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 PhilanthropistSavagesTales From HollywoodLes Liaisons DangereusesWhite 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 ConsulThe Good FatherDangerous LiaisonsMary ReillyTotal EclipseCarrington 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                             

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