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Julian Meyrick on the Fate of Melbourne’s legendary Anthill Theatre

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News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

Melbourne’s Anthill Theatre, based in a hall in South Melbourne, burned brightly in the 1980s to the early 1990s — and its influence has long endured across Australia. The adaptation of classic, European plays is now routine among our theatre companies, (read our review of STC’s Three Sisters that opened on Friday), but Anthill productions of Moliere, Beckett

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Can you measure the value of culture by numbers?

News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

Julian Meyrick, the Strategic Professor of Creative Arts at Flinders University, argues that our addiction to measuring things has replaced evaluating things – including creativity. So how do you measure cultural activities whose purpose, meaning and hope are ends in themselves? *** A few weeks ago Angelita Teo, the director of the National Museum of Singapore gave a speech at the

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The Western Bulldogs are less a football team and more like a cast of a play

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The unforgettable moment. It is one that for Dogs supporters looms so much larger than the final result. It is the moment when, in defiance of historical trends, bookies’ odds and popular prejudice, Australia’s footy commentators realise the Western Bulldogs are going to win the AFL premiership. To appreciate the full force of this unanticipated

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