The Homosexuals, or Faggots (Malthouse, Melbourne)

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The week in which we have seen the sky fill with the flaming debris of Milo Yiannopoulos’s career is a good week for the opening of Declan Greene’s The Homosexuals, or Faggots, a play that explicitly (pun intended) takes all those questions of free speech, offensiveness, privileged speaking positions, and the like, and turns them

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The Rage of Achilles review (Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne)

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At 15,693 lines the Iliad sounds a hubristic notion for a one-man show. But as Homer’s epic poems were sophisticated postprandial entertainments for the ancient Greeks, recited to a roomful of relaxing dinner guests, they are in fact perfectly suited to being in the hands of a solo story-teller, bringing the tribe together with tales of

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‘Tis Pity (Melbourne Recital Centre)

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‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore is the title of a play by a near-contemporary of Shakespeare, John Ford, and An Operatic Fantasia on Selling the Skin and the Teeth is the subtitle of the new collaboration between Meow Meow, director Cameron Menzies and composer and librettist Richard Mills. Mills’s program note points out that performing

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The Village Bike review (Red Stitch, Melbourne)

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Becky (Ella Caldwell) and John (Richard Davies) have moved to the country. She is expecting their first child and John is the very model of the involved dad: when we first encounter him he is reading how-to pregnancy books. He is, however, no longer interested in sex, which turns Becky first to his porn stash,

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