9781474256131

The Armour

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  • ISBN13:

    9781474256131

  • ISBN10:

    1474256139

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/24/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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Summary

Because power is fragile, it requires you naked. That is why the most powerful people in the world have sex in hotels. In fact, having sex in the best hotels makes you powerful. It doesn't matter how good the sex is, only how good the hotel is.

Featuring three duologues, set in 2015, 1970 and 1981, all within the walls of London's Langham Hotel, The Armour is a site-specific drama about the lasting and changing effects of empire.

The play received its world premiere at The Langham Hotel, in a promenade production, on 3 March 2015.

Author Biography

Ben Ellis is a playwright from Gippsland in Australia, now based in London. His significant works include Post Felicity (2001), Falling Petals (2002), a stage adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (2005), and more recently Poet No. 7 (2006) and The Final Shot (Theatre503, 2007). His play The Captive explores the folklore surrounding the supposed capture of a white woman by aboriginal people in East Gippsland. Ellis's short play about the death of activist Rachel Corrie, Blindingly Obvious Facts, was featured in the 2007 Melbourne Top 30 season of the Short and Sweet short play competition. Ben Ellis was awarded the inaugural Malcolm Robertson Prize and the Patrick White Playwrights' Award for Post Felicity. He was also the recipient of the Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award in 2002 for Falling Petals.

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