DOI: 10.5040/9780571285822.00000005
Acts: 2. Scenes: 12. Roles: Male (9) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

Paris in the late 1800s: the place for artists and romantics. Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, two of the greatest French poets, embark upon a near fatal affair that sparks questions about love, poetry and the importance of present experience.

Christopher Hampton’s historical play takes a close and very human look at the two world-famous poets, exploring the power of art and the nature of creativity, questioning how much of oneself one should give – both to one’s craft and to the person one loves.

Total Eclipse premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1968.

From Christopher Hampton Plays 1


Faber and Faber

Christopher Hampton

ISBN: 9780571178346

Series: Faber Drama

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