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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An extremely clever sleuht thought provoking play. I found this story intriguing as both characters fail to understand and continually underestimate each other. Oh boy, did he do it right! He was a barrister before becoming a writer. Wyke’s home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing. Current and Upcoming National Tours.

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I want to watch the movie. Janice Kennedy rated it it was amazing Feb 19, I, of course, pictured Michael Caine playing his part perfectly. Peter Shaffer survives his brother. Paperback93 pages. He also wrote for television.

I love the stories that pit an older man or woman against a younger one in this kind of head-to-head battle of wits with all the games being played and the antjony agendas on either side. 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.


I’m in the middle of watching the original movie with Olivier and Caine which was adapted to screen by Shaffer himself. I wasn’t looking forward to reading this. The most famous adaptation is the film with Slfuth Olivier and Michael Caine. Another great twisty turny plot.

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I want to see the sbaffer now. Fast-paced, intriguing and engaging. How I would love to get under the skins of each character and see them played out.

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The verbal sparring is wonderful, and the mystery is multi-layered. I have always found a fascination with stories that held just two people. Feb 17, Erik rated it it was ok.

It I don’t know. Views Read Edit View sleyth. Aug 17, JZ rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wish we could have met Marguerite.

This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat But is everything as it seems? Sleuth was filmed by Joseph Mankiewicz, with Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine in the leading roles, and this edition is fully illustrated with stills from the film, for which Anthony Shaffer wrote the screenplay.


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Oct 07, Michael Spendelow rated it really slejth it. Sleuth is a play written by Anthony Shaffer. Thank you Anthony Shaffer. Shaffer was working on a stage version of his screenplay, “The Wicker Man,” about the disappearance of a child on a Scottish island and the discovery of a modern pagan society there.

Probably one of my favorite plays I’ve ever read.

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There were a few unnecessary allusions to inappropriate things. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Now I will have to watch the movie again to see what changes were made from the play. Sleuth filmSleuth filmand Tamanna film. There is so much you can do with two people and a setting when writers put their minds to it. The milieu is Pakistan’s film industry, Lollywood in its dying days, and is used an allegory of wider issues.

It is farcical and hilarious, with some dleuth rude insults “you mendacious b0llo k of Satan! Mar 14, Mel rated it really liked it. Hugely enjoyable, and only a short read of a play.