Rodney's Wife
Paperback, 288 pages ISBN: 9781559362788Publication Date:
1 Nov 2007
Size: 215mm x 136mm£15.99
First Staged:
Williamstown Theatre Festival, USA, 2004

Rodney's Wife

By Richard Nelson

Paperback £15.99

A study in dissolution by a leading American playwright who has written prolifically, and with fine detail, on the perplexities of everyday living.

A fading American actor in Rome for the filming of a 1960s spaghetti Western gathers with family and friends at a rented villa. Over the course of one booze-soaked summer night, jealousies and secrets are revealed that crumble the foundations of their relationships.

Inspired by Euripides, this is a tragedy of exiles who continue to need each other even as they push one another away.

Press Quotes

'A sharply etched study of dislocation, loneliness and sexual betrayal'

New York Times

'Nelson is a master of the quiet detail'

Newsday
Paperback, 288 pages ISBN: 9781559362788Publication Date:
1 Nov 2007
Size: 215mm x 136mm£15.99

Also by Richard Nelson:

The Cherry Orchard
The Seagull
A Month in the Country
The Inspector
Three Sisters (Chekhov/Nelson)
Strictly Dishonourable and other lost American plays
Illyria
Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites & Don Quixote
The Apple Family
The Gabriels

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