Yasmina Reza and Florian Zeller : The Art of Success

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary European Playwrights
EditorsMaria M. Delgado, Bryce Lease, Dan Rebellato
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter14
Pages261-276
ISBN (Electronic)9781315111940
ISBN (Print)9781138084223, 9781138084216
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2020

Abstract

This chapter reflects on Yasmina Reza and Florian Zeller’s contribution to contemporary European dramaturgy. It begins by anchoring the writing careers of Reza and Zeller within French theatre history and discourse. The chapter draws out the specific features of their writing in order to investigate their significance on the European stage. Reza and Zeller’s works have been deemed (and proven to be) performable on the British stages because of their broadly naturalist traits and their focus on pan-European issues (couples in crisis, interpreting art, memory, and domestic politics). Moreover, it is certainly the case that success breeds success. Hampton felt a strong affinity with Reza’s work, but it was its success during its Paris run that opened the door to its translation to the London stage. Indeed, both playwrights have arguably enjoyed greater success and renown outside of their own countries; translators, directors, and casts from around Europe have been the mediators of this achievement.

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Yasmina Reza and Florian Zeller : The Art of Success. / GLYNN, Dominic .

Contemporary European Playwrights. ed. / Maria M. Delgado; Bryce Lease; Dan Rebellato. Routledge, 2020. p. 261-276.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review