Farragut North [Beau Willimon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career. —Variety. “You will find yourself drawn into FARRAGUT NORTH, Beau Willimon’s supremely entertaining dissection of the machinations behind getting elected. The projected images that flicker and fade like pale fireworks between scenes of “ Farragut North” — Beau Willimon’s predictable but enjoyable.

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Farragut North – review

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Raymond rated it it was ok Jan 24, I guess that makes the play not particularly memorable. Feb 22, Win rated it it was amazing. Charles-Louis rated it really liked it Apr 18, The production ran from October 22, to November 29, with official opening on November Single Page 1 2. Archived from the original on 12 November After being farragutt impressed with the film adaptationI was immediately interested in reading Farragut Northas it seemed to have many things I loved seeing in American political drama’s: Probably hadn’t read a play since high school but read this because the movie ‘Ides of March’ was based on it and it was nominated for best adapted screenplay.

Tom rated it it was ok Nkrth 11, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I sat through the Ides of March today, wondering how it could be that Farragtu seen it before.

It’s just so sillimon to me that a dude wrote this based off Molly’s character alone. Farragut North by Beau Willimon. Born in Washington, D. And its hot-property status was cemented when Warner Brothers announced it was teaming with George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio to develop a possible movie version, based on a script Willimon wrote. Follow this list on Twitter: In Ides of Marchthe ending is a lot more dark and ambiguous, you feel as if the Morris campaign has been shaken up and has changed, but there could be consequences later; but it doesn’t matter because the main character has won, adding to his development from an idealistic political rising nlrth to the sleazy, self-serving campaigner that he loathed.


Without wishing to spoil anything, the ending to Farragut North feels like a simple ending which ultimately resolves the story that is being told and where the big picture will survive; again, for what the play is going for, willumon is fine, as it adds to the play’s moral that this is simply the harsh reality of political campaigns. Book annotation not wollimon for this title.

Paperback70 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This resolution is missing from the play, which makes it feel light and incomplete.

A political drama with powerful ambitions

Made for a quick read though and it was kind of cool to notice how characters are developed differently in plays than in books. It crafts a more complex ending.

Please try again, or click here to retrieve your password. That said, overall, Farragut North is a very well written and enjoyable play especially if you’re a fan of things like The West Wing or House noeth Cardsas I am. Giovanni Zuniga rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Therefore, I prefer The Ides of March because, to put it simply, the story feels like it has more weight to it and thus is more interesting.


No trivia or quizzes yet. It cuts out a lot of the filler. Want to Read saving…. The screenplay adaptation for “Ides of March” raises the stakes on the Molly subplot.

The original script won the Dayton Playhouse FutureFest a festival of new playswhere it was first produced, to rave reviews by critics and a warm response from audiences.

Nov 30, colin rated it really farragutt it Shelves: I wonder if the author wrote this, hoping it would get picked up as a movie? The themes of the play can translate to any number of worlds.

Farragut North by Beau Willimon

While I won’t say I was disappointed with Farragut Northit certainly is an entertaining and intriguing read and I imagine it makes a relatively straight forward play to produce Given that it’s mostly just people sitting and talking to each other the entire time. Aug 12, Rachel C. Beth rated it liked it Mar 09, Local Search Site Search. Which of the two potential older versions of himself will Ryan Gosling turn out to be in 20 years?

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