The Talented Mr Ripley: Play

Paperback | February 8, 1999

byPatricia Highsmith, Phyllis Nagy

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

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

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

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The first stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's famous crime novel Tom Ripley is a criminal with an ambiguous past. He is sent to Italy by a wealthy financier to try and coax home the rich man's son. In the process Ripley becomes both attracted and seduced, finding the murder the only way to deal with the situation. From that point ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:February 8, 1999Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0413732207

ISBN - 13:9780413732200

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'Nagy's adaptation is dreamlike; scenes blur, and the players in Ripley's psychotic game - all of them, as far as he's concerned, dispensable - loom like grotesque caricatures.'