One of the drama peeps working at the Royal Court Theatre in London recommended reading Martin Crimp's play, "Attempts on her life,' as an example of abstract theatre. So, being the bargain hunter I am, I bought his collection; costing only slightly more for a few more plays. It was - by far - one of the best investments I ever made. This dude is seriously on fire! He is witty, smart, funny, serious, political, playful...- and he understands human nature very, very well.
'Attempts on her life' is cleverly written - amazingly entertaining - and very strange!!
'The misanthrope' is just stunning - the dialogue is utterly engaging throughout - and the characters are totally compelling.
'The country' sent shivers down my spine (the fact that relationships can turn out to be so complex from something so safe and benign is a very real, and terrifying reality).
"No-one sees the video" - broke my heart!
I won't give too much away - but if you want to read engaging, entertaining and intellectual plays - DEFINITELY read this book!