So much larger than life, the play portrays two important stages in her life. The Free French Collaboration Tribunal examines her many dubious war-time relationships and actions. But for the action to flow impeccably from Coco’s glamorous lifestyle to the Tribunal (where she defends herself with her scathing wit and mockery) the writer uses the theatrical device of employing two actresses. One charts her life through several years, the other one remains in 1946 for her interrogation. It is an intriguing concept for the audience, which has an effective impact as the scenes alternate.
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More Than a Little Black Dress
$30.00 – $200.00 ex GST
Coco Channel sizzles, manipulates and charms her way through this stylised play. Coco was a ruthless opportunist – with a known penchant for wealthy lovers and dangerous company.
Coco, as a heroine is not particularly likeable – but she is someone that commands respect, even a grudging admiration, for her ability to make life, no matter how hard, work for her. Her many lovers are represented in Act One by her one true love, the English playboy whose position in his rigid upper-class society would never see her married to him, and in Act Two the charming German intelligence officer – whose relationship with her could cost her life.