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What Makes Good Theatre?


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During the Midsumma Festival, I had the wonderful fortune of seeing a production that would rate as one of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen in Australia for years. The production was Loving Repeating presented by Vic Theatre Company featuring Deidre Rubenstein as Gertrude Stein. And while this article is not a review of the now-closed production, the show affected me so profoundly that it made me ask just what is it that makes good theatre?      For the full article go to:


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Travel Frenzy!

Only 27 days to go before I’m on the plane to Athens! I’m in a travel frenzy organising iphone and ipad communications and theatre reservations.

Athens: 5 shows in 6 days including Antigone, Iphigenia at Aulis and best of all, Medea, at the Ancient Theatre at Epidaurus. My 3 favourite plays that happen to be about women.

Spoleto: Because theatre in Rome is closed for the summer I decided to head north to Umbria and although it is not in my plan of tracing theatre history chronologically, there is some not-to be-missed theatre such as Robert Wilson‘s The Old Woman and Irina Brook‘s, Island Trilogy. Some times one can just get lucky!

But another stroke of luck, I did find classical Roman theatre in Spain. So as well as doing the Almagro festival I will head over to Merida for a production of The Golden Ass by the second century author,  Apuleius. It is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety. Please check out the Roman ampitheatre it’s extraordinary!   http://www.spain.info/en/reportajes/teatro_romano_de_merida_el_ultimo_refugio_de_las_musas.html

Finally thanks to Pan Australian Travel for being so accommodating to my theatrical whims.  http://www.panaustravel.com.au

English: Illustration of the Golden Ass by Jea...
English: Illustration of the Golden Ass by Jean de Bosschère. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)