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Suffering from Collateral Damage. 'Euripides’ Trojan Women' adapted by Rosalba Clement and Dawn Langman. State Theatre Company. [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2004-11-26)
In The Trojan Women the text is on suffering - for women, children, even, for the souls of the victors. Its subject is the death that can be worse than death - occupation and enslavement. In her final project as Artistic ...
Star of the Big Picture Show. 'Scenes From an Execution' by Howard Barker. State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2002-10-07)
The execution referred to in Howard Barker’s play, written for radio in 1983 and first fully staged in 1989, is not a death, but the creation of a painting. But the painting is about death, the slaughter in the Battle of ...
Stark Beauty Lost in Chorus Line. 'Euripides' Trojan Women'. State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2004-11-18)
It is not surprising that the Greek drama speaks so strongly to us now, because it also spoke strongly to its own audience. And none more so than the works of Euripides. His plays confronted the Athenian audience with an ...
Subverted Melodrama. "My Life, My Love" by Pat Rix. Tutti Ensemble Holdfast Choir, State Theatre Company of South Australia and State Opera [review]
(The Australian, 2002-03-08)
My Life, My Love is a melodramatic tale that would make even Dickens blush but, lifted by the enthusiasm of the performers, it subverts much of its own earnestness.
Growing Pains in a Garden of Delights. "Afternoon of the Elves" by Janet Laylor Lisle and Y York. Windmill Performing Arts [review]
(The Australian, 2004-08-27)
The text sits uneasily between its American origins and its re-setting in Australia and some imported phrasings jar on the ear, as do local particulars. But the play’s themes of friendship and loyalty have a sturdy directness ...
Salesman Demands We Pay... Attention. 'Death of A Salesman' by Arthur Miller. State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2004-08-02)
Miller's play treads a fine line and this production achieves that. We get irritated by Willy's delusions and his mulish devotion to them. We want to disregard him as pathetic and unsophisticated, but in its stature and ...
More Weight.'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller. State Theatre Company with Urban Myth Theatre Company. [review]
(The Adelaide Review, 2003-04)
The Crucible was first performed fifty years ago and repeatedly since, because it not only describes the exponential insanity of the McCarthy period but those numerous occasions before and since when a community is goaded ...