The Stendhal Syndrome: Two Plays: Full Frontal Nudity and Prelude and Liebestod by Terrence McnallyThe Stendhal Syndrome: Two Plays: Full Frontal Nudity and Prelude and Liebestod by Terrence Mcnally

The Stendhal Syndrome: Two Plays: Full Frontal Nudity and Prelude and Liebestod

byTerrence Mcnally

Paperback | October 23, 2004

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The Stendhal Syndrome is named for the French novelist, who on a visit to Florence had such a visceral and physical reaction to its beauty that he wrote, I felt a pulsating in my heart. Life was draining out of me, while I walked fearing a fall." Now Terrence McNally, one of our most beloved playwrights, has crafted two stunning and witty plays about art and how it transforms us. Full Frontal Nudity explores the reaction of three American tourists to the perfection and beauty of Michelangelo's David. In Prelude and Liebstod, a renowned conductor watches his life unravel while conducting Wagner's musical masterpiece. With its world premiere in the winter of 2004 starring Frank Langella and Isabella Rossellini, The Stendhal Syndrome will join the ranks of important plays by this American master. "
Terrence McNally, a very popular American playwright of the 1990's, was born in 1939. His play "Love! Valour? Compassion!," a commentary on AIDS, received a Tony Award as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Another play, "Master Class," also earned...
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Title:The Stendhal Syndrome: Two Plays: Full Frontal Nudity and Prelude and LiebestodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.22 inPublished:October 23, 2004Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802141501

ISBN - 13:9780802141507

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