DOI: 10.5040/9780571285822.00000026
Scenes: 22. Roles: Male (10) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

An English diplomat, Alan West, is kidnapped by a political movement in Brazil and kept as a prisoner. Meanwhile, hundreds of Brazilian natives are being slaughtered in countless brutal ways – but the public’s focus is on one of these two atrocities only.

Hampton’s dark examination of human cruelty and willful ignorance was inspired by a Sunday Times article in 1969 recounting the systematic genocide of Brazil's Indians.

Savages premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1973.

From Christopher Hampton Plays 1

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Faber and Faber

Christopher Hampton

ISBN: 9780571178346

Series: Faber Drama

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