CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON: COLLECTED SCREENPLAYS
by Christopher Hampton (2002)
Christopher Hampton was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, When Did You Last See My Mother?, at the age of eighteen. Since then, his plays have included The Philanthropist, Savages, Tales From Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon and The Talking Cure. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Moliëre, Horväth, Chekhov and Yasmina Reza (including Art and Life Times Three). His television work includes adaptations of The History Man and Hotel du Lac. His screenplays include The Honorary Consul, The Good Father, Dangerous Liaisons, Mary Reilly, Total Eclipse, Carrington and The Secret Agent, the last two of which he also directed.
Hampton's entertaining introductions to each of the screenplays published here chart the circuitous routes by which his films have, or have not, been made.
Published by Faber and Faber Limited Paperback / 452 pgs