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Roulette: 12 Dialogues  

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Edgy, provocative and emotionally honest, each of these twelve short plays explores the nuances and subtleties of a meeting between two people.

Based on the ancient Chinese cosmology, The Twelve Branches of Life, the plays are a revealing mosaic of human interaction across a range of emotional landscapes.

From a chance meeting between a man and a woman in a café, to the prodigal son who returns home to enslave a helpless older man, this fiercely intelligent writing illuminates moments of cruelty and beauty so often hidden when two people interact.

  • "It is modernity without formal structure, or even a hint of didacticism, but has a power that can make everyday language resonant with emotion and meaning ... [it] may well be pointing to the future of Australian playwriting." Helen Thomson, The Age
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-765-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


RAIMONDO CORTESE graduated from the VCA School of Drama in 1993 and is a founding member of Ranters Theatre, of which he was the Artistic Director from 1994 to 2000. His plays include: Lucrezia and Cesare, The Room, The Large Breast or the Upside-Down Bell, The Fertility of Objects, Features of Blown Youth, Roulette, St Kilda Tales and The Wall. A collection of short stories, The Indestructible Corpse (Text Publishing), appeared in 1998. He has also written for film, television and radio. Cortese has exhibited in group exhibitions of visual texts in Australia and overseas, with solo shows in Melbourne and Pisa, Italy. He has also designed textual installations, including 'Salivate', for the Melbourne City Library.

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