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Libertine $21.81 ex GST
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An outrageously bawdy historical comedy about the Earl of Rochester, the notorious 17th-century poet and rake. Premiered at the Royal Court in 1994 and filmed in 2004 with Johnny Depp as Rochester.

The play centres on the moment when Rochester, friend and confident of Charles II and the most notorious rake of his age, falls in love with the actress Elizabeth Barry.

Thoroughly modern in its attitude to Rochester's sexual indulgence, the play is also a thrillingly convincing portrait of the period and an accomplished comedy of manners.

'Bubbles and fizzes like champagne... and the dialogue drips with wonderful witticisms.' Financial Times

Cast : 8M, 5F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-277-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


Stephen Jeffreys is the author of Valued Friends, a comedy about property values, for which he won the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award, A Going Concern, about a small family business, The Clink about an Elizabethan stand-up comic and The Libertine, a bawdy comedy about the notorious Earl of Rochester, now a major film starring Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton and John Malkovich.

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