It's a long title, but the moment you read “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” or its alternative, “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)”, you know you’re in for some fun, writes HELEN MUSA.
"The cast's deep, emotionally real performances made sure the complicated narrative was delivered in such a way that losing attention was virtually impossible." ARNE FEALING reviews "Speaking in Tongues".
"Theatregoers praise and lament the wit of such luminaries as Oscar Wilde while possibly ignoring the incredible writing and performances of Australia’s Wharf Revue writing and performance team," says reviewer JOE WOODWARD.
The “Come Alive” Festival of Museum Theatre picks up on Canberra's national collections, so that students from secondary schools and colleges visit a museum and select a character, an object or an event that inspires them to write a play.
It's an open question as to whether theatre director Cate Clelland would've been helped if she'd seen the film "Lantana" before directing Andrew Bovell’s play "Speaking in Tongues", on which the movie was based, writes HELEN MUSA.