The God of Carnage

The God of Carnage

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to 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?

Christopher Hampton's translation of Yasmina Reza's sharp-edged new play The God of Carnage premiered at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in March 2008 and at Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, New York City, in March 2009.

Title:The God of Carnage
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780571242580
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    The God of Carnage Reviews

  • Agir(????)

    As long as profit is more important than anything, Humanity will die everyday...Many German people have protested against the Turkish crimes in Arifin, but the German government continues to sell more...

  • Meike

    This text shows that we should discuss more plays and movie scripts as literary material: Reza's writing is stellar, her observations are sharp and witty, and we can always look at the performative di...

  • leynes

    Holy Motherfuck. I love this play. I also love its movie adaptation Carnage (2011), which I have watched previous to reading the source material, but holy motherfuck, this story and its characters are...

  • Steven Godin

    Yasmina Reza’s unsettling, humorous, and restless play remains as fresh in its exploration of the pitfalls of parenthood as it did when it first premiered in 2006. She is particularly strong in unde...

  • Bettie

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06y8ny3Description: What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups abo...

  • Bennard

    "You see, Veronique, I believe in the god of carnage. He has ruled, uninterruptedly, since the dawn of time." - AlainIt has been an enduring quality of humanity to be always just one step away from vi...

  • Ceilidh

    I'm going to sound like such a snob but this play left me so unsatisfied. It felt like Albee-lite, with no real purpose or resolution to the unfolding chaos. The characters never evolved beyond their ...

  • Jason

    I was really disappointed by this play. It doesn't move, there is no resolution and doesn't seem to have a point. I felt like I wasted my time reading it. I have no idea how in the name of all that is...

  • Leo Robertson

    Loved this one! Devolves fascinatingly, big scope :)...

  • Karen

    An excerpted GChat conversation with a friend about God of Carnage:Karen: speaking of plays-- god of carnage is not that good. there, i said it. Allan: oh man, why do you say so? I had a blast with th...