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Feb
1
2013

Blood Wedding

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STC Wharf 1, August 5, 2011  Death haunts every word of Frederico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding. It hangs in the air, waiting to break upon the characters like red rain. There is no suspense about it; rather it has all the inevitability of ritual, played over and over, darkening lives, but also intensifying them.  A […]

Jan
31
2013

South Pacific

Lisa McCune as Nellie Forbush with the boys of Opera Australia's SOUTH PACIFIC Photo by Jeff Busy

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, August 11, 2012  Musicals never demand we fully believe in what is unfolding, but if performed brilliantly they do allow us to suspend disbelief. Opera Australia’s South Pacific directed by Bartlett Sher (based upon his New York Lincoln Center Theatre production) certainly hits that mark.  Anchoring it is the […]

Jan
26
2013

The Rape Of Lucrece

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York Theatre, January 22. This was a risk on behalf of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which took a cabaret performer – albeit one with few peers for charging a room with electricity – and thrust into her hands the 1900 lines of Shakespeare’s narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece. Camille O’Sullivan, her musical accomplice Feargal […]