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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We soon learn that Milo’s affair with his wife is the subject under discussion, Andrew claiming he is happy to be rid of her, and suggesting Milo and he stage a jewellery robbery so the lovers can live comfortably while he, Andrew, benefits from the insurance 4.

The genius of the play is that, in one extravagant set, the playwright has created a stage on which the perfect crime is both committed and detected. Discussions with producers were under way when Mr.

I pictured Olivier and Caine throughout in this riot of bluff and double cross. He also wrote for television. Fast-paced, intriguing and engaging. So the last time I watched it, I decided I wanted to read it.

The verbal sparring is wonderful, and the mystery is multi-layered. Current and Upcoming National Tours. Return to Book Page. I found this story intriguing as both characters fail to understand and continually underestimate each other.


I, of course, pictured Michael Caine playing his part perfectly.

Shafter enjoyable, I found myself constantly comparing it unfavorably to another similar and better play: I’m in the middle of watching the original movie with Olivier and Caine which was adapted to screen by Shaffer himself. Aug 27, April Mccaffrey rated it it was amazing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Anthony Shaffer, the playwright who won a Tony Award for his delicious theatrical thriller, Sleuth, died of a heart attack in London Nov. But as I was reading the play, I remembered many of the scenes from the movie.

To take something as old as murder mysteries and curve it into itself much the way Joss Whedon took the Horror genre and mutated it in “Cabin In The Woods” is a slehth act of genius if it can be done right.

As a final tease, I offer the tag line shfafer the poster for the original movie: Another great twisty turny plot.

Apr 01, Tristan Wolf rated it it was amazing Shelves: The play is set in the Saffer manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer. Hopefully I’ll get to see it in the future! I want to see the movie now.

Sleuth review – few thrills to be had in Shaffer’s outdated mystery

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. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


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But is everything as it seems? Now I will have to watch the movie again to see what changes were made from the play. Shaffer sets the bar high, creating finely wrought characters and building in moments of great suspense.

Shaffer took ill, according to Toronto playwright Shzffer Nihill, who was co-adapting the piece with Mr.

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Jan shaffed, Kiersten rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a dramatic study of sexual conflict and jealousy between an older and a younger man; as well as a subtle psychological portrait of an inadequate and sexually-obsessed middle-aged man.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. According to The Times of London, Mr.

Aug 01, Katy Noyes rated it really liked it.