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Celebrated Playwright Who Resists Celebrity

26 May 2011 2:44 PM | Anonymous

From the New York Times:

PARIS undefined Yasmina Reza is one of the world’s most successful playwrights, but she wears her fame with discomfort. She can talk at length about her red leather Prada coat. She can relate stories with biting humor about her year on the road shadowing Nicolas Sarkozy in his 2007 campaign for the French presidency. But ask her about herself, and the anxiety of the writerly persona takes over.

A blend of fragility and steel, Ms. Reza wavers between extremes: a determination to be judged by her work alone and a desire that it be understood and appreciated. The publication of her new play, “Comment Vous Racontez la Partie” (“How You Talk the Game”), has propelled her, once again, to face a reporter.
“After I write, I have nothing to say,” she said in an interview in the bar of the Lutetia Hotel on the Left Bank.

Read the rest of the article here ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/theater/yasmina-reza-on-how-you-talk-the-game.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2



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