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Albert Camus

Caligula and Three Other Plays


In brand new translations by Ryan Bloom, four theatrical masterpieces from the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Outsider and The Plague are brought together for the first time in English, alongside deleted scenes and alternate lines of dialogueCaligula/The Misunderstanding /State of Emergency/The JustAlthough renowned for his novels, Albert Camus described the theatre as 'one of the only places in the world I'm happy', and staged the four plays gathered in this collection in Paris between 1944-49. Caligula, his first full-length dramatic work, portrays the monstrous emperor who destroys men, gods and ultimately himself. Here too are The Misunderstanding, a murderous tangle of longing; State of Emergency, where 'The Plague' appears as a central character; and The Just, which explores the limits of political conviction.

This new translation brings together Camus's final versions of the plays, along with deleted scenes and alternate lines of dialogue.

Format: Paperback
Published: 2023, UK
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 592
ISBN 13: 9780241657799
ISBN 10: 0241657792

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Caligula and Three Other Plays