Rameau's Nephew (Paperback)
Samuel French, Inc., 9780573692369, 54pp.
Publication Date: February 2, 2011
Denis Diderot, Translated and adapted by Shelley Berc and Andrei Belgrader
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.