Conversations after a Burial

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Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton

DOI: 10.5040/9780571285105.00000015
Scenes: 9. Roles: Male (3) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

Simon Weinberg is dead. And, on a November morning, six people gather at his funeral - brothers and a sister, lovers and in-laws. Mourning allows them a special privilege and, for a few hours, they are isolated in another world under a lingering sun, in the shadow of the deceased.

Conversations after a Burial is a savage but richly comic play which explores that ineffable moment of mourning, when the newly deceased is still almost palpable, the moment in which one can maintain the memory of a breath, the intense pause between absence and the return to everyday existence, between loss and life.

Conversations after a Burial premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in September 2000.

From Yasmina Reza Plays 1

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Faber and Faber

Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton

ISBN: 9780571221912

Series: Faber Drama

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