Bernard Marie Koltes Plays 2
A second collection of plays by the legendary French contemporary playwright.
Edited and introduced by David Bradby and Maria M. Delgado (Methuen Drama, 2004)
In the Solitude of Cotton Fields (1987) is an extraordinary duologue between two men who meet randomly on the street and who find themselves locked in a struggle between life and death; Quai Ouest and Sallinger are both set in North America and provide extraordinarily prescient insight into America's relationship with outsiders. The Night Before the Forests is a soul-searching monologue addressed to an unseen audience whose identity is never fully discovered, although it is constantly in question.
“A creator of a mythology of the underworld, a champion of the underdog and the lone wolf, and a pioneer of a wholly new style of dramatic writing”
“A classic of our time, who, since 1990, is the French author most performed abroad”