Both Still Outragingly Relevant: “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer”

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On a whim, I picked myself up a copy of Eve Ensler's collection of writings to stop violence against women - "A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer."  Hate to be the bearer of irritatingly devastating news but after being first published in 2007, more than a decade later this work is still so … Continue reading Both Still Outragingly Relevant: “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer”

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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”

Not For Every Fish in the Sea: The Coen Brothers’ “Hail Caesar”

"Hail Caesar" written and directed by the Coen brothers left me pleasantly gobsmacked whilst I simultaneously sensed my own smugness, feeling as if I got a joke that not necessarily everyone was meant to get. I felt like the brothers had communicated to me in code and inwardly I uttered a hurrah! As I had stumbled … Continue reading Not For Every Fish in the Sea: The Coen Brothers’ “Hail Caesar”

Larry Moss’ “The Intent to Live” is the Modern Day Bible for Every Actor and Director

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When I was a high school student I was made aware of this thing called "theatre" when our drama class went on an excursion to see "Blood Will Have Blood"  directed by John Sheedy and performed by the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts third year acting students. On the bus back to school, my … Continue reading Larry Moss’ “The Intent to Live” is the Modern Day Bible for Every Actor and Director