PERFORMANCE: Women Beware Women
|Women Beware Women : English playwright Howard Barker's re-visioning of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean revenge tragedy
Five nights only. From Tuesday May 22 through to Saturday May 26, at 8pm. $20 full; $15 concession. Tickets at door.
Theatre students in English and Cultural Studies present contemporary English playwright Howard Barker’s revisioning of Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean revenge tragedy Women Beware Women. Directed by Assoc. Prof. Steve Chinna. Middleton’s play was last performed at UWA in the Octagon Theatre in 1982, directed by then director-in-residence Timothy West with a cast comprising English Department staff and members of the UWA GRADS and UDS theatre communities.
Barker utilises most of the first four acts and the language of Middleton’s play in its first half, with a second half comprised of Barker’s mixture of vividly poetic and robust vernacular language. While Middleton saw fit to end his play with a conventional revenge tragedy massacre of his troublesome protagonists, Barker takes the trajectories of the protagonists towards a denouement which leaves all but one of the characters surviving, but which shatters the ducal state of greed, misogyny, and moral corruption. Some coarse language.
Dolphin Theatre, UWA
: 6488 2103
Tue, 22 May 2012 20:00
Sat, 26 May 2012 22:30
Steve Chinna <[email protected]>
Mon, 21 May 2012 13:14
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