In Closer, Patrick Marber has created a brilliant exploration into the brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and . Closer plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and performance video clips. Patrick Marber. Based on the Play/Book/Film. Category. Play. Closer. Patrick Marber. Author bio(s). ISBN: Full Length, Drama “CLOSER is a sad, savvy, often funny play that casts a steely, unblinking.

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Okay, point taken and can somebody throat punch Jude Law. Dan talks with Anna and says that no one could identify Alice’s body and he is flying over to America to do so. Closer acting edition cover. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Retrieved from ” https: You don’t feel strung along. Sep 03, Brian McCann rated it really liked it. The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in studying acting, directing, scene design This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat Mar 06, Melanie rated it liked it.

Dan falls in love with Anna, though he is in a relationship with Alice, marbre left his former girlfriend for her. Patrick Marber Rufus Sewell reviews.

My son had to write a school paper on this play and he wanted me to read it, so I vloser better help proof his work. Show 25 25 50 All. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. If this sounds like your cup of tea, read it.


Closer is a play that knows it’s a play, and thinks it’s oh so very clever for figuring it out. A year later, Dan meets Anna, a photographer, they have sex and fall in love.

Closer by Patrick Marber – Harborough Theatre

I really want to be a playwright? Toggle navigation Choose Section. Return to Book Page. It received its Paris premiere on 22 December at the Theatre Fontainein a production based on a French translation by Pierre Laville and directed by Patrice Kerbrat. They chat, have sex. He has an almost childlike seriousness, and with his neon pale skin and intense eyes, resembles no one so much as Bud Cort in Harold and Maude.

Larry leaves as Dan arrives patrico he has patients to see. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Liked it a lot, with the exception of the ending. Closer is formed in the style of a drama, characteristically blending elements of classical tragedy, classical comedy, and melodrama.

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Published December 1st by Grove Press first published November 3rd But these elements blend with melodramatic plot twists—the four characters switch partners frequently, and their emotional statuses constantly fluctuate between high and low, in a series of reversals that build toward increasing tension. Click here to post your opportunity.

There’s little depth and too much pretension. There’s a lot of loaded comments about art, what people want from art, how art is nothing but a Big Fat Lie. While together, Alice tells Dan she doesn’t love him anymore and leaves.

Oliver Chris as Dan suggests a man conscious of his own inadequacies patrck a writer and of his capacity to destroy any potentially happy relationship. Sep 11, Shawn rated it really liked it Shelves: It cuts like broken glass…full of bitter, intelligent, unvarnished truth. A month after this, Pwtrick is late meeting Dan for dinner. While Anna is equally drawn to Dan, she marries a dermatologist, Larry, whom she guiltily betrays and who sporadically deceives her.


It starts with a meeting in a hospital between the waif-like Alice, nursing a minor injury, and Dan, a newspaper obituarist and would-be novelist. I enjoyed this play for its realism, its courage, and its witty dialogue. Marber’s got a way with words and his snarky British-isms, especially those spoken by Larry, are oh so ente I’m a sucker for a good play.

Meanwhile, Dan convinces Anna to carry on an affair with him. Amongst other roles, Marber portrayed the h Patrick Albert Crispin Marber is an English comedian, playwright, director, puppeteer, actor and screenwriter.

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I thought the 4 character play Closer was going to be more than it is – a slight comedic study of how two couples play games but never are intimate with each other, but not so.

You involve yourself in it; that’s how you become culpable in it. At Anna’s showing, Alice stands in front of her photo, looking at it; Dan is watching her. Never saw the play.