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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My ideal Doctor Who episode with the Master is just an adaption of Sleuth.

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I’m in the middle of watching the original movie with Olivier and Caine which was adapted to screen by Shaffer himself. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Return to Book Annthony.

Millennium Approaches Angels in America: I need to see this, either the movie version I hear there are TWO adaptations of this for the screen, one done by Harold Pinter, of all folks! This is another one that I think would be fabulous performed slsuth and I plan on checking out the movie from my library tomorrow.

To ask other readers questions about Sleuthplease sign up. Aug 27, April Mccaffrey rated it it was amazing. May 09, A. I very much enjoyed reading Sleuth. As intricate as a finely constructed puzzle, Anthony Shaffer’s mystery-thriller-play may be the best of its kind. They were married in Thank you Anthony Shaffer. Twists and turns around every corner, the acting potential within this material knows no bounds.

There is so much you can do with two people and a setting when writers put their minds to it. The back cover of this play promised many twists and turns in a satire style reminiscent of Agatha Christie, and boy did it deliver.


It I don’t know. 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. Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with IBDb links.

According to The Times of London, Mr. Wonderful “whodunnit” with amazing word p Twisty, turny, clever, intriguing Nancy Reilly rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Sleuth has all the ingredients of a top-class thriller, which it undoubtedly is – a plot whose twists and turns are breathtakingly audacious and fiendishly cunning; suspense and excitement galore; and a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller, mercilessly satirizing the genre at the same as using its technical devices to the full.

Reminds me that I must read more plays! A story about humiliation, power and games. I pictured Olivier and Caine throughout in this riot of bluff and double cross. I, of course, pictured Michael Caine playing his part perfectly. Does it not occur to people that novels are just really long plays that can’t be performed, but needs the imagination of such action?

And I liked that too!

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

Stick with the original. Then in the second half, the tables quickly turn when Milo uses his quick initiatives and quick thinking and this time, he is the one to humiliate Andrew and Andrew seuth it.

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I want to watch the movie. Aug 22, Cindy rated it really liked it Shelves: And a good smirk I had too. Paperback93 pages. The men are a verbally well-matched pair, sparring joyously with words, humiliating each other as they battle.


With his brother, he also wrote mystery novels. The verbal sparring is wonderful, and the mystery is multi-layered. Games of murder make the most interesting plots. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Wyke’s home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing.

And I haven’t been able to shffer my hands on the remake with Caine and Law sleeuth far but I’m going to find it because the screenplay was written by none other than Pinter, and we all know how skeuth I love him. Tricia rated it really liked it Nov 17, Aug 17, JZ rated it it was amazing Shelves: Richard Blagrave rated it really liked it Mar 03, The Wicker Man Sleuth Though enjoyable, I found myself constantly comparing it unfavorably to another similar and better play: Paul’s and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer. The dialogue, in Urdu, and the scenario are adapted in numerous ways for both Pakistani and Sleuty culture.

Jun 25, Gabriel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Meghan rated it it was amazing Sep 18, Now I will have to watch the movie again to see what changes were made from the play. Shaffer took ill, according to Toronto playwright Thierry Nihill, who was co-adapting the piece with Mr.