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Total Eclipse

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A screenplay set in Paris in the late 1800s and featuring two celebrated poets. Paul Verlaine is a volatile alcoholic torn between his lovely yet conventional wife and the seductive and brilliant Arthur Rimbaud, whose life and poetry is fuelled by an insatiable hunger for intense experience.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Faber & Faber (first published December 12th 1982)
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Hampton's philosophical meditation on forbidden love and obsession is a delicate, complex character drama and a compelling romance. As gay theater goes, it's abnormally restrained and profoundly unflinching in its depiction of a marginalized relationship between two famous, prominent men who have chosen to reject the world as deeply as it has rejected them. Two really excellent roles for the right actors, it should get produced more often than it is, but the subject matter, which is so universal...more
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Christopher James Hampton CBE, FRSL is a British playwright, screen writer and film director. He is best known for his play based on the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses and the film version Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and also more recently for writing the nominated screenplay for the film adaptation of Ian McEwan's Atonement.

Hampton became involved in the theatre while studying German and French at...more
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