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Molière masterpiece ‘The Misanthrope’ gets scintillating modern update

Molière masterpiece ‘The Misanthrope’ gets scintillating modern update

“Molière is the greatest comic playwright in the history of theatre, and Martin Crimp is one of the most provocative of contemporary playwrights,” claims Helpmann Award-winning actor, writer and director, Humphrey Bower. Perth-based Bower is guest directing WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students in English playwright Martin Crimp’s modern adaptation of Moliere’s The Misanthrope, to be […]

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Review: Molière’s Tartuffe is unholy, depraved and totally hilarious

Tartuffe | Heath Ledger Theatre | Until Nov 5 | ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 When I was in high school, I remember visiting a rival drama department to watch another class perform. The troupe had re-imagined Shakespeare as a contemporary piece, which featured an inexplicable rap battle / break dancing competition during the climax of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Whenever […]

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Emily Weir makes her professional debut in Tartuffe

Emily Weir makes her professional debut in Tartuffe

Actress Emily Weir (left in the photo) has just graduated from Queensland’s University of Technology and she jumped straight into her first professional role in Black Swan State Theatre’s production of Moliere’s classic Tartuffe – The Hypocrite. This new acclaimed adaptation from Justin Fleming takes the iconic French play and re-positions it for modern day […]

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