y Roulette sequence   drama   - Consists of 12 one act, two-handed, half hour plays.
Issue Details: First known date: 1996-2005 1996-2005
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'12 plays set in 12 different locations based on themes drawn from an ancient Chinese cosmology called the 12 Branches of Life. ... Roulette is a cycle of 12 half-hour short plays which focuses on chance meetings of two people in a range of situations. It provides a revealing mosaic of human interaction across a range of emotional landscapes.' (Ranters Theatre website)

Notes

  • Dedication: Roulette is dedicated to the members of Ranters Theatre.

Production Details

  • The first eight plays of Roulette, Inconsolable, Borneo, Petroleum, Legacy, Fortune, Night, Sickness and Hotel, were first produced together at The Price Theatre, Adelaide Festival, 1 March 2000. Directed by Adriano Cortese and Robert Daoud.
  • The 2000 Adelaide Festival production was subsequently produced for Company B Belvoir St, Sydney and the Ponti Festival, Portugal, 2001.
  • The last four plays, Break-In, Sisters, Innocence and Friendship, were first produced at the Carlton Courthouse, 11 May 2005. Directed by Robert Daoud.
  • 'Ranters Theatre premiered all twelve plays at la Mama Theatre between 1996 and 2005 as either single plays or in combinations.' (Playwright's Note)
  • See individual titles for first performance dates.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , La Mama Theatre , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Inconsolable, Raimondo Cortese , 1996 single work drama (p. 1-21)
Borneo, Raimondo Cortese , 1997 single work drama (p. 23-44)
Petroleum, Raimondo Cortese , 2000 single work drama (p. 44-65)
Legacy, Raimondo Cortese , 1998 single work drama (p. 65-90)
Fortune, Raimondo Cortese , 1999 single work drama (p. 90-109)
Night, Raimondo Cortese , 1999 single work drama (p. 109-128)
Sickness, Raimondo Cortese , 1999 single work drama (p. 128-150)
Hotel, Raimondo Cortese , 2000 single work drama (p. 152-173)
Break-In, Raimondo Cortese , 2005 single work drama (p. 174-199)
Sisters, Raimondo Cortese , 2005 single work drama (p. 201-222)
Innocence, Raimondo Cortese , 2005 single work drama (p. 223-243)
Friendship, Raimondo Cortese , 2005 single work drama (p. 243-271)

Includes

Inconsolable Raimondo Cortese , 1996 single work drama
— Appears in: The La Mama Collection : Six Plays for the 1990s 1997; (p. 237-259) Roulette 2005; (p. 1-21)
Friendship Raimondo Cortese , 2005 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 243-271)
Innocence Raimondo Cortese , 2005 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 223-243)
Break-In Raimondo Cortese , 2005 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 174-199)
Sisters Raimondo Cortese , 2005 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 201-222)
Hotel Raimondo Cortese , 2000 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 152-173)
Petroleum Raimondo Cortese , 2000 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 44-65)
Fortune Raimondo Cortese , 1999 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 90-109)
Borneo Raimondo Cortese , 1997 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 23-44)
Sickness Raimondo Cortese , 1999 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 128-150)
Night Raimondo Cortese , 1999 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 109-128)
Legacy Raimondo Cortese , 1998 single work drama
— Appears in: Roulette 2005; (p. 65-90)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Roulette : 12 Dialogues
First known date: 1996-2005

Works about this Work

Theatre Lily Bragge , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 May 2005; (p. 9)
These Days, Heather Bolton Barely Has Time to Breathe Robin Usher , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 10 May 2002; (p. 4)
Subtle, Skilful Works Illuminate the Realm of Experience Helen Thomson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 May 2002; (p. 4)
Cortese's No Ordinary Ranter Jo Roberts , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 May 2002; (p. 4)
Portuguese Roulette Raimondo Cortese , 2002 single work diary
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 61 no. 2 2002; (p. 204-211)
Theatre Lily Bragge , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 May 2005; (p. 9)
These Days, Heather Bolton Barely Has Time to Breathe Robin Usher , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 10 May 2002; (p. 4)
Subtle, Skilful Works Illuminate the Realm of Experience Helen Thomson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 May 2002; (p. 4)
Cortese's No Ordinary Ranter Jo Roberts , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 May 2002; (p. 4)
Portuguese Roulette Raimondo Cortese , 2002 single work diary
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 61 no. 2 2002; (p. 204-211)
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