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Fake News and Propaganda Machines: New Theatre Production Pulls "Animal Farm" into the Now In 1937, George Orwell witnessed a boy whipping a horse. This was a catalyst for his novel Animal Farm. Published...
20th October 2021, Helen Trenos Adaptation, Australia, Review, Theatre and Politics
Friday Essay: A World of Pain – Australian Theatre in Crisis Australia’s performing arts sector has long been recognized as an ecosystem. It is a community of artists, arts organizations and...
18th October 2021, Gillian Arrighi and Clare Irvine Australia, Covid-19, Theatre and Politics
From Pygmies to Puppets: What to Do with Roald Dahl’s Enslaved Oompa-Loompas in Modern Adaptations? The stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has opened in Brisbane. Charlie, like all of Roald Dahl’s novels...
14th October 2021, Kate Cantrell and David Burton Adaptation, Australia, Essay, Theatre and Politics
Fringe Theatre Reaches Global Scale with Digital Platform A new age of digital theatre is rising on the horizon, and its dawn is being accelerated by the global...
21st September 2021, REUTERS Australia, Festivals, News
"Don’s Party" at 50: An Achingly Real Portrayal of The Hapless Australian Middle-Class Voter The play Don’s Party premiered on August 11, 1971 at Carlton’s Pram Factory, home to the radical theatre ensemble The...
6th September 2021, Kathryn Kelly Australia, Essay, Theatre and Politics
Shakespeare’s Rulers and Generals Are All Flawed, but the Books on His Leadership Lessons Keep Coming John Bell’s new book Some Achieve Greatness is but the latest to use Shakespeare’s works to inspire and teach would-be leaders in...
7th July 2021, Robert White Australia, Books
Immersion and Spectator Self-Reckoning: "Boxing Shadows" at the Avignon Theatre Festival   One of the highlights of this year’s Avignon Festival was Boxing Shadows, written especially by Australian playwright Timothy Daly for...
30th July 2021, Lara Cox Australia, Avignon 2021, France, Immersive Theatre, Review
A Tight, Living Room Drama of a Family in Crisis, "Appropriate" Explores Truth-Telling and Dark Histories Wesley Enoch’s exuberant return to the Sydney Theatre Company to direct African-American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate is a wild ride...
20th July 2021, Heidi Norman and Jennifer Newman Australia, Review, Sydney

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