DOI: 10.5040/9780571284344.00000004
Acts: 2. Scenes: 22. Roles: Male (15) , Female (8) , Neutral (0)

With the Austro-Hungarian dramatist Odon Von Horvath as our guide, Christopher Hampton's witty and erudite play takes us on a tour of the sun-soaked boulevards of 1940s Los Angeles. Taking in such improbable residents as Thomas and Heinrich Mann, Bertolt Brecht and the Marx Brothers amongst others, it brilliantly serves to open up a neglected chapter of American cultural history, as the wry and embittered European émigrés find themselves amidst the materialistic razzle-dazzle of Hollywood.

Tales from Hollywood premiered at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, 1982 and at the National Theatre, London, in 1983.

From Tales from Hollywood

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Faber and Faber

Christopher Hampton

ISBN: 9780571118830

Series: Faber Drama

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