The rebirth of ‘The Doll’ at its theatre of origin
History and future come together with a new staging of the iconic play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the new Union Theatre at the University of Melbourne
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
The magic that makes great plays comes from empathy, experience and all that is wondrous and strange, writes University of Melbourne's head of theatre
The power of queer performance
University of Melbourne's Alyson Campbell will co-lead the Feral Queer Camp, asking what makes performance queer and how to develop a network of queer thinkers
Shakespeare and lost plays
A new book by a University of Melbourne researcher explores the hundreds of lost plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences and their value to modern drama
How will the arts recover from COVID-19?
Artists whose careers survive the pandemic will emerge with an altered sense of what they do and their place in society, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Putting diversity centre stage
A new production puts emerging African-Australian theatrical voices centre stage, telling stories that challenge us, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Pulling no punches: The underrated art of stage fighting
Stage combat is one of the hardest crafts within theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains the skill and choreography behind a convincing stage fight.
The Crucible reborn
Theatre director and University of Melbourne alum Adena Jacobs explains her modern take on The Crucible and looks forward to her UK operatic directorial debut.
Putting cross-cultural stories centre stage
University of Melbourne masters student Kim Ho has won the prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for his play Mirror’s Edge - set near Lake Tyrrell.
For the love of the stage
Melbourne Fringe Living Legend Rinske Ginsberg, now a University of Melbourne acting researcher and lecturer, reflects on a life of performance.