I have a piece up in The Conversation about the way King Lear speaks to the emotional dynamics when we gather for family occasions. Assuming you have a wildly dysfunctional family.
The wonderfully enjoyable thing about this production is the free hand the Director has taken with all its aspects. Damien Ryan knows his material so well that he has the confidence to swoosh in some comic business from Two Gentlemen of Verona, to substitute sonnets at will, or to script-doctor whole interludes from multiple sources […]
Sydney Theatre Company at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay King Lear is a Titan of a play, but it is not a play of one man. It may appear to be one of those classics entirely focused on a single protagonist, but in fact there are many large, meaty roles to attract and challenge […]
Bell Shakespeare at the Sydney Opera House Playhouse (Full disclosure: I was engaged to write the Teachers’ Resource Kit for this.) (Another note: I have been liberal with discussion of staging details, because the production is about to close, so this piece stands more usefully as a record than a review. So be cautious if […]