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Nov
10
2018

DEGENERATE ART

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Old Fitz Theatre, October 21 7.5/10 Two highly intelligent American musicians – Joan Baez and Marc Ribot – have told me in interviews this year that Trump’s US is already a fascist state. This exaggerates symptoms of a potential metamorphosis towards fascism, most obviously via racism, scapegoating minorities, discrediting the media, law-enforcement and the judiciary, […]

Nov
7
2018

JESUS WANTS ME FOR A SUNBEAM

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Lennox Theatre, October 20 9/10 Here’s a gentle irony buried in a shallow grave: the play that finally signals the coming of age of the National Theatre of Parramatta is about the premature death of a little girl. In this relentlessly Philistine land it’s unsurprising that Peter Goldsworthy’s 1993 novella Jesus Wants Me for a […]

Nov
4
2018

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

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Playhouse, October 18 7.5/10 Other people’s marriages are mysteries. Even if you know the couple well you only see the version presented for external consumption; not the bedroom nuts and bolts, the power dynamics, conflict resolution or any other aspects of shared domesticity. When Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage first aired on Swedish television […]

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