Minetti (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)

Minetti (Oberon Modern Plays) By Thomas Bernhard, Tom Cairns (Translator), Peter Eyre (Translator) Cover Image
By Thomas Bernhard, Tom Cairns (Translator), Peter Eyre (Translator)
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Description


An Edinburgh International Festival production.

The lobby of a grand hotel, New Year's Eve. A snow storm rages. Minetti, a long-forgotten actor, arrives in great spirits to discuss his comeback as King Lear with a theatre director.

While he waits patiently in the hotel lobby, Minetti's obsessive personality reveals itself in a series of strange encounters with other guests. He rails against outrageous fortune and unfulfilled ambitions, often colliding with crowds of young hotel guests who frequently burst in to celebrate New Year's Eve. As with King Lear, the storm which rages outside reflects his turbulent emotions until he finally finds peace and resolution.

About the Author


Thomas Bernhard (1931 -1989) was an Austrian novelist, playwright and poet. Bernhard, whose body of work has been called 'the most significant literary achievement since World War II' is widely considered to be one of the most important German-speaking authors of the post-war era.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781783191840
ISBN-10: 1783191848
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
Pages: 72
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Plays