Close of Play

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DOI: 10.5040/9780571293926.00000035
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (5) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

'Close of Play is, I suppose, the darkest of Simon's plays. It was never appreciated by the critical fraternity, which failed to understand it for what it was – a radical exploration of poetic drama. Its range of operation, its sleight of hand, its command of varying modes of language, its use of monologue and chorus – all this moved far away from its ostensible naturalism. The character of Daisy was a wonderful one.' Harold Pinter

Close of Play was first performed in the Lyttelton auditorium of the National Theatre, London, on 24 May 1979.

From Simon Gray: Plays 3

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Faber and Faber

Simon Gray

ISBN: 9780571254880

Series: Faber Drama

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