Eschewing the fat: strong production but Neil LaBute below his best : a review

Hadley, Bree J. (2010) Eschewing the fat: strong production but Neil LaBute below his best : a review. The Australian, 7(Jun).

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AWARD-WINNING American play and screen writer Neil LaBute is known for producing character-driven dramas that concentrate on the darker side of human nature and desire.

In Fat Pig, LaBute picks up on a familiar theme: the way a perverse social preference for physical perfection affects human relationships.

It is a topic LaBute has tackled before in The Shape of Things, a compelling play in which a beautiful young woman's efforts to help her new boyfriend pursue a program of self-improvement are eventually revealed to be part of a bizarre human experiment for her master-of-fine-arts degree.

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ID Code: 39916
Item Type: Review
Refereed: No
Keywords: Neil LaBute, Fat Pig
ISSN: 1038-8761
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 News Limited
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Deposited On: 06 Feb 2011 23:30
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2011 14:53

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