The Speculator and The Meeting (Modern Plays) by David Greig,Lluïsa Cunillé,John London

By David Greig,Lluïsa Cunillé,John London

performs approximately cultural identification from Scotland and Catalonia, which obtained their English-language premières in August 1999 on the Royal Lyceum Theatre as a part of the Edinburgh overseas pageant in Traverse Theatre corporation productions


The Speculator is determined in Paris in 1720. The French playwright Pierre Marivaux is enjoying video games with love and likelihood. Europe is in chaos. And John legislations, a Scot from Edinburgh, is the richest and strongest guy on this planet. He upsets order and alters the worth of cash. How lengthy can his impression final? David Greig's new play is a rambunctious gown drama that toys with historical past and questions no matter if mind's eye can, or should still, overcome fact. a few occasions within the play are actual. the remainder is concept. The assembly, translated by means of John London, follows a string of likelihood encounters. A businessman on a trip crosses paths and stocks his existence with these of passing strangers. An outdated guy is confident there's buried treasure within the urban park. A watchmaker talks to him approximately time. a tender guy and a vacationer converse in their discontent. Shared pasts and customary wants create an online of complexity in Luisa Cunillé's not easy new play, turning random conferences into rendezvous with destiny.

"David Greig is the main regularly attention-grabbing, prolific and artistically formidable author of his new release" (Scotsman); "Frequently in comparison to Harold Pinter...Cunillé has found a different variety" (ABC, Madrid)

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