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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Dec 26, Kellista rated it it was amazing. People do not like this play because it is reality in its truest form. They have an argument over Alice’s presentiment that Dan will leave her.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Though evocative of real happenings, the lack of physical detail in patrjck is meant to balance the verbal excess.

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In a review of the Broadway run in New York magazine, John Floser writes, “Marber tells his story in short, staccato scenes in which pqtrick unsaid talks as loudly as the said. Check out the movie, it’s an extremely honest and well acted adaptation. The play’s dialogue has a raw emotionality rarely heard in art or life. They’re all selfish, deceitful, conniving, and use sex to both enrich and destroy their lives.


The play has a disturbing, uncomfortable feel and The relationships shown here are partly about what men want and what women want but the discussion encompasses so much more.

It’s easy to see where the accusations of coldness come from. Again with the lying. All it amounts to is unrealistically well-spoken characters standing around in their metal-cage world making points just by saying them.

I enjoyed this play for its realism, its courage, and its witty dialogue. I thought the 4 character play Closer was going to be more than it is ;atrick a slight comedic study of how pqtrick couples play games but never are intimate with each other, but not so.

I could read and watch this play over and over again Refresh and try again.

Talking to him, one does feel somewhat alienated, primarily because he is smarter than most people. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. D oes it still resonate?

Closer review – Patrick Marber’s play is as powerful and pertinent as ever

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Enough people like me. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. I just felt like I was watching a cast of boring insufferables doing what boring insufferables will do: Forget about the sex, it’s about a girl wanting to be loved.


The younger Alice paints a pathetic picture of Larry’s emotional state and gleans from Anna that Dan still calls out for “Buster” Alice’s nickname in his sleep. Closer is being hailed as one of the best new plays of the nineties, and as the London Observer noted, it “has wired itself into the cultural vocabulary in a way that few plays have ever done.

Is that how singles are these days? Write something that might survive.

Even when it got dramatic, it was no different from a Mamet play. See all upcoming theatre performances.

A young man, Dan, takes a young woman to hospital after she has been hit by a taxi; they flirt as they wait for the doctor to attend to her bloodied knee. In this, Marber moves the action to Britain inat the time of the Labour Party’s victory in the general election, with Miss Julie as the daughter of a Labour peer.

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