Assisted Suicide: The Musical.
There's a problematic bias in the way that assisted suicide is portrayed in the media.
Sydney Opera House during this year’s Vivid Festival: now, more than ever, we need artists to tell us the truth.
There was once a sense of excitement about creating a genuinely Australian culture and making our own way in the world. What's happened to that optimism?
An artwork by James C. Christensen, which represents Shakespeare with characters from all of his plays.
Attributing a Shakespeare work to another writer attracts plenty of critics. But an attribution specialist says his team's decision to name Christopher Marlowe as a co-author is based on state of the art research.
Emma Rice © Sarah Lee
For many, it is Rice’s advocacy of gender equality and diversity that define her short tenure at the Globe. So what happens next?
A portrait believed to be of Marlowe.
There is more than one hand at play behind some of Shakespeare's work, but it's not necessarily Marlowe's.
Robert Lepage explores his past, and the notion of memory, in his autobiographical show 887.
We all store parts of our memory outside of our head: in our phones, our computers and our friends. In 887, Robert Lepage brings his memory to life in a gloriously intricate one-man production.
Satirical, absurdist playwright Dario Fo dead aged 90.
Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA
Over a lifetime's work, Dario Fo stood tall and would not bow to either artistic or political compromise.
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Victorians revelled in images and descriptions of murder and mutilation which would today be regarded as shocking.
Women in South African cultural industries feature prominently on stages and in studios, but not in its boardrooms.
South African creative and cultural industries have taken some early steps to elevate women to leadership positions, but there is still some way to go.
Young actors give voice to what teenage boys think about porn – how often they watch it, who they watch it with and why.
Sol Rumbl, Ari Maza Long, Sam Salem and Jack Palit in Gonzo. Photo credit Sarah Walke.
Drawing on surveys and group discussions with teenage boys about their use of pornography, Gonzo provides a window into young men’s experiences that's in equal parts funny, engaging, and confronting.
The OzAsia Festival will showcase innovative and youthful performance art from across Asia.
Hiroaki Umeda's split flow and Holistic Strata. Credit Ryuichi Marui Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
From a dancer moving against a wash of static, to a show that takes the audience hostage, Adelaide's OzAsia Festival celebrates both high art and high energy performances.
Othello calls himself ‘an honourable murderer’, but can a modern audience still accept this claim?
Othello is one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. But in the light of 21st-century understandings of abuse, the play is recast as a textbook case of domestic terrorism.
En avant, Marche! An energetic – sometimes frenetic – show.
A trombonist is forced to play the cymbals, while a pair of marching girls dance out his frustrations. A full brass band slips from classical, to jazz, to folk and cabaret. En Avant, Marche! is a strange show, but worth your time.
Wife and husband duo Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton were co-artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company for five years. Upton was solo director for a further three.
Sydney Theatre Company now has an interim artistic director, after the sudden departure of Jonathan Church. A flagship theatre company can transform a city's view of its place in the world, which is why the role is so important.
Meshack Mavuso played the role of ‘The Man with the Green Blanket’ in ‘Marikana the Musical’
Two musicals set in working class mining communities -- one in the UK and the other in South Africa -- have diametrically opposed messages: one of hope; the other, despair.
Arthur Bolkas and David Woods in The Chat, in which the fate of a prisoner who has breached parole is decided.
When former prisoners – and audience members – come together in a play examining our justice system, the result is unruly, uncomfortable and worthwhile.
The first Australian National Playwrights Centre (ANPC) was founded in 1973 – the age of bongs, thongs and social wrongs. Australian drama was by then well into its Biggest Renaissance Ever. The Pram Factory…
Ned, played by Johnny Carr and Mortimer (Marco Chiappi) in Edward II.
A new production of Edward II by the 'bad boy of Elizabethan drama' breathes fresh life into the play, accentuating the story's political and psychological dimensions.
The cast of Twelfth Night rehearse at the Belvoir St Theatre.
Belvoir St Theatre's production of Twelfth Night features veteran actor Keith Robinson, who returns to the stage after recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. There's radical potential in cross-mobility casting – but Belvoir doesn't quite get there.
Tang and Shakespeare’s dramas are being blended together in a series of adaptions.
Shakespeare was not the only famous dramatist to die in 1616. On the other side of the world, in China, another theatrical legend was laid to rest.