Neil labute credit ryan pfluger for the new york times what about girlfriends are then came the shape of things, which proved that he could write a play about a woman as hateful as the men in company. Information about the movie on drama, usa / france / uk, 2003, 96 min directed by neil labute starr. Play description how far would you go for love for art what would you be willing to change what price might you pay such are the painful questions explored by neil labute in the shape of things. How far would you go for love for art what concessions would you make what price would you be willing to pay such are the painful questions explored by neil labute in, the shape of things. The shape of things almeida at king's cross, london w hat is art does creation carry with it any moral responsibility these - and a host of other topics - are raised by neil labute in this tantalising two-hour play.
After last year's production of the award winning bash (see link below) at the almeida, neil labute's new play the shape of things, which the author directs, is a must-see. The shape of things by mark sells director neil labute is known for his dramas depicting cruel psychological games in his debut, in the company of men (1997), two men, tired of suffering miserable fates at the hands of women, concoct a scheme to boost their egos: they pick a. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for the shape of things (2003) - neil labute on allmovie - after a detour into lighter and more. The shape of things movie review the shape of things laura clifford : robin clifford but, there is a method to these changes as evelyn works on adam to alter the shape of things director/writer neil labute gives us a gender-bending version of his wicked debut film. Opening night of atyp 's rehearsed reading of neil labute's the shape of things was a huge success the post performance discussion posed questions such as.
Ben brantley reviews neil labute play the shape of things, which opens at promenade theater labute directs photo of rachel weisz and paul rudd (m. The shape of things is a 2001 play by american author and film director neil labute and a 2003 american romantic drama film it premi red at the almeida theatre, london in 2001 with paul rudd as adam, rachel weisz as evelyn, gretchen mol as jenny, and fred weller as phillip. The shape of things by neil labute - book cover, description, publication history. In her previous re-view, stevi costa promised an intellectual contemplation about the body, art, and performance lo and behold, here's a look at neil labute's the shape of things. Tony nominated for best play, reasons to be pretty continues a series that includes the shape of things, fat pig (a previous geffen playhouse hit) and reasons to be happy both neil labute productions play through august 31.
Labute, neil the shape of things london : faber and faber, 2001 print these citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style please use this display as a guideline and modify as needed. A startling dissection of cruelty and artistic creation from the author of in the company of men and your friends and neighborsin a modern version of adam's. The dramatist and director neil labute spoke at the london film festival about his adaptation of his own play the shape of things, and the tricks actors use to get a close-up here's a full transcript.
The shape of things, written by neil labute and exceptionally directed by steve custer, is a brutally honest look at our modern roles in relationships and asks the question, where should society draw the line between art and life. 'labute takes us to shadowy places we don't like to talk about, sometimes even to think about' newsdayobsession with surface and secrets runs through this second collection of neil labute's work the shape of things peels back the skin of modern-day relationships to ask how far someone might. The shape of things (united states/france/united kingdom, 2003, 96 minutes, color, 35mm) directed by neil labute cast: unencumbered by convention but this is a neil labute film, and love in his work is the same kind of obsession that holds ex-wives hostages in trailer parks. In 2001 he wrote and directed the shape of things which premiered in london and starred paul rudd and rachel weisz in 2003, it was made into a film featuring the original cast and was directed by neil labute history of play. Labute's screen transfer of his 2001 play is a typically (and self-reflexively) viperish piece of work, a boy meets girl make-over movie less pygmalion than ver.