Closer: A Play (Paperback)
New York Dram Critc's Circle Award for Best Foreign Play
Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy
London Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
Time Out Award for Best West End Play
The award-winning play of love and betrayal that was the inspiration for Mike Nichols' acclaimed film of the same name and starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Own.
In Closer, Patrick Marber has created a brilliant exploration into the brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Closer is being hailed as one of the best new plays of the nineties, and as the London Observer noted, it has wired itself into the cultural vocabulary in a way that few plays have ever done.
About the Author
Patric Marber was born in London. His first play, Dealer's Choice, premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London, in February 1995. It won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play. Closer premiered at the Royal National Theatre in May 1997. It won the EveningStandard Award for Best Comedy, the Critics' Circle Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play. In March 19999, Closer premiered on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Patrick Marber has also written extensively for television and radio, including After MIss Julie (BBC 1995).