Are you old enough to remember when theatre of angst and tragedy were acceptable in our theatres and demanded a tough skinned audience to accept the unpalatable realities? Something hit me when reflecting on reviewing Bell Shakespeare’s productions for about twenty years. John Bell was my hero after seeing what he could do with Shakespeare’sContinue reading “From Angst to Affirmation: a theatre of betrayal”
No matter how objective, rational and scientific its approach to development might be, even when using verbatim dialogue, the work of theatre is sculptural and multi-dimensional and is highly subjective. And this is its strength and power!
Recently I took the unusual step of explaining to students the appropriate use of the “Finger”. A New Year’s resolution might be to offer the literal and metaphoric “Finger” to bullies close up and the bullies on the International stage. Our young artists and society’s thinkers shouldn’t be made targets for Smugnatist bozos who attemptContinue reading “New Year finger to the bullies”