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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Therefore, Wllimon will simply say right off the bat, the film version is better. Apr 20, Kendra Carlson rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s just so obvious to me that a dude wrote this based off Molly’s character alone.

Farragut North

Ditto this play – once you know the twist, there isn’t anything about the journey that’s worth repeating. Good to ride on the coattails of the House of Cards success in an election year. The production ran from October 22, to November 29, with official opening on November The play and the movie were vastly different. This resolution is missing from the play, which makes it feel light and incomplete.

Archived from the original on 12 November Based on reading this play versus the screenplay, and the early draft of the House of Cards pilot on Wikileaks! Farragut North is a play written by Beau Willimonloosely based on former Governor Howard Dean ‘s Democratic primary election campaign for U. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A political drama with powerful ambitions Playwright saw the back-room spin on the campaign trail Beau Willimon says the subject of his play “Farragut North” “is not politics; that’s just the world it takes place in. Off-Broadway fraragut plays American plays United States presidential election in popular culture Plays based on actual events Plays set in the United States in fiction Howard Dean American plays adapted into films.

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Farragut North (play) – Wikipedia

Chris Pine joined the cast. After graduation, he audited a playwrighting class at Columbia and was encouraged by the instructor, Eduardo Machado, to apply for an MFA in playwrighting under his tutelage. Retrieved from ” https: The play is billed as “a classic tale of hubris set against a contemporary landscape — about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it”.

Return to Book Page. I like House of Cards fine, but I know I’m never going to re-watch any of it. Louis when he was farragur Lists with This Book. Paperback70 pages. 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.

While I won’t say I was disappointed with Farragut Northit certainly is an entertaining and intriguing read and I imagine it makes willijon relatively straight forward play to produce Given that it’s mostly just people sitting and talking to each other the entire time. Retrieved 27 October Your article has been sent. The guy has a pretty dim view of human nature.

It cuts out a lot of the filler.

Beth rated it liked it Mar 09, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you like a plot that’s a bit more simple and straight-foward Well, as much as you can get for a story like thisthen you might like this more than the film; at any rate, I’m glad I gave it a read and I’d say whether you’ve seen the film version or not, it’s definitely afrragut checking out. He works better with other writers to round him out.

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Farragut North – review

Kris rated it really liked it Apr 20, 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 of Cardsas I am. Cant wait to see it on farraut. Without wishing to spoil anything, the ending to Farragut North feels like a simple ending which ultimately farargut the story that is being told and where the big picture will survive; again, for what the play is going for, this is fine, as it adds to the play’s moral that this is simply the harsh reality of political campaigns.

Feb 10, Amanda rated it liked it. The themes of the play can translate to any number of worlds. 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. Jim rated it liked it Farraagut 15, After being thoroughly impressed with the film adaptationI was immediately interested in reading Farragut Northbrau it seemed to have many things I loved seeing in American political drama’s: Trivia About Farragut North.