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"The Talented Mr Ripley" By Phyllis Nagy

"The Talented Mr Ripley"
by Phyllis Nagy

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This is the text of the play by Phyllis Nagy, "The Talented Mr Ripley", written in the 1990s.
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"The Talented Mr Ripley" Summary

"The Talented Mr Ripley": Play: v. 1 by Phyllis Nagy

The first stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's famous crime novelTom 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 Talented Mr Ripley" Reviews

'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.' Sam Marlowe, The Times, 22.9.10 'it often feels as if there is a tension in Phyllis Nagy's hugely intelligent adaptation between the mechanics of murder and the metaphysics.' Lyn Gardner, Guardian, 23.9.10 'The play [...] is cunningly planned, with details accruing until we realise taht the whole thing is taking place in Ripley's mind's eye.' Maxie Szalwinska, Sunday Times, 3.10.10

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"The Talented Mr Ripley": Play: v. 1 by Phyllis Nagy
Phyllis Nagy
Screen and Cinema
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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