No Exit and Three Other PlaysBook - 2008
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Sartre has an artist's eye with a knack for taking a thing and standing it on its head. NO EXIT, AND THREE OTHER PLAYS (Vintage Books, $8.95) contains four plays that serve as prime examples of this. Whether re-working the Electra-Orestes story in THE FLIES, punching a hole through intellectualism in DIRTY HANDS, or reimagining hell with NO EXIT, his path to a subject is consistently fresh and unexpected.
A story of the acquaintance and company of three da**ed people stuck in a room together for the rest of eternity, where they learn more about each other and become the 'torturers' in their personal hells.
No Exit is an existentialist play about three people condemned to eternity in Hell. The play explores what makes it 'Hell', as well as the consequences of your choices.
Sexual Content: Two characters begin to be sexually involved- it stops though
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Characters are in Hell, are dealing with their past lives and each other's company
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“INEZ: Prove it. Prove it was no dream. It’s what one does, and nothing else, that shows the stuff one's made of.
GARCIN: I died too soon. I wasn't allowed time to - to do my deeds.
INEZ: One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.”