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Hampton, Christopher 1946-

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Most widely held works by Christopher Hampton
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

87 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie, is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love
Les liaisons dangereuses : from the novel by Choderlos de Laclos : a play by Christopher Hampton( Book )

100 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scandalous reputation of Laclos's novel, first published in 1782, is based on its chilling portrayal of the mannered decadence and sexual cynicism of the French aristocracy in the last years of the "ancien regime. Christopher Hampton has made a masterful adaptation for the stage of the conspiracy to corrupt a young girl barely out of her convent
The Quiet American by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

59 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story that led to the events of the United States military involvement in Vietnam. Here, a love triangle between a British journalist, his mistress, and a mysterious CIA operative evolves into a much greater mystery that eventually leads to murder and deception
A dangerous method by David Cronenberg( Visual )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan de vooravond van de Eerste Wereldoorlog bevinden psychiater Carl Jung, zijn mentor Sigmund Freud en zijn patiënte Sabina Spielrein zich in een gespannen driehoeksverhouding
Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after being abandoned at an orphanage by her father, Gabrielle Chanel finds a job in a tailor shop where she meets and soon begins an affair with French millionaire Etienne Balsan. Through Baron Balsan she is introduced into French society and given the opportunity to design her own style of hats. Though her career takes off, her personal life becomes more complicated when she falls in love with Balsan's former best friend, Arthur Capel
Dangerous Liaisons by Stephen Frears( Visual )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French members of nobility spend their time manipulating the loves of others
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora is the pampered wife of aspiring bank manager Torvald Helmer, whose career has been financed in part by his wife's funds. In a desperate attempt to hold her family together, Nora once forged a loan signature and now finds herself blackmailed
'Art' by Yasmina Reza( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yasmina Reza's dazzling comedy received the Moliere Award for best play, best production and best author and ran for 18 months at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees, Paris, from October 1994
Chéri by Stephen Frears( Visual )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the love affair between a beautiful retired courtesan Lea, and Chéri, the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux. After six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmee, the daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Chéri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another
Sunset Blvd. American premier recording by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Recording )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Total eclipse by Christopher Hampton( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Verlaine is torn between growing infatuation with Arthur Rimbaud and demands of his patient wife
The philanthropist: a bourgeois comedy by Christopher Hampton( Book )

41 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and German and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play revolves around a couple of days in the life of a bachelor don who is on the point of getting mattied, and the consequences of a dinner party he gives which causes turmoil and recriminations in the lives of his guests
The god of carnage by Yasmina Reza( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when two sets of parents meet up do deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse-- much worse."--Page 4 of cover
Carrington by Christopher Hampton( Visual )

60 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Dora Carrington, the Victorian Era painter whose passionate life created one of England's greatest scandals. Unable to possess the one man she loves, Lytton Strachey, Carrington embarks on a long string of loveless sexual encounters
Savages by Christopher Hampton( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English diplomat's kidnapping by Brazilian revolutionary guerrillas is vehicle for indictment of western man for genocide of Clintas Largas tribe of Brazilian Indians
Mary Reilly by Stephen Frears( Visual )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A maid is employed by Dr. Jekyll, and is torn between his two personalities
Sunset Boulevard : vocal selections by Andrew Lloyd Webber( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tales from Hollywood by Christopher Hampton( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Austro-Hungarian dramatist Odon Von Horvath takes us on a tour of the sun-soaked boulevards of 1940s' Los Angeles. Hampton's play opens up a neglected chapter of American cultural history as wry and embittered European emigres find themselves amid the materialistic razzle-dazzle of Hollywood
Adore by Anne Fontaine( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Escape to a close-knit seaside community where friendship, love and lust collide... Adore is a sensual yet thought-provoking drama in which two lifelong friends find themselves entangled in passionate sexual relationships with each other's sons. As they struggle to make sense of conflicting emotions and desires, the lines between family, friendship and morality are blurred"--Container
Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 by Molière( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long ago in Sicily, the legend of Don Juan began. In this, Moliere's version of the tale, richly translated by Richard Wilbur, we meet Don Juan again. He is a man who appreciates beauty wherever and whenever he sees it - and beauty is almost always a pretty woman, and he appreciates her by winning her love. Don Juan is on a constant quest to conquer women and to enjoy the passion they provoke. He is accompanied , somewhat reluctantly, by his manservant sganarelle, who backs him up to the public, but behind his back tries to warn unsuspecting maidens. Sganarelle and Don Juan constantly debate the presence of Heaven, Hell and God - Don Juan believing none of these things exist, Sganarelle knowing otherwise. In the course of his attempted seductions, Don Juan is chased and challenged by those he has wronged in the past - or by their very angry brothers whose job it is to uphold family honor. In the end, Sganarelle wins the debate when Don Juan, heeding no warnings as to his behavior and how it affects his afterlife, is swallowed up by the Earth and sent to Hell. He's got his due, leaving behind a world of broken-hearted women and unpaid wages to Sganarelle"--P. [4] of cover
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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Alternative Names
Christopher Hampton auteur dramatique et scénariste de cinéma

Christopher Hampton britischer Dramatiker, Drehbuchautor und Filmregisseur

Christopher Hampton Brits filmregisseur

Christopher Hampton portugalski reżyser i scenarzysta

Christopher Hampton sceneggiatore inglese

Hampton, Christopher 1946-

Hampton, Christopher James 1946-

Кристофър Хемптън

Хэмптон, Кристофер

המפטון, כריסטופר 1946-

כריסטופר המפטון

كريستوفر هامبتون

كريستوفر هامبتون، 1946-

کریستوفر همپتون

크리스토퍼 햄프턴


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Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel'Art'Total eclipseThe philanthropist: a bourgeois comedyThe god of carnageSavagesSunset Boulevard : vocal selectionsTales from Hollywood