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Five Finger Exercise: A Play

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Drama / 3m, 2f / Comp. Int. The first stage success from the author of Equus and Amadeus, this taut family drama centers on a young German student who, coming to England to tutor the daughter of well-to-do family is drawn into the various individual dramas of these fractured, isolated people. A powerful and absorbing drama. - New York Post
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Samuel French (first published 1959)
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Yan Kai
Tense, intense and amazing. I may or may not be in love with Clive.

Edit: I cannot give this a five anymore after reading Shrivings. I am sorry!
Stuart Aken
First performed in 1958, this is a play of its time. I’m not sure the modern generation would understand the subtleties of the upper middle class family and its seething social and class tensions. The addition of the German tutor as a fulcrum for change, so short a time after the war, would nowadays not have the power and relevance it must have had for an audience of the day. Of course, those of my own generation, and earlier, would appreciate these factors, but whether the play could be enjoyed ...more
Phillipe Bosher
One of the finest, darkest plays I've had the pleasure of reading.
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