• Review: Macbeth (Melbourne Theatre Company)

    Name the last time you saw Macbeth¬†in full Elizabethan garb? Or set in traditional Scotland? Maybe it was uncut if you were lucky. Can’t remember? Exactly. Purists, begone! The Melbourne Theatre Company’s current production of the Bard’s shortest and arguably most-performed tragedy is a visually stunning and engrossing aural...

  • Coranderrk Resources for VCE Drama

    Coranderrk, a play by Ilbijerri, Australia’s longest running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre company, is on this year’s playlist for Drama Unit 3 students in the Victorian Certificate of Education. First performed in August 2010 (appropriately) at Melbourne’s La Mama Courthouse,¬†Coranderrk is a drama about an 1881 Victorian...

  • Review: The Book of Mormon

    The Book of Mormon opened its Australian season last Saturday at the Princess Theatre, making Melbourne only the third city to see the production (excluding the US tour) behind New York and London. Back in 2015, Melbourne certainly created a coup to secure Mormon and now after a series...

  • Friday Essay: The Arts And Our Still-Born National Identity

    Stephen Sewell, National Institute of Dramatic Art The debate about culture in Australia typically follows a familiar pattern: a commentator laments declining cultural standards and narrowing opportunities and looks for someone to blame. The usual suspects scatter, leaving the artists to respond by pointing to inadequate funding and whining...

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