Cloud Nine | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Douglas Watt

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Cloud Nine.
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Critical Review by Douglas Watt

SOURCE: "With Patience, Cloud 9 Develops a Silver Lining," in Daily News, New York, 19 May 1981.

In the following review of the New York production of Cloud 9, Watt considers the play "ill-balanced, " faulting the startling shift in scene and tone between the two acts.

The first of the two long acts of Cloud 9, a British comedy concerned mainly with perversions and particularly those of a homosexual nature, is so insistently and tediously campy that one returns for the second act with considerable reluctance. But although the last half of Caryl Churchill's play also has its fair share of outrageous moments, it has touching ones, too, and the acting and direction are so telling here that one leaves the theater not sorry to have stayed to the end.

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