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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Whilst some of the interactions between the two men are similar, the film has roles for not just Wyke’s wife, but also his second, younger wife, the Tindle character’s object of desire, and the outcome for the characters is darker. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting playbill.

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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. Sleuth had been in the news quite a bit lately, since the Studio Arena theatre in Buffalo had been doing performances, so I checked a copy out of the library. I wish we could have met Marguerite. I’m in the middle of watching the original movie with Olivier and Caine which was adapted to screen by Shaffer himself. Tony Award for Best Play.


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Oct 02, Brian McCann rated it it was amazing. It is farcical and hilarious, with some wonderful rude insults “you mendacious b0llo k of Satan!

Sleuth review – few thrills to be had in Shaffer’s outdated mystery

Feb 17, Erik rated it it was ok. Views Read Edit View history.

This one is so good, I’ve seen 3 different productions of it, and have read the ‘book’ in addition. But is everything as it seems? I imagine the movie in my mind while I read.

I have always found a fascination with stories that held just two people. With his brother, he also wrote mystery novels. Paul’s and Trinity Slueth, Cambridge. It is a dramatic st Sleuth has all the ingredients of a top-class thriller, which it undoubtedly is – a plot whose twists and turns are breathtakingly audacious and fiendishly cunning; suspense and excitement galore; and a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller, mercilessly satirizing the genre at the same as using its technical devices to the full.

Bill Kershner rated it really liked it Aug 17, The genius of the play is that, in one extravagant antohny, t This most wonderful play, which I have read several times and seen performed live twice by two different acting companies, was faithfully and joyously translated to snaffer screen instarring Sir Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.


As intricate as a finely constructed puzzle, Anthony Shatfer mystery-thriller-play may be the best of its kind. Robyn rated it really liked it Jul 09, This most wonderful play, which I have read several times and seen performed live twice by two different acting companies, was faithfully and joyously translated to the screen instarring Sir Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.

The play anghony adapted for feature films inand What a clever play! A story about humiliation, power and games. Bauers rated it really liked it Shelves: Wonderful “whodunnit” with amazing word p Twisty, turny, clever, intriguing Retrieved from ” https: Probably one of my favorite plays I’ve ever read. Over all, I enjoyed this.

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I wasn’t looking forward to reading this. Anthony Shaffer did it right! The most famous adaptation is the film with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine. How I would love to see them all. Aug 17, JZ rated it it was amazing Shelves: