, Translated and adapted by Shelley Berc and Andrei Belgrader

Comic Dialogue

Characters: 2 male

Simple Interior Set

The two characters in this amazing, almost theatre of the absurd play are an aloof 18th century philosopher and a callow youth who happens to be the nephew of a great French court composer. The young man has recently offended his rich patron and been cut loose. The philosopher maintains that he should swallow his pride and beg forgiveness. As they argue, this tour de force becomes more and more manic.

"It has the charm of Amadeus, the irony of Shaw.... The whole evening is one to be seen, savored and treasured." -New York Post.

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