Paradise Hotel: Critique

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Theatre 1331
Paradise Hotel
On the first day of theatre class, when we were told we must watch some plays and write a critique for each one, I gave a sigh of annoyance; however, when I attended the play “Paradise Hotel”, my entire view on plays have changed. Paradise Hotel exceeded my expectations in many ways, making it one of the most enjoyable experience I have ever had. The comedy and wittiness of all of the characters gave me a couple of chuckles and at some times made my stomach hurt from the laughter. Another reason why I believe this play was one of the greatest work of art I have witnessed is because of how it was performed. Usually most people see actors doing their job in movies and short films, where they are able to take cuts and reedit their work. However, for a theatrical play, the actors are not able to do that. They must perform their roles in one entire time frame without the use of computer technology. They must also memorize all of their lines and be able to improvise if something didn’t go according to the plan.

I believe the theme of the play was infidelity. Infidelity is the act of cheating, adultery, and is a breach of an expectation of sexual or emotional exclusivity. Usually this involves trust, betrayal, lying, and also disloyalty. I would agree with the play’s message because this type of action happens in the real world all the time. People across the country have affairs, which in the end always lead to lies and manipulation of others. Infidelity can not only be physical intimacy, but also emotional intimacy, which is equally bad because it could potentially ruin a once, healthy relationship.

I believe the protagonists of this play is Benoit Pinglet and Marcelle Paillardin. With Pinglet’s wife nagging on the time and not giving him the respect he wants, he seeks out another woman to satisfy his needs and desires. In regards to Marcelle Paillardin, she is sick and tired of her husband due to the lack...
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