Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840022971
Binding: PaperBack

The Island of Slaves

Pierre de Marivaux

Translated by Neil Bartlett
PaperBack (06 Apr 2002)
What will become of us?

Four people, the sole survivors of a shipwreck, crawl out of the sea. Two of them are masters, and two of them are servants; and all four are about to discover what life feels like when the boot is on the other foot.

Marivaux's potent mix of laughter, emotion and theatrical game-playing makes him one of the most surprising and most modern of all classic playwrights. Neil Bartlett has adapted this brilliant comedy of role-swapping and redemption, which premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith in April 2002.

Cast size: 4

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ISBN13 9781840022971
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'[Bartlett's] translation finds the barbs in Marivaux's dainty wit; the production has the elegance of a smart cocktail party.'