The House of Bernarda Alba: how Patricia Cornelius’ adaptation reminds us why we love her so much (just incase you forgot)

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Australian playwright Patricia Cornelius has popped into my life on multiple unexpectedly pleasant occasions. This is one of those occasions; a considerably memorable and affecting one. As a theatre kid, naturally I had heard of "The House of Bernarda Alba," the play by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca,  but I was not familiar with it (so sue … Continue reading The House of Bernarda Alba: how Patricia Cornelius’ adaptation reminds us why we love her so much (just incase you forgot)

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Embracing Vulnerability: How Mari Andrew Encourages Us to Feel Like Kids Again in Order to Grow Up

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to be included in the Melbourne audience of a live interview session with Mari Andrew. When I discovered that this event, "Mari Andrew on Growing Up," was coming to Melbourne you can count on the fact that I let out a little squeal. I was so excited to … Continue reading Embracing Vulnerability: How Mari Andrew Encourages Us to Feel Like Kids Again in Order to Grow Up

National Theatre’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Proves the Immortality of Williams’ Trifecta

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London's National Theatre has revived a much loved Tennessee Williams masterpiece. "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is currently playing in the West End, but for those located a bit more on the... peripherals (?) selected cinemas are holding National Theatre Live screenings. Oh happy days! I had never witnessed a theatre screening before so … Continue reading National Theatre’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Proves the Immortality of Williams’ Trifecta

A Modern Take on a Classic Tour de Force: Bell Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”

Last night I ventured forth from my apartment to go and see Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" put up by the outstanding Bell Shakespeare theatre company. My initial thought after seeing that the majority of the audience were upper-middle class older couples was "this feels elitist," followed by "at least they're trying," as I saw that … Continue reading A Modern Take on a Classic Tour de Force: Bell Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”