Comedy hints at the tragedy beneath [REVIEW]
Hadley, Bree (2010) Comedy hints at the tragedy beneath [REVIEW]. The Australian, Feb(15).
THE Little Dog Laughed. By Douglas Carter Beane. Queensland Theatre Company. Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane. February 11.
DOUGLAS Carter Beane's The Little Dog Laughed is a comedy about truth and its consequences.
Set mainly in New York, the story follows film star Mitchell Green's developing relationship with Alex, a rentboy he calls one night while drunk and lonely in a hotel room.
Scenes in which Mitchell and Alex test the strength of something they seem to have found together are punctuated by monologues from Mitchell's agent Diane and Alex's ex-girlfriend Ellen.
We start to see glimpses of their separate lives, what their shared life might look like and, eventually, a crisis that brings all four characters together in the pursuit of a somewhat conflicted set of ideas about what happiness is and what it takes to be happy.
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|Keywords:||Douglas Carter Beane, Little Dog Laughed|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Drama|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Deposited On:||07 Feb 2011 10:06|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2011 00:53|
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