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Rocking Horse Winner

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PublisherEdinburgh DataVault
Date of data productionMay 2016 - May 2016
Date made availableMay 2016

Description

Rocking Horse Winner is a 60 minute, one act chamber opera, adapted, with permission from the D.H.Lawrence Estate, from the short story The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence.

The opera was conceived and composed by Gareth Williams, and the libretto was written by Anna Chatterton. The work was co-commissioned by Scottish Opera and Tapestry Opera, and premiered by Tapestry Opera in Toronto in 2016. The work has also been produced at Saratoga Opera Festival in New York 2018, and is scheduled to be re-staged in Toronto, in 2020.

This dataset is held in the Edinburgh DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh users. External users may request access to a copy of the data by contacting the Principal Investigator, Contact Person or Data Manager named on this page. University of Edinburgh users who wish to have direct access should consult the information about retrieving data from the DataVault at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault.

Abstract

A modern adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence short story, Rocking Horse Winner explores the relationship between Paul, a young man with developmental challenges, and his emotionally distant mother. Paul becomes dangerously obsessed with solving the "bad luck" of his family in order to win the love of his mother. His obsession creates a strange magic that both connects him to luck and makes him vulnerable to powerful voices only he can hear. In our new age of entitlement Rocking Horse Winner is an intimate, psychologically insightful look at love, "luck", and greed.

## Access ##
This dataset is held in the Edinburgh DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh users. External users may request access to a copy of the data by contacting the Principal Investigator, Contact Person or Data Manager named on this page or email CAHSS REF: cahss.ref@ed.ac.uk. University of Edinburgh users who wish to have direct access should consult the information about retrieving data from the DataVault at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault .

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  • Rocking Horse WInner

    Storage locationEdinburgh DataVault
    Access descriptionThis dataset is held in the DataVault, directly accessible only to authorised University of Edinburgh staff. To request a copy, contact the Depositor, or the Contact Person or Data Manager. Further info: http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault
    Mediahttp://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-support/datavault
    TypeAudiovisual

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