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by Terrence McNally

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  • ISBN 0452268842
  • ISBN13 978-0452268845
  • Language English
  • Author Terrence McNally
  • Publisher Plume (October 1, 1991)
  • Pages 80
  • Formats txt mbr lrf rtf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Dramas and Plays
  • Size ePub 1508 kb
  • Size Fb2 1895 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 985


Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is a two-character play by Terrence McNally that was first performed off-Broadway in 1987

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is a two-character play by Terrence McNally that was first performed off-Broadway in 1987. The play focuses on two lonely, middle-aged people whose first date ends with their tumbling into bed. The two are in her one-room walk-up apartment in the west side of Manhattan

Book appears unread, and is in mint or near-mint condition.

Book appears unread, and is in mint or near-mint condition. First, the complete and correct title of this Terrance McNally play is Frankie an Johnny IN the Clair de Lune, not AT the Clair de Lune like some media states it. When the romantic Johnny sees a full moon, they make love and Frankie hears beautiful music, Johnny asks the radio DJ for a request and the DJ plays the classical Debussy's Clair de Lune" - moonlight mood.

Terrence McNally (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0822204206. Second, this 2-character play is best to remain as a play and not a Hollywood movie. Setting is in New York 1987.

Why revive Frankie and Johnny now? Terrence McNally: I think the play still has lot to say to people

Why revive Frankie and Johnny now? Terrence McNally: I think the play still has lot to say to people. I’m delighted to have it back on Broadway with two magnificent actors. McNally: People were afraid to make any kind connection with strangers because AIDS was on everybody’s mind-gay and straight alike-and they were spending a lot of time alone on weekends. What kicked off the play, actually, was that I noticed these crowds at-was it called Blockbusters? I noticed them checking out 20 movies at a time because they had no intention to set foot out of their apartment once Friday night came.

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Terrence McNally ha. hi. n FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE . errence McNally's very sweet, extraordinarily funny, romantic and ribald comed. A romantic two-hander with character depth and an abundance of laugh. -Variety. A richly warm, humorous, clear-eyed portrait of the beginning of a relationship, it cuts deeper to the heart than any previously seen McNally work. -Drama-Logue. -NY Post. Terrence McNally is one of our most original and audacious dramatists, and one of our funnies. -The New Yorker.

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I guess I want you to play the most beautiful music ever written and dedicate it to us," a hopeful romantic requests of the radio station he's phoned from his date's apartment. Michael Shannon and Audra McDonald (Photo: Deen Van Meer). Shortly after, her clock radio is playing the heavenly Claude Debussy composition that gives Terrence McNally's gritty romance between damaged souls, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, its title

Will Johnny, the male half of the energetic hook-up we’ve just witnessed, respect Frankie’s command that, the . The sheets have barely cooled before Frankie’s desire to return to what’s probably her usual Saturday night routine – snacks and TV – becomes painfully clear.

Will Johnny, the male half of the energetic hook-up we’ve just witnessed, respect Frankie’s command that, the deed done, he leave her apartment? Because if he did, as he should, there would be no play. Johnny has other ideas, as he a wheedles, cajoles, and talks and talks and talks, all in a desperate, last-ditch effort to postpone the subway ride back to his miserable life.

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Dalallador
Terrance McNally’s FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE opened in 1987 and ultimately ran about two years off-Broadway. It was revived in 2003 and ultimately ran a little less than a year on Broadway. Both productions were extremely well received; a 1991 film adaptation received mixed reviews.

The play requires a single but detailed set showing the interior of Frankie’s apartment: a sleeper sofa bedroom, a bathroom, and a kitchen area. The play requires two characters, a woman (Frankie) and a man (Johnny), both in their forties. The play, which is performed in two acts, is written to include extensive nudity, but productions often tone this down significantly.

The play begins in the aftermath of a date that turned into a sexual encounter. Frankie is a rather hard-bitten and pragmatic woman who works as a waitress; Johnny is a new-hire cook in her restaurant. He is enthusiastic about their tryst and sees it as the beginning of a romantic relationship. She finds his enthusiasm pushy and attempts to back way. As the play progresses, we learn they are both older than they pretend to be, that Frankie is still recovering from an abusive relationship, and that Johnny has done time in prison. The play ends on a generally positive note, the thought that their meeting will grow into a relationship—but it offers no guarantees on that point.

Two-character plays performed in “real time” suffer from a certain unreality, and FRANKIE AND JOHNNY is not immune: after a certain point you become increasingly aware that real people don’t have these sorts of conversations in a single two-hour period, and the second act feels somewhat less impressive than the first. For myself, I also felt the characters weren’t greatly likeable. Pitiable, yes, real in a certain sense, yes, well executed, absolutely—but they aren’t people I’d want to spend time with on the weekend.

Overall recommended, but I wouldn’t say that FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE is among the truly great two character plays.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer
Shak
First, the complete and correct title of this Terrance McNally play is Frankie an Johnny IN the Clair de Lune, not AT the Clair de Lune like some media states it. When the romantic Johnny sees a full moon, they make love and Frankie hears beautiful music, Johnny asks the radio DJ for a request and the DJ plays the classical Debussy's Clair de Lune" - moonlight mood.

Second, this 2-character play is best to remain as a play and not a Hollywood movie. Setting is in New York 1987. The characters spew profanities and engage in sexual language.

Released from prison, 48-year old Johnny gets a job as a short-order cook where 37 year old Frankie waits tables. Opening scene is the first date and the two having sex in her one-room apartment. Johnny is a pure romantic, the way he believes romance is to be, but he is rough and doesn't quite say things in a romantic way. He is very humorous.

Frankie starts out wondering what kind of a lunatic/maniac she brought home, and she is resistance and suspicious. At her age, she isn't easily taken in. The two share their commonalities, differences, dislikes, dreams, argue, make love, eat, talk, argue., etc. etc. Don't expect much too happen, the vibrant dialogue is great enough!

To get the full and complete portrayal of these characters, you need to read the play. Time after time, movie versions lose so much. This was excellent!.....Rizzo
Fearlesshunter
When Terrence McNally's play premiered in 1988, Kathy Bates played the lead role of Frankie. In its recent Aug. 02-Mar. 03 run on Broadway, it resulted in a Tony nomination for Stanley Tucci. It is a hard-hitting two-character two-act study on our expectations of romance and our ability to believe something good can happen. Frankie is a twice-burned somewhat cynical waitress who has just had what she expects to be a one-night stand with co-worker cook Johnny. Johnny is a romantic who falls in love not only with Frankie but all of the possibilities of whom Frankie might be. Through the two acts, the couple trades jabs and expectations about where their "relationship" is or is not going. Johnny calls a local radio station and requests the most beautiful music, which the programmer selects as "Claire de Lune." The play takes the characters past disappointment in the hope that maybe true love can and will find them. Enjoy!
Malojurus
The story of Frankie and Johnny is entertaining. It is very character dialogue-driven and I love that. The film Clerks reminds me of that same style. There is not a lot of action but the dialogue is what drives the stories. You can hear the tone of voices as you read. The characters are flawed and raw and very believable as real people. You love them, you hate them, they irritate you, you cheer them on...these are the characters that stick out in your mind. While Frankie and Johnny are not as epic known as Romeo and Juliet, I feel that Frankie and Johnny are true. They show us the dark of life, love and relationships while still giving you hope. They don't sugarcoat anything and yet they are strong and vulnerable all the same. This is the prime example of character development.
As an FYI, this play is in two acts and consists of only two characters during the course of a night. Sex is the first thing you hear on stage and is a strong talking point.