Tour news: Peter Brook directs Fugard and Barrie Kosky adapts Poe...
I’ve dutifully kept this secret for a coupla months -- I’m good like that -- but whenever I do keep professional secrets, I at least like to be the one to blow the lid off the freakin’ story. Well, you’re gonna read all about this very shortly. But at least I can be an hour or two ahead of the wire services and a day ahead of the papers, right? Wrong? Whatever!
Peter Brook’s French language production of Athol Fugard's play Sizwe Banzi is Dead is coming to Australia this year. The tour starts in Melbourne.
Here are the Australian tour dates:
The Malthouse, Melbourne, October 16 - 27, 2007.
Geelong Performing Arts Centre, October 30 & 31.
Bendigo Performing Arts Centre, November 2 and 3.
Adelaide Festival Centre, November 6 - 17.
Sydney Opera House, November 26 to December 16.
If those Melbourne dates look kinda familiar, you’ve probably guessed. The visit is part of the 2007 Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Also part of this year’s festival -- and a Melbourne exclusive -- is Barrie Kosky’s take on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart. It's at the Malthouse -- which is co-producing -- from October 11 to 20.
You can download an eText of The Tell-Tale Heart at Project Gutenberg.
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