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The Visit : A Tragicomedy
by Friedrich Durrenmatt and Joe Agee


Overview - Friedrich Durrenmatt is considered one of the most significant playwrights of our time. During the years of the Cold War, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. In this ALTA National Translation Awardwinning new translation of what many critics consider his finest play, Joel Agee gives a fresh lease to a classic of twentieth-century theater.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Friedrich Durrenmatt is considered one of the most significant playwrights of our time. During the years of the Cold War, arguably only Beckett, Camus, Sartre, and Brecht rivaled him as a presence in European letters. In this ALTA National Translation Awardwinning new translation of what many critics consider his finest play, Joel Agee gives a fresh lease to a classic of twentieth-century theater. Durrenmatt once wrote of himself: I can best be understood if one grasps grotesqueness, and "The Visit" is a consummate, alarming Durrenmatt blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo. The play takes place somewhere in Central Europe and tells of an elderly millionairess who, merely on the promise of her millions, swiftly turns a depressed area into a boom town. But the condition attached to her largesse, which the locals learn of only after they are enmeshed, is murder. Durrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed and confronts the perennial questions of honor, loyalty, and community."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802144263
  • ISBN-10: 0802144268
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 115


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