Nov 12, Anthony Shaffer, the British playwright whose jokey but chilling thriller ”Sleuth” ran for more than 2, performances in London’s West End and. Anthony Shaffer, the playwright who won a Tony Award for his delicious theatrical thriller, Sleuth, died of a heart attack in London Nov. 6. Oct 2, Anthony Shaffer’s meta-thriller is not so much an “ultimate game of cat-and- mouse” as an old mog prodding at its toy before settling down for a.
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There were a few unnecessary allusions to inappropriate things. I love the stories that pit an older man or woman against a younger one in this kind of head-to-head battle of wits with all the games being played and the hidden agendas on either side.
The back cover of this play promised many twists and turns in a satire style reminiscent of Agatha Christie, and boy did it deliver. So the last time I watched it, I decided I wanted to read it.
I liked the give-and-take of this one, and it wasn’t wholly predictable; however, Act 1 can be a little dry with the set up. Stick with the original. I, of course, pictured Michael Caine playing his part perfectly. Schedule of Upcoming and Announced Broadway Shows.
You can clearly see his Hatred for Milo-a gentlemen with good morals-for stealing away his wife. Nihill told Playbill On-Line that he will respect the wishes of Mr.
Bauers rated it really liked it Shelves: With his brother, he also wrote mystery novels. Nov 02, Maleen rated it really liked it. The dialog is both witty and telling, as the rich mystery writer Andrew Wyke confronts, in a civilized manner, his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle, a commoner and hair-dresser who may turn out to be more clever than Andrew anticipated.
And a good smirk I had too. I found this story intriguing as both characters fail to understand and continually underestimate each other.
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A look at the touring musicals and plays that may soon be coming to a city near you! It is a dramatic study of sexual conflict and jealousy between an older and a younger man; as well as a subtle psychological portrait of an inadequate and sexually-obsessed middle-aged man.
A story about humiliation, power and games. Want to Read saving…. And I haven’t been able to get my hands on the remake with Caine and Law so far but I’m going to find it because the screenplay was written by none other than Sleutj, and we all know how much I love him. Nancy Reilly rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Millennium Approaches Angels in America: Loved the movie, so wanted to read the play.
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Sleuth review – few thrills to be had in Shaffer’s outdated mystery
Bill Kershner rated it really liked it Aug 17, It was too short or there weren’t enough layers or something; I’m not sure what, it just felt incomplete to me and I was disappointed. Return to Book Page. How I would love to see them all. Sleuth Murderer Whodunnit Current and Upcoming National Tours. Whilst some of the interactions between the two men antyony similar, the film has roles for not just Wyke’s wife, but also his second, younger wife, the Tindle character’s object of desire, and the outcome for the characters is darker.
As a final tease, I offer the tag line from the poster for the original movie: Anthony Shaffer, the playwright who won a Tony Award for his delicious theatrical thriller, Sleuth, died of a heart attack in London Nov.
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It is a dramatic st Sleuth has all the ingredients of a top-class thriller, which it undoubtedly is – a plot whose twists and turns are breathtakingly audacious and fiendishly cunning; suspense and excitement galore; and a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller, mercilessly satirizing the genre at the same as using shafger technical devices to the full.
I read it in less than two days. To say more would contain terrible spoilers. Fast-paced, intriguing and engaging.
I loved the characters and I loved the thrilling mystery. I very much enjoyed reading Sleuth. How Doth the Little Crocodile? An excellent, twisty, turny plot. However, something was missing for me.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sleuth has all the ingredients of a top-class thriller, which it undoubtedly is – a plot whose twists and turns are aleuth audacious and fiendishly cunning; suspense and excitement galore; and a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller, mercilessly satirizing the genre at the same as using its technical devices to the full. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Wyke’s home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing.
This is another one that I think would be fabulous The back cover of this antbony promised many twists and turns in a satire style reminiscent of Agatha Christie, and boy did it deliver. Jan 21, Kiersten rated it it was amazing Shelves: The men are a verbally well-matched pair, sparring joyously with words, humiliating each other as they battle. The play is set in the Wiltshire manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer.
I need to see this, either the movie version I hear there are TWO adaptations of this for the screen, one done by Harold Pinter, of all folks! Sleuth was filmed by Joseph Mankiewicz, with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine in the leading roles, and this edition is fully illustrated with stills from the film, for which Anthony Shaffer wrote the screenplay. Especially the penis jokes!