Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a play by British dramatist Christopher Hampton [1] (1946-) adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The plot focuses on the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation.

Full-length. Cast: mixed.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Hampton adapted the play for the screen in a 1988 film version directed by Stephen Frears.

Charl Blignaut wrote a play Dangerous Liaisons based on the novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Playscript [Typescript (photocopy)] held by NELM Location: [Collection: DALRO]: 2001. 41. 19.

Performance history in South Africa

Dangerous Liaisons presented at the Grahamstown Festival pre-1994, starring John Goddard,

Dangerous Liaisons (done by KickstArt since 2004), directed by Steven Stead with the co-operation of Greg King starring Alison Cassels, Carol Trench,


Wikipedia [2]

This Day, 23 July 2004 (KickstArt production).

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