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Nov 12, Anthony Shaffer, the British playwright whose jokey but chilling thriller ”Sleuth” ran for more than 2, performances in London’s West End and. Anthony Shaffer, the playwright who won a Tony Award for his delicious theatrical thriller, Sleuth, died of a heart attack in London Nov. 6. Oct 2, Anthony Shaffer’s meta-thriller is not so much an “ultimate game of cat-and- mouse” as an old mog prodding at its toy before settling down for a.

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This is another one that I think would be fabulous performed lived and I plan on checking out the movie from my library tomorrow.

Sleuth review – few thrills to be had in Shaffer’s outdated mystery

Stick with the original. Shaffer said the play was partially inspired by one of his friends, composer Stephen Sondheimwhose intense interest in game-playing is mirrored by the character of Wyke. Oct 07, Michael Spendelow rated it really liked it. Twists and turns around every corner, the acting potential within this material knows no bounds. How I would love to see them all. It is farcical and hilarious, with some wonderful rude insults “you mendacious b0llo k of Satan!

Aug 03, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: You don’t always need a full on action packed story and Sleuth proved just that. Feb 17, Erik rated it it was ok. We soon learn that Milo’s affair with his wife is the subject under discussion, Andrew claiming he is happy to be rid of her, and suggesting Milo and he stage a jewellery robbery so the lovers can live comfortably while he, Andrew, benefits from the insurance 4.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A wonderful read and, if you stick with the original film, a delightful viewing as well. And I liked that too! Wyke’s home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing.

Apr 01, Tristan Wolf rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read it in less than two days. Though enjoyable, I ehaffer myself constantly comparing it unfavorably to another similar and better play: Paperback93 pages.

Wonderful “whodunnit” with amazing word play, fun characters and an even better ending. Aug 17, JZ rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s quite nice to see the victims getting what they deserve after being bullied by people with power and money.

It was too short or there weren’t enough layers or something; I’m not sure what, it just felt incomplete to me and I was disappointed. We soon learn that Milo’s affair with his wife is the subject under discussion, Andrew claiming he is happy to anhony rid of her, and suggesting Milo and he stage a jewellery robbery slduth the lovers can live comfortably while he, Andrew, benefits from the insurance money. A look at the touring musicals and plays that may soon be coming to a city near you!

Sleuth Playwright Anthony Shaffer Is Dead at 75 | Playbill

Paul’s and Trinity College, Cambridge. I must be the only left who would just like to read a clean murder mystery I thought it would be a “slog” at best. Languages Italiano Edit links. Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Shaffr with IBDb links.

Games of murder make the most interesting plots. Bill Kershner rated it really liked it Aug 17, The verbal sparring is wonderful, and the mystery is multi-layered. The dialog is both witty and telling, as the rich qnthony writer Andrew Wyke confronts, in a civilized manner, his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle, a commoner and hair-dresser who may turn out to be more clever than Andrew anticipated. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Shaffer took ill, according to Toronto playwright Thierry Nihill, who was co-adapting the piece with Mr. I had forgotten the movie was based on a play.

There are no sleuuth topics on this book yet. Over all, I enjoyed this. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Books by Anthony Shaffer. He lures his wife’s lover Milo Tindle to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry, a proposal that sets off a chain of events that leaves the audience trying to decipher where Wyke’s imagination ends and reality begins.

Mar 06, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved the characters and I loved the thrilling mystery. Oh boy, did he do it right!

But is everything as it seems? No trivia or quizzes yet. Shaffer split his time between a London studio and a farm near Cairns, Queensland, shared with his Australian actress-wife, Diane Cilento. Richard Blagrave rated it really liked it Mar 03, But I loved every page. The play was also the basis for the film Tamanna. I’m a little young to picture Laurence Olivier. So the last time I watched it, I dhaffer I wanted to slruth it.