Saying Yes (NHB Modern Plays)
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
A short play by a leading Argentine playwright, telling the shocking story of an everyday trip to the hairdressers.
Taken from the collection, Latin American Plays, an essential introduction to the fascinating but largely unexplored theatre of Latin America, Saying Yes by Griselda Gambaro is a grotesque comedy about man's inhumanity to man.
The full collection features new translations of five contemporary plays written by some of the region's most exciting writers. Each play is accompanied by an illuminating interview with its author conducted by the theatre director, Sebastian Doggart, who has also selected and translated the plays and provided an introductory history of Latin American drama.
The collection also includes:
Rappaccini's Daughter by Octavio PazA play by the Mexican Nobel laureate.
Night of the Assassins by José TrianaA controversial Cuban play in which three siblings plot the murder of their parents.
Orchids in the Moonlight by Carlos FuentesA dream play about two Mexican women exiled in Hollywood's maze of mirrors.
Mistress of Desires by Mario Vargas LlosaPeru's most acclaimed writer interweaves reality and fantasy in an erotically charged tale.