If We Were Villains

If We Were Villains M.L. Rio


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If We Were Villains





Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the books in front of our faces.

On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it.

Ten years ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extra. But in their fourth and final year, the balance of power begins to shift, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent.

Part coming-of-age story, part confession, If We Were Villains explores the magical and dangerous boundary between art and life. In this tale of loyalty and betrayal, madness and ecstasy, the players must choose what roles to play before the curtain falls.

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⠀ "How tremendous the agony of unmade decisions" ⠀ Após passar 10 anos na prisão - por um crime que ele pode ou não ter cometido - Oliver Marks é abordado pelo homem que o colocou lá. O detetive Colborne está se aposentando, mas antes ele quer saber o que realmente aconteceu 10 anos atrás na renomada academia de artes que Oliver e seus amigos frequentavam. ⠀ Os 7 atores estudantes de Shakespeare eram inseparáveis, mas em certo momento do último ano deles na ac... leia mais

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