Tag Archives: Shakespeare

June 01

A Midsummer Nights Dream – Free will v’s the fates in Rockdale. (Theatre Review)

  A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Guild Theatre May 18 – June 9, You can grab your tickets here. Images – Craig O’Regan It is via certain mythologies that tragic drama and its psychoanalytical effects become central to Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, first printed in 1600, arrived at the birth of a new century and […]

October 15

Cymbeline -Marriage/Fidelity/War. (Theatre Review)

Cymbeline Secret House Theatre Company The Depot Theatre 5-15 October (At the time of publishing this review, the production run is over. You can read more about it here.) The issue of female fidelity rides high in Cymbeline, exemplified in the actions of Imogen and Cymbeline’s unnamed Queen. Fallen out of favour these days, with […]

March 25

Lisa Chat’s with Mark Westbrook director of Stitching – Pt 1 (theatre article)

 Stitching  by Anthony Neilson Little Spoon Theatre Company Tap gallery 26 March through to 12 April You can buy your tickets here.  I have neither  seen nor read Anthony Neilson’s confronting 2002 play Stitching, so I am greatly looking forward to the Little Spoon presentation running at the Tap Gallery from March 26 through to […]

December 20

Theatre in 2013

Everyone who reads this blog knows I’m not a list post person and especially I am not an “end of year” list person, but I do think it’s worth acknowledging the passing of a year and the work displayed, particularly when it has been a landmark year. I said half way through 2013 that this […]

December 02

King Lear – The Independent Theatre Company and a thriving Sydney Shakespeare Festival. (Theatre Review)

King Lear is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, and this is partly due to the ambiguity of its moralising, as well as its starkly contemporary themes. Who can’t relate to a tired ruling father going a little “odd” in his old age, sibling rivalry over a fortune, or acting out of ego rather than rational common […]

October 07

King Lear: 2 PLayers / 60 Minutes – Shakespere expanded into the unspoken. (Theatre Review)

This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,–often the surfeit of our own behavior,–we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treachers, by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers, […]