Tag: Shakespeare

‘Speaking Daggers’, the new film by Shakespeare Republic

The opening screening of the new Arts Learning Festival, Shakespeare Republic’s Speaking Daggers, was a fantastic introduction to Australian theatrical output as tool-for-education. The short film was commissioned by the Arts Learning Festival, and the premiere showed the 11-minute short…

Richard III Bell Shakespeare Melbourne

Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III – a total triumph

Kate Mulvaney gives us a Richard unlike any seen before in the world in Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III. (And that’s not just because it’s a woman playing a man.) In a marathon effort of physical and psychological dexterity, including a…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Shakespeare in Therapy’

On arrival at Sharmini Kumar’s ‘Shakespeare in Therapy‘, a self-help group set in the afterlife, I was directed to write a nametag for myself. Then I took my seat in the circle of plastic chairs. Was I going to be…

Melbourne Fringe: ‘Julius Caesar’

The terrible things the power-hungry stoop to is exposed in Fleur Kilpatrick’s action-packed all -women’s ‘Julius Caesar’. This fast-paced and lusty evocation of the murderous plans of insiders will excite and delight. Enjoy the luxury of watching an all-woman cast…

Bell Shakespeare’s Othello

High school introduces many reluctant fifteen year olds to the world of Shakespeare who would rather be watching Bruce Willis movies. That however was not me. For one, I hate Bruce Willis, and two, I have always loved Shakespeare. Give…

Celebrate Shakespeare with ‘The Winter’s Tale’

It’s the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and Melbourne is all a-whirl with commemorative events. So far this year we’ve seen an all-female version of ‘Coriolanus’. Experienced ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on the banks of the Maribyrnong River. And been…

Heartstring’s all-female production of ‘Coriolanus’

Heartstring proudly presents one of Shakespeare’s final tragedies, ‘Coriolanus‘ – a bloody tale of pride and power amongst men, performed by an all-female cast. Famine has struck the city of Rome. Plebians angrily march in protest against the aristocracy who…

Paul Kelly does Shakespeare at The Wheeler Centre

We came from all walks of life to queue up at the Wheeler Centre at 9am on a Saturday morning for ‘Paul Kelly Does Shakespeare’. On a pilgrimage of sorts, we stood much as they would have outside The Globe…