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Yasmina Reza
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Yasmina Reza

List of works mentioned in Actes du Théâtre :
Comment vous racontez la partie
L’Homme du hasard
Trois versions de la vie
Une pièce espagnole
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Actes du Théâtre n° 78 November 2014

Yasmina Reza’s plays have been adapted into more than thirty-five languages and performed around the world in hundreds of productions in a variety of venues including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre in London, the Berliner and Schaubühne in Berlin, the Burgteater in Vienna, and in renowned theaters from Moscow to Broadway. She has worked with Krystian Lupa, Luc Bondy, Jurgen Gosch, Tamas Ascher, Howard Davis, José Maria Flotats and John Turturro, and has been awarded the most prestigious awards in the English-speaking theater world twice: a Laurence Olivier Award (U.K.) and a Tony Award (U.S.A.) for "Art" and Le Dieu du Carnage (God of Carnage).
Her last play, Le Dieu du carnage, first staged in 2007 by Jurgen Gösch at the Schauspielhaus in Zürich, then by the Berliner Ensemble, was staged in France by the playwright at the Théâtre Antoine, starring Isabelle Huppert, Valérie Bonneton, Eric Elmosnino and André Marcon. After premieres in London and New York, with Ralph Fiennes and James Gandolfini, the play was adapted into a film by Roman Polanski, earning Yasmina Reza a César award for Best Screenplay.
Comment vous racontez la partie was published by Flammarion in March 2011 and premiered in Berlin at the Deutsches Theater in October 2012, starring Corinna Harfouch.
Her published plays include Conversations après un enterrement, La Traversée de l’hiver, L’Homme du Hasard, « Art » , Trois Versions de la vie, Une pièce espagnole and Le Dieu du carnage. She has written the following novels: Hammerklavier, Une Désolation, Adam Haberberg, Dans la luge d'Arthur Schopenhauer, Nulle part and L’Aube le soir ou la nuit, all translated into a number of languages.
Her most recent novel, Heureux les heureux, was published in January 2013 by éditions Flammarion and awarded the Le Monde literary prize.
She directed her first film, Chicas, in 2010.