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War Games. "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf" by Edward Albee. State Theatre Company. [review]
(Adelaide Review, 2003-10)
Edward Albee’s play has a larger perspective than just the lives of his four floundering characters, it is a metaphor for the paralysis and narcissism of the American middle class and its failure to challenge an emerging ...
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.
Who's Afraid of Edward Albee's Foresight? 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' by Edward Albee. State Theatre Company [review]
(The Australian, 2003-09-04)
Poor Virginia Woolf. She is almost as famous for belonging in the quirky title of Edward Albee’s play as she is for To The Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway . A whole generation has wondered how she could be so scary, when, in ...
A House Among the Stars. "House Among the Stars" by Michael Tremblay. State Theatre Company of South Australia [review]
(The Australian, 2001-05-04)
State Theatre has succeeded with a work which, despite its soft edges and easy resolutions, has gentle charm and poetic accomplishment. This production has given us a memorable glimpse, the first on an Australian mainstage, ...
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 ...