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Hotel  

Hotel $21.81 ex GST
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A two-part jazz opera, words by Caryl Churchill, music by Orlando Gough.  This volume contains Churchill's libretto, plus articles on the making of Hotel.

In the first part, entitled Eight Rooms, fourteen people spend a night in a hotel. But they all occupy the same space, their stories overlapping and interweaving and creating an exhilarating collage of words, voices, music and choreographed movement.

In the second part, Two Nights, a dance piece, we see two nights happening at the same time as two people find different ways to disappear.

Review
'Elusive, poetic, striking and substantial.' The Times

Cast : 6M, 8F, 2 pianists, 1 double bassist

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-337-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Caryl Churchill (born 3 September 1938) is an English dramatist known for her use of non-naturalistic techniques and feminist themes, the abuses of power, and sexual politics. She is acknowledged as a major playwright in the English language and a leading female writer. Her early work developed Brecht's modernist dramatic and theatrical techniques of ‘Epic theatre’ to explore issues around gender and sexuality. 

From A Mouthful of Birds (1986) onwards, she began to experiment with forms of dance-theatre, incorporating techniques developed from the performance tradition initiated by Artaud with his 'Theatre of Cruelty'. This move away from a clear Fabel dramaturgy towards increasingly fragmented and surrealistic narratives characterises her work as a postmodernist.

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