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Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse
Your Price: $15.00 CDN
Author: Christopher Hampton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 120
Pub. Date: 1996
ISBN-10: 0571178731
ISBN-13: 9780571178735

About the Screenplay:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

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.

Set in Paris in the late 1800s, Total Eclipse is the story of Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, two of France's greatest poets. Verlaine is a volatile alcoholic torn between his lovely yet conventional wife and the seductive, dangerous and brilliant Rimbaud, a young poet whose life and work is fuelled by an insatiable hunger for intense experience, unbounded by rules or consequences. Total Eclipse is the audacious, demanding and provocative story of a volatile romantic triangle and the lives it consumes. This screenplay is based on Christopher Hampton's highly successful stage play, originally written in 1967.

About the Screenwriter:

Christopher Hampton is a British playwright, screenwriter, director, producer, and a consummate translator and adaptor of novels. He is perhaps most famous for his play Les Liaisons Dangereuses (based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos), which won an Olivier Award in 1986. He adapted the play for film and won an Oscar for the screenplay. His theatre work includes the stage adaptation of Sunset Boulevard for Andrew Lloyd Webber, which received Tony Awards for both Book and Lyrics. He has translated a wide range of works including classics by Chekhov, Ibsen and Moliere as well as contemporary plays by Yasmina Reza and Florian Zeller. His long list of screenplays includes A Doll's House, The Good Father, Total Eclipse, and The Quiet American.