Five finger exercise: a play

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S. French, 2010 - Drama - 100 pages
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

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User Review  - kishields - LibraryThing

Tensions run high in the Harrington household when a German tutor with secrets of his own is brought in and disrupts the balance. Mom's a poseur, Dad's crass and middle-class, sonny boy has mother (and tutor) issues and daughter is a breath of fresh air, wise beyond her years. Read full review

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A solid hit in London and New York, directed in both cities by John Gielgud. Rosalind Russell and hubby were so impressed that they acquired the film rights as a vehicle for her. 50 years has tamed ... Read full review

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Peter Shaffer is a dramatist familiar to American audiences as the author of Equus and of a string of other theatrical successes: "Five Finger Exercise, the Private Ear and the Public Eye, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Black Comedy.

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