Nov
27
2013

Marcel Khalifé Lights a Candle

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Even being tried for blasphemy over a song lyric never shook Marcel Khalifé’s belief in his music. But then this belief had already seen him playing in bombed-out concert halls during the Lebanese Civil War and withstanding his father’s disdain for pursuing a musical career. Khalifé, who sings, composes and plays the oud, is a […]

Nov
26
2013

Machinal

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Wharf 2, November 25 Really we are not unlike ants or bees in our collective expectation that each individual will fit neatly into the whole and fulfil his or her role. But round pegs abound in a world of squarely defined holes, and Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play is a cry on behalf of round pegs […]

Nov
25
2013

Waiting For Godot

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Sydney Theatre, November 23 This is not just a good Godot, it is a wonderful one. It quivers with the pathos-laden humour that inhabits Beckett’s every page, but that can be lost or distorted on the stage. Given that the play’s intended director, Tamas Ascher, was prevented from attending rehearsals due a neck injury, Andrew […]