Drama

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Arts & Culture

The rebirth of ‘The Doll’ at its theatre of origin

History and future come together with a new staging of Ray Lawler’s iconic play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the new Union Theatre

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Arts & Culture

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

There’s no easy answer to writing great plays but part of the magic comes from empathy, experience and all that is wondrous and strange

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Podcast

The power of queer performance

Alyson Campbell will co-lead the Feral Queer Camp, hosting activities about what makes performance queer and how we might develop a network of queer thinkers

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Book extract

Shakespeare and lost plays

A new book explores the hundreds of plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences that are now lost to us, and their value to early modern drama

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Arts & Culture

Putting diversity centre stage

A new production puts a generation of emerging African-Australian theatrical voices centre stage, telling stories that excite and challenge

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Politics & Society

Get with the (political) programming

If real-life politics is getting you down, these fictional political TV power players might inspire your interest instead

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Arts & Culture

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Under the Microscope

The Crucible reborn

It’s the 17th-century witch-hunt story everybody knows, but what relevance does Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible have today? Acclaimed theatre director Adena Jacobs explains her modern take on the play, before her UK operatic directorial debut

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Arts & Culture

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Under the Microscope

Putting cross-cultural stories centre stage

Kim Ho has won the prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for his play Mirror’s Edge, which explores the interplay of Anglo-European, Chinese, and Indigenous cultures in Australia across three centuries

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Arts & Culture

Two plus two equals 1984: Orwell’s nightmare or smug satire

Orwell’s 1984 is a heavily laden text, which turned the author’s name into a byword for authoritarian nightmare. So what can we take from Headlong Theatre’s stage version at the Melbourne Festival?

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