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Neil LaBute
Stage and Cinema


Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre

  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521882545

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About the Authors
  • Neil LaBute is one of the most exciting new talents in theatre and film to have emerged in the 1990s. Influenced and inspired by such writers as David Mamet, Edward Bond and Harold Pinter, he is equally at home writing for the screen as for the stage, and the list of films he has written and directed includes The Wicker Man (2006), Possession (2002) and In the Company of Men (1998). As a playwright, screenwriter, director, and author of short stories, he has staked out a distinctive, and disturbing, territory. In the first full-length study on LaBute, Christopher Bigsby examines his darkly funny work which explores the cruelties, self-concern and manipulative powers of individuals who inhabit a seemingly uncommunal world. Individual chapters are dedicated to particular works, and the book also includes an interview with LaBute, providing a fascinating insight into the life of this influential and often controversial figure.

    • The first full-length study of one of America's foremost young playwrights and filmmakers
    • Includes an in-depth interview with Neil LaBute, offering a fascinating insight into the writer's life
    • Covers LaBute's work to date, with whole chapters dedicated to individual works
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'As LaBute continues to write and direct Neil LaBute: Stage and Cinema will be a resource for scholars, actors, directors, and enthusiasts seeking to understand the thematic and stylistic evolution and creative process of this multitalented theatre, film, and literary artist.' The Journal of Theatre Survey

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521882545
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.576kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Bash: a gaggle of saints
    3. In the company of men
    4. Your Friends & Neighbors
    5. The shape of things
    6. The Mercy Seat
    7. The Distance From Here
    8. Seconds of Pleasure
    9. autobahn
    10. Fat Pig and This Is How It Goes
    11. Nurse Betty, Possession, The Wicker Man
    12. Some Girl(s) and Wrecks
    13. An interview with Neil LaBute.

  • Author

    Christopher Bigsby, University of East Anglia
    Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia.

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