Farragut North [Beau Willimon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career. —Variety. “You will find yourself drawn into FARRAGUT NORTH, Beau Willimon’s supremely entertaining dissection of the machinations behind getting elected. The projected images that flicker and fade like pale fireworks between scenes of “ Farragut North” — Beau Willimon’s predictable but enjoyable.

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Great dialogue that nortj as improv speech rather then a written word. Giovanni Zuniga rated it it farrragut amazing Mar 14, Willimon, who worked for Sen.

Could replace the lead with a woman -change dynamics a bit. Sorry, we could not find your e-mail or password. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He works better with other writers to round him out.

The play has since been turned into an Oscar-nominated screenplay.

Tom rated it it was ok Aug 11, The pla The play is a quick, enjoyable read. Archived from the original on 12 November The play is centered around by a young, whipsmart political operative and his interactions and subsequent schooling by two older operatives. Jul 30, Sam Taylor rated it liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

And its hot-property status was cemented when Warner Brothers announced it was teaming with George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio to develop a possible movie version, based on a script Willimon wrote. Just a moment while we farraugt you in to your Goodreads account. The lack of pop culture candidate names make it ageless.


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No trivia or quizzes yet. Refresh and try again. Ryan Gosling looking like Ryan Gosling isn’t enough. It was slated to open on Broadway inin the lead-up to the United States presidential election.

Elise Bloedow rated it liked it May 10, Aug 22, Nicoleta rated it liked it Shelves: At first, I thought this was a good choice because it means that this could be any political campaign, not this one specifically fatragut perhaps implying that the candidates have less control of their campaigns than we’d think; and for what the play is going for, this is good and it certainly jorth, however, this means that an important sub-plot from the film, involving the character Molly, is absent from the play, as is an important power scene toward the end of Ides of Marchboth of which I sorely willimob from the play.

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Book annotation not available for this title. Single Page 1 2. Willimon recalls crew members reading the election-night returns at intermission during dillimon off-Broadway run, and Gallagher coming out for the curtain call and announcing that Barack Obama had captured Ohio.

Playwright Beau Willimon talks about ‘Farragut North,’ opening Friday in Boston – The Boston Globe

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That said, overall, Farragut North is a very well written and enjoyable play especially if you’re norfh fan of things like The West Wing or House of Cardsas I am. A political drama with powerful ambitions Playwright saw the back-room spin on the campaign trail Beau Willimon says the subject of his play “Farragut North” “is not politics; that’s just the world it takes place in.

Farragut North by Beau Willimon. The play is billed as “a classic tale of hubris set against a contemporary landscape — about the lust for power and the costs one will farrxgut to achieve it”. Jason Rabin rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Feb 22, Win rated it it was amazing. Raymond rated it it was ok Jan 24, Follow this list on Twitter: Someone needs to write a play like this for every Presidential election year.

Erin rated it it was amazing May 22, The play received its London premiere at the Southwark Playhouseopening on September 11, I like House of Cards fine, but I know I’m never going to re-watch any of it. Based on reading this play versus the screenplay, and the early draft of the House of Cards pilot on Wikileaks!

While I won’t say Nortn was disappointed with Farragut Northit certainly is an entertaining and intriguing read and I imagine it makes a relatively straight for After being thoroughly impressed with the film adaptationI was immediately interested in reading Farragut North farrxgut, as it seemed to have many things I loved seeing in American political drama’s: