Art, Life x 3, The Unexpected Man and Conversations After a Burial comprise the new tome; all four plays were translated by Christopher Hampton. Each title is preceded by the theatre where the play was initially produced as well as the names of the original cast members. A French writer based in Paris, Yasmina Reza's plays also include The Passage of Winter and A Spanish Play. She translated La Metamorphose, which was directed by Roman Polanski, and her novels include "Hammerklavier," "Desolation" and "Adam Haberberg." Reza won a 1998 Best Play Tony Award for Art.
The 268-page book will be released by Faber and Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, on July 30. "Yasmina Reza: Plays 1" has a suggested retail price of $16.